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What a busy week we have had in Base 1 this week!

We have had not one, but two special visits this week. On Wednesday Mrs Midwinter very kindly brought in her two little goats, Doug and Dave, to visit us. The children were very excited to meet them and asked lots of interesting questions.

Then on Thursday, to link in with our work on nocturnal animals, Mrs Midwinter kindly lent us three hedgehogs she was looking after. We were very lucky that one of them was very awake and came out to say hello to us. Miss Willis held him whilst we all had a good look at him. We had to stop Miss Willis from taking him home!

The Year 1 children produced some excellent writing about our visitors and all the children made some fabulous hedgehogs using autumn leaves as spikes. These will join our owls on our nocturnal animal display.

On Monday we planted flower bulbs in the tubs in our outdoor play area. We will see these flower in the Spring. We then looked at how instructional texts are set out and written, and we will be writing our own next week.

This week we have been working on the text The Gruffalo. The children did a great job sequencing the pictures of the story and were able to re-tell it. The reception children practised counting reliably by sticking 10 purple spikes on the Gruffalo's back. We had to make sure we definitely had 10!

In other maths lessons we have been practising 'one more' and 'one less' than a given number, and the year 1's have been developing their addition skills understanding the addition and equals signs. We have also been learning to count up in 10's using the 100 square to help us.

In P.E. we have been continuing to practise our throwing and catching skills, which are really improving, and have been playing games that require us to work as part of a team.

In music we have been learning our song for the Harvest festival, 'Big Red Combine Harvester,' which is sounding very good!

The Reception children are doing well in their phonics sessions and are remembering all our letter sounds very well. We have been practising blending these sounds together to make words and I have been very impressed with the children's efforts. Well done!

Remember Year 1's that you have Mymaths homework to complete by Friday and everyone has spellings to learn. Please remember to also read as much as possible and record in reading logs.

Letters for Reception parent's meetings were given out on Thursday. Thank you to all parents who have returned them already. I will send home appointment times this week. These meeting are just to make contact and discuss how your child has settled in to school and for you to share with us anything you feel we need to know about your child. If you cannot make the given date of the meetings just pop in and see me and we can always arrange to meet at a convenient time before or after school another day, as I would like to chat to all parents.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the glorious October weather!

Mrs McGhie

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