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Pancakes & Lent

Welcome back to school!

The children enjoyed telling us their half-term news and they practised using their phonics skills to write about their half-term week.

In R.E we talked about Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday…as we missed Shrove Tuesday in half-term we made pancakes with different fruit toppings and talked about giving up sweet treats for Lent…we will also fundraising money to support CAFOD during Lent.

We are looking forward to our Gruffalo trip on Friday…we have been exploring the story and woodland animals and we even designed a Shrove Tuesday pancake for the Gruffalo to enjoy!


Chinese cooking!

This week the children enjoyed hearing The Chinese New story and learning about the 12 Chinese new Year animals. They also enjoyed taking on roles in our Chinese restaurant role play area and tasting different Chinese sauces! Yesterday the children helped to chop vegetables to make stir-fry noodles…they tasted delicious! The children were also busy using their phonics skills to write their own Chinese restaurant menus and shopping lists…

Chinese Restaurant!

This week in shared reading we read the story; ‘New Trainers’. We made predictions about the story and matched the sight words; ‘was’ ‘got’ ‘no’ and ‘it’ as we read the story together.

In maths the children learned about money. We talked about what money is used for and looked at 1p, 2p and 5p coins. The children ‘shopped’ in our shoe and chocolate shop and counted out the number of coins for the different price tags. We then bought two and three items by adding the coins together to find the total. The children were very good at adding and worked hard to represent the items in a number sentence.

With Valentines Day approaching the children shared the people they love and their reasons why. We wrote valentines cards and remembered to; ‘say the word, robot the word and write the word’, so that we could hear all the sounds. We also enjoyed designing our cards painting patterns.

To celebrate Chinese New Year, the children have had fun role-playing in our ‘Chinese Restaurant’ outdoors. They have been ‘cooking’, reading menus, writing orders and serving customers!

Thank you for sending in lots of Chinese artefacts to enrich our outdoor role-play.

We wish you all a wonderful weekend!