Reception's blog w/b Monday 21st June
Date: 24th Jun 2021 @ 10:39pm
As I was writing this blog, I looked up to the date on my computer screen and noticed that this time next week it will be July! It seems like we are hurtling towards the end of term at breakneck speed and like a runaway train, there really is no stopping it. And yet, there is so much still to be done before we bid farewell to your lovely children on July 20th.
This week, the children throughout the school have been purposefully increasing their physical activity as part of our 'Sports Week'. Fortunately, the rain on Thursday cleared away quickly enough for us to enjoy some running, hurdling, throwing and aiming games, in addition to a final bean-bag relay race which defintely brought out the competitive edge in some! The weather put pay to some of our plans today, but we have been learning some mindfulness meditation and practising our yoga to end the week in a more calming way.
I think I can speak for Miss Wellings when I say that we were overwhelmed with the standard of writing from the class in literacy this week. We have been innovating the story of The Storm Whale using our own characters, and so many of the children have excelled in this, showing not resilience in writing at length, but also a real grasp of the spelling rules we have learned this year in phonics.
And so to next week! I know that swimming in the pool on Friday has been at the forefront of many of the children's minds, and it has definitely given me one or two sleepless nights too...! In all seriousness though, it is a great opportunity for the children and there will be plenty of us in school to help with the session. It is our regular PE day in any case, so getting changed should be much simpler for the children to manage independently than it may have been in shirts and ties. There will be some children who will be literally getting out of the pool just as you arrive to pick up, so we will try our very best to have them all wearing their own clothes and in a presentable state for you.
Finally, I think most of you have booked your parent consultation appointments on July 6th, but there are still morning and afternoon/teatime slots available if you haven't got around to it yet. I know that both Miss Wellings and I are looking forward to telling you so much about your child's first year in school, and I can almost guarantee that you will go away from this with a feeling of great pride in them.
Have a good weekend!