Week Commencing 4th. & 11th December

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to our nativity. The children have found it a challenge as there is an expectation to sit quietly when it is not their turn to speak – always difficult when you are 4/5 years old. But, we hope you will enjoy their performance!

We are learning about the importance of the season of Advent and about the nativity story in class, as well as beginning our Christmas crafts. This week we are designing our Christmas cards. Next week we hope to take a walk up to the post office, which we did last year and it was very successful.  I’d like to go to the village in groups of 20, over three days (Mon, Tues, Thurs PM, week of 11th Dec.) whilst the remaining children do other activities such as cooking. If you can offer your help for the village walk or to help in class (CRB checked parents) we would be most grateful.

Christmas Cooking:

Please sign up to donate some Christmas cake ingredients in class this week.

I would like the children to make their own Christmas cake. We need to line 60 baked bean tins. I have done it before but in a light bulb moment wondered if I could ask for parent volunteers to take some home to line in time for our cooking activity the week of 11th December. Full instructions given!

We also need donations of parchment/grease-proof paper. 

Elf Creative crafts: How re your cutting skills? We are looking for volunteers to take some cutting-out home – Please let me know f you can help…

Tapestry

I’m getting very positive feedback about Tapestry. Please contact me with any log in issues.

Mrs. Q.

 

Week of December 5th December

Phew! didn’t the children still standing do well in their nativity this week.  Some of the children managed a few extra lines and some even took on additional parts to cover those hit with Chicken Pox.. I’m afraid Miss Boby and I were so busy organising the play I didn’t stop to take any photographs! So if any parents want to email me some that would be great and I’ll add them to the blog.

We hope to welcome many children back into class next week, so we can all enjoy our many exciting Christmas activities over the next two weeks.

 

A few from this week:

 

PARENTS AS PARTNERS: Sending in observations from home:

Just a reminder that we love to receive examples of home learning, or WOW! moments, on paper or via email. If you’re not sure how to do this read on. Once I have set up your email on the ‘2Build a Profile’ system and you have responded to the confirmation email it’s very simple to share your child’s achievements with us.

A gold star to Stevie’s mum and Emily’s mum who send in brilliant examples of their achievements to share with the staff. This really helps us to build up a true picture of your child’s learning and development.

If you have a photograph or video to share with us, just select the ”mail’ option, and send to the email address: ‘inbox@2buildaprofile.com’ (Your email account will remember the address once you have written it once)

Select the mail option

If you are emailing from a PC, create a new email and upload the file as an attachment.

Put the child’s name in the email subject (this will send the video directly into the child’s portfolio), and any notes in the body of the email (you can add these later if you’re in a rush).

If you didn’t enter your child’s name, the file will be stored in ‘All experiences not allocated to a class/learner’ (from the drop down list) which staff can still pick up.

 

Next Week: We would welcome a contribution of wrapping paper, labels, boxes to wrap, Christmas cards to write in.

Wednesday: A sing-a long of songs from the nativity for the children and parents who missed the play last week.

We will be sending home another copy of all the sound sheets covered to date.

 

Mrs. Quinn