Noah’s Ark and Harvest Festival

Saturday 13 October 2018

This week in Foundation, our focus was the Bible story of Noah’s Ark.

The children produced story maps, using all of their new phonics skills to label them with the parts of the story. We also painted some beautiful rainbows and animals to add to a special display we will be creating in the school corridor, next to our library.

In maths, we completed our work on the focus number 2 by creating “pairs” of animals to board Noah’s Ark! We explored different representations of the number.

The children have also been learning about Harvest Festival. At the end of last week, we harvested our own haricot beans from Spring-time planting.

We used this as a starting point to discuss fruit and vegetables that grow from the Earth and how we use Harvest time to give thanks to God and those who work on the land, for the food we eat. The children made posters to display their understanding of the importance of Harvest time. In our music session, we learnt a Harvest song about a special machine used to harvest crops:

Ask your child if they can sing you the song they have learnt this week.

Important reminders:

Parent partnership meeting: Takes place this Wednesday, 17 October 3.15-3.45. We hope to see many of you there and look forward to discussing ways you can share your child’s achievements both at school and at home.

Early Years Pupil Premium form: Could all forms be completed and returned to school this week. A reminder text message was sent out. If you need a new copy please ask.

PE Kit: PE takes place on a Thursday and began this week.  Please provide a named kit of shorts and t-shirt. Thank you for the kits already in school.

Wellies and outdoor coats: Please ensure your child has a rain-proof coat in school every day. We also suggest having a pair of wellies in school, if possible. We love to explore our outdoor area in all weathers!

Thank you for your support and co-operation.