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'Success for all, in all we do'

Welcome Back - Again!

We would like to start by thanking you all for your support and understanding during our two weeks isolation - it certainly was a strange time and we are all very pleased to be back in class again.

This week we have explored the sights and sounds of a Nigerian market through the story 'Catch That Goat' by Polly Alakija. At first we covered up the word 'goat' in the title and the children had to predict what the characters in the story might be trying to catch. They came up with fantastic ideas including a crocodile, ghost, wolf and an aeroplane!

After sharing the story with the children, they were treated to a visit (socially distanced of course) from Mrs Agudosi, one of our TAs who is from Nigeria. The children were amazed as she demonstrated how to carry a basket of fruit on her head and fascinated as she answered their questions about growing up in Nigeria.

In maths we have been focussing on finding one more and one less using five frames, objects and counting songs.The children picked this up really quickly and some were even able to find two more and two less than a number.

We have been exploring African prints and patterns through our art and fine motor activities - threading beads to make colourful necklaces and designing and decorating African clothing and jewellery.

We will begin our weekly P.E. lessons next Friday - please ensure that you send your child into school wearing their P.E. kit on that day.

Full details of our P.E. kit can be found under the 'Parents' tab on our website: fircroft.family

Reminders:

Please ensure that you sign your child's Reading Record book when you have heard them read. This can either be a comment about their reading or just your signature.

Remember a film crew will be in next Thursday (3rd December) so please ensure that your child is wearing the correct uniform.