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The third Sunday of Advent 🕯🕯🕯💜💗 and the blessing of Bambinelli in Rome. The children are looking forward to the blessing in school this week at school. 🙏🏻👑

🤩🤩 Congratulations to our superstar learners... Well done Rianna, Isla and Theo. 🤩🤩

We are excited for some special treats coming up, here are some dates for your diary. 🎅🏼🎄

The scene has been set, the story has been told and all will be revealed soon... 🐪🐪🐪👑

We were excited to find a letter from Santa. He has given us special jobs to carry out each week. A random act of kindness to carry out everyday. The children are enjoying being Santa’s helper and being rewarded with a treat from the Advent Calendar at the end of each day. 🎅🏼🎄📝

Wishing our Lolush families a very Happy St. Nicolas Day... 👢👡👠🥿🩴👞👟🥾🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭🍭

The second week of Advent... 🕯🕯💜

This weeks Reception News... 📝

🤩🤩🤩 Congratulations to our Dojo and Virtue Winners of the Week 🤩🤩🤩

Home Learning Parent Project - Bambinelli and the blessing off Father George. 🙏🏻

We are wearing our Christmas Jumpers and donating towards our Holy Spirit MAC Christmas Appeal. We have had a fantastic response to helping others at Christmas time and I look forward to be part of the team delivering on 21st of December. Thank you to all of our families who have supported and donated in any way they could. 🙏🏻

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Today we light the first candle - Hope. We thank God for the gift of hope he gives us. We are preparing for the special birth of Jesus. Talk to your child about Advent, ask them questions and say prayers of Hope. 🕯💜🙏🏻

Strange things have started to happen this week at school... at snack time we noticed we had some visitors in our fruit bowl... the children started a discussion as to who did it? 🕵🏻‍♀️🕵🏻‍♂️

This weeks Reception news...

🤩🤩 Congratulations to our super star Dojo winners this week... Theo and Sofia you have been working really hard to write your names... 🙌🏼🤩🤩 and Maja had the most Dojo points this week, working hard at home and school! 🤩🤩

This week we have been supporting our Holy Spirit MAC Christmas Appeal. We had a non uniform day where we could wear our Christmas jumpers! We helped raise money to support vulnerable families in our school and local community at Christmas 🍽

This weeks Reception’s news...

🤩 Congratulations to our Dojo winners Carter and Nico. A big round of applause for Giulia who had the most Dojo points! We are also super proud of our Virtue Award Winner - Madiva for always being kind, thoughtful and caring. 🙏🏻

Home Learning for this week; The children have been busy at home and have been rewarded with Dojo points!

News Letter for this week... 👍🏻

Congratulations to this weeks winners... Our Dojo winners are; Harvey and Madiva. Our virtue winner for always showing respect is.... Theo! Our Pudsey Bear Raffle prize winners are; Frank, Riley and Gracie. 🙌🏼🤩

This week has been world kindness day... the children in Reception having been thinking of others, helping others and doing random acts of kindness. Joseph nominated Theo for always being kings to him. On Friday we were thinking of others by raising money for Children in Need. We had a non uniform day and a Pudsey Bear Raffle. 🙏🏻

Our Dojo winners of the week are:Violet-Rose and Poppie. Poppie was that excited she couldn’t keep still for the photograph! 🤩🤩

Home Learning - Thank you for supporting your child’s learning and development at home... 🙌🏼

This weeks newsletter... this week it includes our first ‘Home Learning Task’.

Friday Food Festival 🎊 We have been learning all about Diwali and the children have been making links to special times they share with their own family. Do, on Friday with fantastic parental support we had a Food Festival! Look at all the amazing food that was donated by our parents... Italian, Romanian, Polish, Nigerian, Spanish, Welsh and Indian.

We have been celebrating ‘Autumn Festivals’ during our first week back. Celebrating different cultures, festivals, special times, autumn and harvest. The children have been creative, making firework pictures, decorating mendhi hands and making rangoli patterns.

Welcome back after a restful half term... Thank you so much for all the lovely autumn treasures you have found with your families. We have made an investigation maths area, with all your autumn treasures. We can apply the skills and knowledge we have learnt so far; matching, sorting, counting, noticing pattern and we can explore more ways.

🐸 Help Fred to say the sounds and lock them in your brain... 🐸

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Use your pack sent home over half term to support your child’s developing phonic knowledge... flash the cards daily for 5-10mins, followed by their ‘Green Words’.
Send videos of your children working hard.

