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Rabbits and "Dark Nights & Special Lights"!

02.11.18

What we have been learning this week

Our new topic for this term is called “Dark Nights and Special Lights” and we started by learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. We have read the story, found out about how people celebrate Diwali in England, and we have really enjoyed exploring Rangoli patterns, costumes and customs. 

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We have danced like fireworks in PE and begun learning some yoga moves to support this term's Value of Peace. We are enjoying our new peaceful space so we can take time to reflect and be restful and peaceful - please do come and enjoy our fish bubble light whenever you need some peace.

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Our letter learning has been lots of fun with dancing dinosaur number rhymes, and multicoloured, many eyed, messy haired monsters! You were amazing at counting money in money boxes, too, Rabbits - well done!  We also enjoyed our green and gold glittery "g" - keep up the good work everyone. 

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What we shall be working on next week

Next week we will be practising our oral story-telling for Rabbit Class Storytime, taking place in a few weeks. We will also discuss fireworks, describing the sounds they make, and we will be thinking about what happens to a number when you get one more. 

How you can help with home learning 

Reading books have now gone home.  These should be changed at least twice a week from next week but this can only happen if the book and diary are in the bag everyday!  Please can you write in the reading diary to say your child has read the book at home. 

Can you ask your little one to tell you about the Diwali story and how Hindu people celebrate it?  Can you make or draw a pattern that might bring your family luck? 

General information 

A timetable for parent helpers is on the whiteboard outside the classroom. Please sign up if you are able to commit to a regular time and have a DBS check for our school. If you wish to help but don’t yet have a DBS please go to the office to ask for information on how to complete this.  Thank you in advance - your support is gratefully received. 

Finally, I look forward to seeing you all for Parents’ Evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

 

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