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Happy Week!

We sent home some very tired children at the end of their first full week at school but they have been absolutely fabulous.  All staff have commented on how settled at Crossdale the Reception class are.  They have amazed us on how quickly they have got into our class routines.

This week in literacy we have made up our own story (Panda and The Leaky Boat) and had fun together retelling it with actions.  You should find a map of the story in their book bag so that they can retell the story to you at home.  There is also a picture of the map below.

We have also started teaching phonics in the classroom. The children have responded very well to this no matter their prior knowledge.  Once we have taught a new sound, the children then practise writing it.  Hopefully you have all seen the 'Seesaw' messages with the handwriting practise sheets for you to print off for your child to practise at home.

The children have also drawn their first monthly self-portrait this week.  They are great tool to see their drawing progression over the year.

As well as all this the children have had plenty of opportunities to play and use the classroom resources.  We've seen some super sharing, turn taking and listening to each other this week for which the children have been earning lots of stamps on their stamp charts.

Once again, can we say a huge thank you for all of your help in settling and preparing your children for school. We're definitely in for a wonderful year with your super star children.

The Reception team