Green Words - Please find support for helping children to segment and blend sounds to read...

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🧁Friday Fun 🧁 This week we all made cupcakes, the children helped to measure the ingredients, make comparisons, decorate and eat the cupcakes... they were delicious. 🧁🧁

This weeks Reception News...

Congratulations on this weeks Dojo Winners... 🤩 Giulia, 🤩 Meadow and 🤩 Lily. All of our children made it on the ‘Proud Sunshine’ this week, well done to everyone. 🙌🏼🤩

🙏🏻Congratulations to this terms ‘Virtues Award’ winners.🙏🏻 Our virtue focus has been ‘Curious and Active’. Well done Leo and Emma... 🤩🤩🙏🏻’

🤩Dojo winners of the week are: Maja, Alex and Riley 🙌🏼🤩

Crazy Sock Day - Today our families participated in ‘🧦Crazy Sock Day🧦’. We have donated towards a special celebration, to say thank you to the children for their fantastic start to Reception. The children had to come in to school wearing different socks! We have been developing our maths language and have learnt new words; same, match, sort, different, similar. On Friday we will be making, decorating and eating cupcakes and having party time!

While things are still very different, we thought we’d share what we get up to through the classroom door. Here is a sneaky peak at one of our phonics lessons....

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🧦🧦🧦🧦🧦🧦🧦 It’s ‘crazy sock day’ on Monday 19th October’. Remember your socks cannot match, they need to be different. We have been learning all about matching and sorting in our Maths work. We can’t wait to see your crazy socks! 🧦🧦🧦🧦🧦🧦🧦

✏️📖 We have started to use our pencils to form letters. We have been learning new sounds in our ‘Read Write Inc’ lessons. On a Friday we practise on the whiteboards, then we write in our ‘Fred Writing Book’. Look how we can hold a pencil, look how we can make it move and look at our lovely letters. ✏️📖

This weeks Reception News... 🌈

The Curiosity Approach: This year at St Anne’s we have changed our displays and enhanced our provision by using neutral colours and natural resources. We have began to embed the natural resources into our provision to engage our learners in new and exciting ways. Take a look at our learning environment, this is reflected in the provision and resources used in the big garden too.

Today we have continued to develop our ‘matching’ skills. The challenge was to match the magnet letters to the written letters on the big whiteboard... ready, steady, go!

Mrs P has been busy in the ‘big garden’ getting ready for Work Outside Wednesday. She has built our Mud Kitchen out of recycled materials. We can’t wait to make mud pies and magic potions 🍁🍂🍃

At St Anne’s we are lucky to have this reflection area to sit and be with God.

Reading is one of our school priorities. In Reception we love books, we have developed a ‘Reading Hut’ in our outside garden area. Pop in and have a look at a book! 📚

This week we have started ‘Read Write Inc’. The children were very excited to meet ‘Fred the Frog’. Over the past few weeks we have been listening carefully to sounds, using our good listening ears. We have played musical instruments, been on a sound walk outside and played lots of instruction games. This has helped us this week as we have listened to new sounds of letters!

In Maths this week we have been thinking about ‘matching’ and finding objects that are the ‘same’. The children have been using new language: similar, same, match, different.

Reading is a priority at St Anne’s Catholic Academy. We want to develop a love for books. Each week we have a book focus, this book links to our Literacy and Maths teaching and learning. The children vote each day for a story of their choice, read by the teacher at the end of the day. 📚

The children have been working hard to learn and follow our school and class rules. We have also been learning to say our prayers, focus our eyes on our prayer area and talk to God. 🙏🏻

Reception News for Parents 🌈

Today we have supported a charity, Macmillan. We would normally have a big coffee morning where we would sell the yummy cakes, but this year we have had to do thing differently. So Mrs Wroe and Miss Darlington made a cake shop. We took our pennies and brought a delicious cake from the cake shop! We had our cakes at snack time. We raised lots of money. Later on in the afternoon we made a cake shop and the children enjoyed being the customer and the seller. We have added this experience to our provision for next week.

Welcome to St. Anne’s Reception Class of 2020-2021. We would welcome you to follow us on our learning journey. This is our first week at school. We are all part time, staying for our dinner on Thursday and Friday as part of us settling into school life. We have been learning to keep our hands clean, to stay safe and to keep others safe too. Here we are having some fun in the autumn sunshine, in the big garden. 📸

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