Happy Autumn Holidays from Reception

Hello and a belated happy holiday to you all. I hope you have had fun and managed to get out and enjoy this lovely Autumnal weather we are having. It was great to see you all at Parent’s evening and share with you the fabulous progress your children are making. Remember if you want to know more about how your children learn to read and write at St Andrew’s then please do come to our READING EVENING on Thursday 3rd November from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

We have had a super seventh week at school. We went on our first autumn walk around the school grounds looking for signs of autumn. There was much discussion about the changing colours and it was really exciting to pick up armfuls of leaves and toss them in the air.  I just love this photo where we jumped for joy at our discoveries. I hope you get a chance to do some exploring of the local woodland over the holidays and make some of your own discoveries about the seasonal changes which are happening now.dscf4004

As art of our work on the value ‘Tolerance’ we have been acting out the story Pumpkin Soup where the characters, a cat, a squirrel and a duck squabble about the roles they should have in the making of the soup. The children have been brilliant in coming up with solutions on how to solve the problem of sharing. Many related it to their experiences in the classroom and suggested that they use a sand timer to take turns, which is what we do at school. They really do seem to have understood the idea of tolerance and how important it is to be patient with each other.

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As a follow up to our constant interest in police role play we were visited by PC Nash (alias Elodie’s Dad) and PCSO Sherlock (yes that really is his name) who talked to us about the ways the Police help us. They also let us try on their hats and uniforms and showed us the many tools they stow away in their police uniforms. Rowan was particularly brave as he tested out the metal handcuffs. We waved them goodbye to the sound of sirens and flashing lights. Just sooooo exciting!!  There was a flurry of picture painting, thank you writing and jail building following the visit. Thank you so much PC Nash and PCSO Sherlock for your time and knowledge.p1040115p1040116p1040139p1040150p1040160

I am looking forward to seeing you all on Monday.  Please do remember your holiday homework as we will be using it for Show and Tell during literacy.