Reception Week Beginning 12.9.22

We said goodbye to some very shattered children at hometime today, after completing their first full week at Pope Paul! The class have settled in tremendously well, so much so, that we were even able to bring them into the main hall this morning to participate in the whole school assembly!

This week, the children have been thinking about the themes in the story Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. This beautiful story tells the tale of three little owl babies who wake up to find out that their mummy isn’t in the nest! They are all worried about being separated from her and are concerned that she won’t come back for them. The children were able to really relate to the story, as they too have been separating from their own families in the morning, which has been tricky for some children in the class this week. Amongst many other things, the class have been making nests and owls from lots of different materials, acting out the story and drawing pictures of their own families. They have also created their own self-portraits and helped to create a shop in the outside role-play area.

Unfortunately, we are still unable to put photographs of the children on the blog, as the office still doesn’t have all of the data sheets in from parents. If you haven’t done so already please give them into the office asap. We have so many lovely photos taken that we are desperate to share with you!

Finally, thank you so much to all of the parents who took the time to fill in the Ofsted parent view survey, who said kind words of encouragement to staff, wrote a lovely email to the inspector supporting us, or gave us cards or treats for the staffroom. Your overwhelming generosity has made a stressful week, much easier to get through!

Have a lovely weekend,

The Reception Team


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