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Reception Blog Autumn 2 Week 3

Thinking about others…

Over the last couple of weeks, we have spent a lot of time learning and talking about how to help and take care of others and about how special we all are.

Poppy Day

On 11th November, the children found out about why we wear poppies. They were incredibly thoughtful and grown up when talking about how soldiers fought for our freedom. We linked this to our Superhero topic and RESPECT Code, deciding that the soldiers must have shown huge amounts of courage, compassion and friendship/ togetherness. The children worked hard to create handprint poppies and writing which look superb displayed on our windows.

Children in Need

Last Friday, the children found out about Children in Need and Pudsey Bear through a PowerPoint, story and songs. We talked about how the money we have raised will help children around Britain. We think that the children are beginning to understand how lucky they are to have so much love, food, belongings and toys in their lives and that we must remember and try to help those who are less fortunate. The children loved making their very own Pudsey ears!

United Against Bullying and Odd Socks Day

We had lots of fun dancing to a song by Andy and the Oddsocks (still going round and round in Mrs Letheren’s head!) which is about how we are all special and should respect each other’s differences. Then had a zoom assembly, watched a short film and talked about bullying and how we must never do it and instead, we must always be kind and caring towards each other and unite together to stop it happening. All the children then designed a superhero bracelet. We encouraged the children to choose someone that they don’t know quite so well, so that they could make a new good friend. They told each other how to write their names and had to ask each other what their favourite colours are. They all worked together really well and it was lovely to listen to them getting to know each other better. Throughout the week, the children returned to their pairs to paint and string together their bracelets. We think they look brilliant hanging on our friendship tree.

Real Life Superheroes

This week, we have found out about several real life superheroes including male and female footballers, dancers, Nelson Mandela and Captain Tom Moore. We thought about which superhero powers from our RESPECT Code these role models had demonstrated such as Captain Tom showing courage as a soldier in WW2, then showing perseverance and generosity in his 100 laps for charity in his later life.

And finally…World Nursery Rhyme Week!

We have had a great week learning, practising and performing our five focus nursery rhymes, as well as lots of others. It has been wonderful to watch the children grow in confidence as the week has progressed. We hope you have enjoyed watching the videos on Tapestry as much as we, and the children, have. Once again, we apologise for our own voices being heard alongside the children’s!