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‘Value in Everyone’
Value in Everyone



What a wonderful start to school! After lots of months off nursery for many of us, we settled into school well and have been learning our new daily routine. Our teachers have been helping us to be independent with things like putting our coats on ourselves and washing our hands. We come into school ourselves, put away our belongings and take part in name writing activities in our classrooms. And that's before the day even begins! We are confident at lunchtimes too, selecting our lunch and carrying our tray to the table to join our friends.



We all know our learning environment well and have been accessing many of the resources on offer during our child-initiated time. We have been looking at the story 'Owl Babies' as part of our Talk 4 Writing English sessions and have participated in lots of activities linked to this. We have been working on our speaking and listening skills in preparation for beginning our Phonics learning. In Maths, we have been looking closely at the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 with some help from the Numberblocks. We love PE! It has been a great way of demonstrating team work and tackling new challenges. 


During November, we started to learn phonic sounds, identify initial letters and create CVC words. In maths, we explored addition and subtraction within 5 using nursery rhymes. We become remote learners for two weeks too and really impressed our teachers with our positive attitude towards learning at home!




December was a very busy month for us! We created gifts, cards and calendars for our families, practised and filmed our nativity play and still managed to work hard on our curriculum subjects. We have also been discussing kindness and friendship in class, talking about ways to look after ourselves and others in school. We loved inviting our parents into school to visit our festive window displays and topped off the term with a party and a pantomime. Merry Christmas everyone!