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Benjamin Hargreaves C.E Primary School Voluntary Aided

Every child, every day, to learn, to laugh, to love and pray.

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                             Reception Class

Welcome back. Hope you are all ready for a very busy half term. We have got straight to work with our 'Design technology Week' which has centered around scarecrows. Thank you to the families who helped their children design one at home during half term, and a big thank you to those who attended our fun 'Scarecrow workshop.' We now have some interesting additions to our outdoor area. We even had a couple made at home, using various materials and techniques, and brought into school.

Our Chester Zoo trip on Thursday 14th November was very exciting! We loved seeing all of the animals we had been learning about in class and have produced some lovely writing and art work since coming back. We are continuing the Letters and Sounds programme, recapping Phase 2 phonemes and 'Tricky words,' and starting to learn Phase 3, including digraphs (2 letters 'graphemes,' that make one sound,'phoneme.') 

As Advent begins and Christmas approaches we will start rehearsals for our Nativity in church, where our class and Year 6 will perform together (date to follow.)

P.E. will continue every Friday, so please ensure any earrings are removed, and that all clothing is named.

Our volununteer librarian,Mrs.A.Hindle will continue to change library books every Wednesday so please try to return books the following week.

Mrs.B.Whelan will join us on Thursday afternoons to play turn-taking games with the children and listen to some of them read. (Please send reading books and records daily)

Talk homework will continue to be issued every Friday. Children love talking about it with their classmates weekly. Children will continue to bring home the letters/sounds they have learnt each week to practise at home and new 'Tricky words.'

In maths we have been thinking about what comes 'before' and 'after' a given number as well as consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 20. We have also been comparing animals by size, using lots of comparative language to describe them.

Thank you for all your support.

Mrs.L.Jones (Classteacher), Mrs.A.Maden (Full-time Teaching assistant) and Miss. S.Meakin. (Part-time Teaching assistant.)

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