Nativity preparations

We have had an extremely busy week making the final preparations for our Nativity performances. We are delighted to report that all Reception children are singing beautifully, remembering...

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We have had an extremely busy week making the final preparations for our Nativity performances. We are delighted to report that all Reception children are singing beautifully, remembering the actions and most importantly enjoying the performances- a huge well done! We have also been writing our own lists of the characters in the Nativity story, making character puppets and retelling the story. The children applied their knowledge of ordering by size in the Blue challenge, they ordered stocking, baubles and Christmas puddings by size. What a wonderful week Acorns, Pumpkins and Sunflowers.

We would like to thank you all for joining us in Family Friday, there was a super atmosphere in all three classes with children and their families sharing all their recent learning.

Next Week: we will continue our Festivals theme by thinking about some Christmas traditions from around the world.

Key Things to know…

Book Focus: Different Christmas themed stories

Group Time Focus: this week we will be working on our performance skills as actors, dancers or narrators.

Maths: Consolidation of addition

Phonics Focus: phase two recap.

Rainbow Challenges (independent, open-ended provision)

Red Challenge – To join in with some Santa’s workshop role play- gift wrapping, card writing, list making eyc.

Blue Challenge – To solve some Christmas themed addition problems.

Yellow Challenge – To draw and label Santa’s journey around the world.

Green Challenge  – To try our best in our Nativity performances.

 

Safeguarding: E-Safety

Some children in the school are aware of the popular game Fortnite. We have spoken in our classes to clarify with children that the game is inappropriate for their age.

The NSPCC have advised that parents should:

  • let children know they could talk to them if upset or worried by anything they had seen online
  • familiarise themselves with what their children did online and understand why they liked particular apps or games
  • agree family rules on how to use apps, sites and games
  • use privacy settings and parental controls to keep children safe

The news article below explains the e-safety issues for why Fortnite (age rating of 12+) presents a risk in its content, voice and text chat functions and so is not appropriate for primary-aged children.

In light of emerging concerns about the risks children could be exposed to, we are urging parents to be aware of Fortnite’s features,” 

Read the full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43988210