Buddy our Elf has really been up to lots of funny things. We have shared some of his adventures on Tapestry. He has now gone back to Mrs Conway's house and we have written to Santa to explain that he needs to collect Buddy from Mrs Conway's house as we will not be at school. We hope you liked the children's Christmas cards.
We have continued to have our phonics sessions and incorporated Christmas in this. In January we will be working with every child to assess where they are up to and will be then continuing to introduce phase 3 for those children who are ready. When learning sounds and pairs of letters that make sounds we hear, spot, read and write these sounds in a variety of contexts.
Our mathematics this week has been 2D shapes in particular squares and triangles and the similarities and differences between these shapes. We have taught the children that both the shapes have 4 sides however a squares side's are always equal even if they are of varying sizes. We have taught them that a rectangle has parallel sides that are equal. Both shapes have straight sides and 4 corners.
Thank you for the bookbags. We hope you enjoy reading and sharing books over Christmas that you have a home.
We are so proud of the children. They have had a fantastic term and we look forward to seeing them in January. We appreciate that for your child's first term of their first year at school things have been less than ideal and we do miss the opportunity to chat to you and say how happy they all are and how they are doing. As we have always said please do use Tapestry it is a wonderful insight in to your child's day and also a great tool if you want to share anything with us about your child.
Merry Christmas to you all and a happy and healthy New Year! Take care and stay safe.