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Autumn Term

posted 8 Sep 2016, 02:52 by Kelly Holdsworth   [ updated 8 Sep 2016, 04:18 by Chris Metcalfe ]

We have enjoyed welcoming the children in to Reception and beginning to get to know them. The children have settled well and have enjoyed playing and exploring inside and outside the setting. 

Topics
This term we are spending the first few weeks learning more about your children through a 'My Family' topic. We will be asking children to bring in photographs and drawings of people and things that are important to them. These will be used as points for discussion and display. As we move in to Autumn our topic will change to 'Why do squirrels hide their nuts?'. 
This will include learning opportunities about:
- Hibernation and migration
- Seasonal change in the natural world, where we will be visiting Sandall Beat Woods.
- Autumn foods
- Woodland animals
- Seasonal celebrations and festivals, which will include Divali and a Harvest Festival assembly, which you will be invited to attend. 

During the last four weeks of the term we will be focusing on Christmas and the nativity story.

Important dates for your diary:
Harvest Festival assembly Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 9am- Families welcome

Reception visit to Sandall Beat Woods Wednesday 5th October 2016. This will be a half day visit 12.30-3pm. Children will have lunch at school as usual. For this trip we would like children to dress up in Autumn colours.

Christmas Nativity Concert Tuesday 6th December at 2pm and Wednesday 7th December at 9.30am, including a fund raising bake sale.

Craft sessions (informal parents open day)
Mrs Holdsworth:
Monday 12th December 9-10.15am
Wednesday 14th December 9-10.15am and 1.45-3pm

Mrs Shaw:
Monday 12th December 1.45-3pm
Thursday 15th December 9-10.15am and 1.45-3pm

Christmas party Friday 16th December 


Reminders:
Children should wear appropriate footwear suitable for indoor and outdoor play
Children need a water bottle everyday labelled with their name (water only, not fruit juices or flavoured water)
Label all items of clothing
No PE kit required until after Christmas. The children will only take off shoes and socks for PE this term.
Bring a coat

 
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