Week commencing 18th February
During this half term we have been talking about people who help us, where we are in the world, how other people live in the world, and different kinds of houses around the world. It would be lovely to watch this video with your child, My Little Human Planet, which is all about different homes around the world. Things to talk about with your child include what the houses are made from and whether they have the same furniture inside them as they do. It’s also a lovely way to have a chat about things we are thankful for and how we can show we are grateful for all the things we are lucky enough to have.
Our work on rhyming is continuing and your children are getting lots of practice. One of our favourite rhyming characters is Hairy Maclary and all his friends. See if you can hear the rhyming pairs such as Bottomley Potts covered in spots, and Hercules Morse as big as a horse! Maybe you can find some more rhyming pairs at home 🙂
We are continuing to work on recognition of numerals as well as putting them in the right order. As we have been talking about houses and homes, if you happen to be in a building with an elevator this weekend, why not take a moment with your child to look at the number buttons on the panel inside and look at the order. They start at 1 and go up to? How many floors does the building have? If you have some spare time on your hands you could have a go at this activity from toddlerapproved.com:
In Arabic we will be learning about:
- Topic: Jungle Animals (Review)
- Review the letters (ز- ق- ن- ف)
- Color: Review (red, yellow, green, blue and pink)
- Story: قصة (القنفذ والثعلب)
Tuesday 20th February– Start of Half Term. The infants school will finish at 11:30 on this day. Please could you make sure to pick your children up by this time as staff will be involved in training sessions for the rest of the day.
21st and 22nd February – School closed for Half Term
Book Week will start on Sunday 25th February after Half Term.We will have lots of fun activities planned including asking the children to bring in their favourite story to read aloud to their friends. In addition, a year 6 class will join us one day to read some books together. We will also be asking for parent volunteers to come and read with their child’s class during the week.
On Thursday 1st of March the whole school will have Book Character Day. Your child should come to school dressed up as their favourite book character and bring the book too for sharing if possible. The best costumes are always the homemade ones that the children have made with you. They have that special personal touch 🙂
11th March – 22nd March: We will be holding our Parent Teacher Meetings at the end of each day during these 2 weeks. A little nearer to the time we will open up the booking system so that you can select your preferred available slots.
On Thursday 22nd March it is Arabic Mothers Day and we will be inviting all our mums into our classes at the end of the day. We are giving you lots of notice as we would love it if all mums can come. We will be inviting you to join us from 11:30 and you will be doing a little activity with your child to celebrate your special day 🙂