Autumn Term 2 (2022 - 2023)

Autumn 2, Week 2
This week's winter text was 'Ten Little Lights', a wonderful story about woodland animals in the snow, dreaming about a warm cosy fire. The children were able to represent the story through their own drawings and practiced reading CVC words and matching them to the correct animal, as well as exploring some rhyme! Reception children have been exploring the number 8 and practised using a 'tens frame' for the first time! We were very excited to have a Daddy come and read to the children this week as part of our 'Mystery Reader' on Thursdays.
The children have also taken part in a variety of activities for remembrance day, including making poppies with their Year 6 buddies and taking part in the school Remembrance Day service. The children were extremely well behaved and respectful and I was so proud of them.
Autumn 2, Week 1
'Remember, remember, the 5th of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.'
This week the children focused on activities based around Bonfire Night! We looked at the text 'Sparks in the Sky' and Reception were able to retell the story through actions and sequence the story, writing initial sounds for each picture. Reception were lucky enough to take part in the Stroud Book Festival on Friday. They listened to a workshop lead by author and illustrator 'Lydia Monks', who illustrates 'What the Ladybird Heard'. The children loved listening to her read some stories and show children how to draw some characters from her book.