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Class newsletter 17th January

EYFS newsletter
17th January 2014
The children have had another busy week and are still thoroughly enjoying learning about the Polar regions, as well as showing us all their fantastic ideas! This week we’ve labelled polar animals, practiced our fine motor skills by hammering nails into tree stumps, worked with a friend to do ‘tree wrapping’, been on Arctic adventures, built amazing structures and lands in the Construction Area and played with our friends. We’ve learnt about non-fiction books, rescued whales who were trapped in ice, and practiced our egg and pencil rolls. Wow! What a week!
In Maths we have been weighing this week and trying hard to compare two or three objects to see which is the heaviest and lightest. The children have loved filling socks in the sand tray and this has encouraged lots of talk, with lots of children using heavier and lighter to see whose sock is heavier! We have also used the balance scales to see how many bricks balance different objects.
Next week we will be continuing to learn about different polar animals.
Forest Schools
This week we met ‘Sage’, one of the woodland folk, who live in the trees at Forest Schools. The children enjoyed
finding Sage and playing with her. Everyone enjoyed going on a hunt and finding
different things, as well as making dens for little animals.

Homework
This week why not make a cake (the best bit being you can eat it at the end!). You could use the scales to weigh the
ingredients and look for numbers in the kitchen – on the cooker, on the scales, in the recipe book etc.
You might like to find out more about polar animals. I wonder where you could look?
Don’t forget your handwriting and maths challenges too. We were thrilled that nearly everyone completed their Maths Challenge last week. Well done!

PE
This term the children are continuing their games sessions with Mr Barratt on a Wednesday afternoon. On a Friday we are exploring ways of travelling in gymnastics.
Next week…
Monday: handwriting books in school for new letter sounds
Tuesday: wellies for Forest Schools
Wednesday: PE kit
Thursday: Maths Challenge Books returned to school
Friday: library books and PE kit
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