Week Ending 31/03/23

Date: 27th Mar 2023 @ 8:25am

Happy Holidays! This half term has really flown by! We cannot believe that the children have been in school for two terms, with only one full term left in Reception. The children have been enjoying the change from winter to spring, especially as we have been exploring lots of new life. We have watched our tadpoles hatch and grow, set up our caterpillar nets and planted potatoes and broccoli (thank you Evie’s Mum). During the first week back, we will be planting cress into egg shells. If you are able to save your egg shells and boxes over the holidays and send them into school for the first Friday back, we would really appreciate it.

Polite Request

Please can we ask that children do NOT bring in any toys from home. On a Monday, we have Show and Tell but we ask that children show things they have made, pictures on Tapestry or work from our Homework Menu. Show and tell is not for toys. All toys brought into school after Easter will be confiscated, thank you.

Summer Term Dates

  • Friday 21st April- Easter Bonnet parade. Come into school wearing your best Easter bonnet for a parade!
  • Wednesday 24th May- Sport’s Day! Children to come in PE and their house colours. Parents are invited to watch from 9am to 10am.

Talking Point – The Coronation

We are so excited to start celebrating the King’s coronation after half term. As part of our celebrations, we are planning to compare Tarporley’s celebrations now to the celebrations in 1952. Therefore, our Big Question for Easter is; what was life in Tarporley like during the last coronation? We are hoping to find local people with photos or information (or even someone who was there!) to share with the children. Please let us know if you can help!

Easter Challenge Booklet

Each child has brought home an Easter challenge booklet in their book bag. This is completely optional but each child who returns the completed booklet will receive a red sticker for their sticker book.

Family Support

We would like to draw your attention to a useful resource that could help your family.

Home - My Family Coach- This website provides lots of information about things such as behaviour, screen time, friendships and helping your child with additional needs.

Little Wandle (Phonics)

Please see the downloadable attachment below to practise the sounds/words we have been learning this week. This week was assessment week so you will be find your child’s percentage in their reading records; 80% is on track and able to move onto the next set of books. Please keep reading with your child over the Easter holidays and speak to your child’s teacher if you have concerns about their progress. 

You can also look at the following resources on the Little Wandle website to find out more about phonics: https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=251841354&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-99_x4j2xRyMa3Wf9Z3G-JOpJww1XqE6RJvg0B-fbRoYLMwF73nqfGqrth0KNCCv4hj2DxPIbt7m_6hlk1XWKIn_eeY4TPwAd5r51zst3B4BAt7ypM&utm_content=251841354&utm_source=hs_email


This week we have been thinking about the language associated with addition and subtraction. Did you know that a child learns over 100 new words in Reception in their maths lessons alone? We learnt to count up starting from any number (and the language ‘more’, ‘add’, ‘plus’, ‘altogether’) and back from any number (‘less’, ‘minus’, ‘take away’ and ‘subtract’) To do this, the children needed to be able to find one more and less without any resources to help them. We played lots of great games and used a special more/less dice on to help us become more familiar with the signs. We love the board game ‘Sum Swamp’ for this as well!

On Monday, we enjoyed finishing the story of ‘The Pirates are Coming’. The children were amazed to find that the pirate captain was Tom’s Mum! They laughed as they realised that the villagers were hiding to shout ‘SURPRISE!’ and not because they were scared. No one predicted that ending!

On Tuesday, we LOVED performing our class assemblies for our families. Thank you so much for coming! The children showed such wonderful courage and confidence and we were so proud of them all.

On Wednesday, we enjoyed a performance of The Easter Story from B Tales. The children thought it was brilliant…and so did the adults!

On Thursday, we read the story of ‘The Pirates are Coming’ again…but this time we found a letter from Tom’s Mum in the back! The children wrote responses and read them to a teacher. We also enjoyed some time in the hall with the parachute.

On Friday, we celebrated our achievements at celebration worship. In the afternoon we opened our caterpillar deliveries! We learnt about the life cycle of a butterfly and got everything ready for our new friends over the holidays. We also planted our potatoes and broccoli. Miss Nicholas was worried we would come back to find frogs playing in the classroom so Miss Bougen bravely volunteered to take them home for the holidays…wish her luck!

Well done to our Stars of the Term, Flora and Olivia.

Our mystery readers this week were and Olivas’s Mum and Nancy-May's Mum. Thank you for coming to share a story with us! 

Please speak to your child’s class teacher to put a date in the diary if you would like to be mystery reader. We still have many available dates next term so please get in touch if you can help!

Have a fantastic Easter! 

Miss Nicholas and Miss Selwyn

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