Reception Week Beginning 22.11.21

This week, Reception have been very busy rehearsing for their upcoming Nativity performance and have had lots of fun practising on the stage in the big hall.

The children have now all been allocated parts. The school will provide a costume for your child, but we will be asking parents to supply the undergarments that will need to be worn. Please look out for a letter in your child’s book bag next week; this will explain what they will need to bring in. Thank you!

In class, Reception have continued their topic of ‘The Wider World’ by learning about the Jewish Festival of Light- Hanukkah.

They children learnt about the story of Hanukkah, when Judah Maccabee led a tiny army against the huge Syrian army and defeated them. They also learnt about how the Jews believed that God sent  a miracle, when one day’s oil burned for eight whole days and they were able to rebuild the beautiful temple in Jerusalem.

Reception then went on to create their own temples from small construction. They also made Torahs and menorahs, played the Jewish game Dreidel and made armour for the Maccabee army!

The children also used torches to explore shadows. They made shadow puppets and enjoyed trying them out with the strong light from the projector.

After hearing the stories ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’, and ‘Can’t You Sleep Little Bear’, the children spent time thinking and talking about the things that sometimes scare them and what helps them to feel better when they are frightened.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend. Take care in the predicted high winds!

The Reception Team

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