Science Week next week - 11th March. Let the investigating begin! Phonics screening check parent meeting on Thursday 14th March at 3.30 pm in the school hall. For all Year 1 parents and any Year 2 pupils who are re-sitting this. Any questions speak with your class teacher. Go Red for Red Nose Day Friday 15th March.

Week Ending 12th October 2018

And another busy week in Watergate draws to a close.
 
In phonics this week we have learnt: 'f', 'e', 'l' and 'h'. Well on the way to learning how to write 'Fel'stead there!
 
One of our focused tasks this week was writing about the book we had read 'Cat on the Mat' by Brian Wildsmith. The children tried hard to use their sounds to write 'cat' or 'dog' and some even managed the whole first sentence where 'the cat sat on the mat'. It may not sound exciting but we have learnt that 'the' is a red word we just have to learn how to write whilst we can use the sounds we now know to write all the other words. The children did really well, all trying their best.
 
We are continuing our Autumn theme, creating more things to add to our display. This week we have all been making a wild animal that might be found around us, especially in woodland. We have some amazing examples that will join our Autumn tree where they will nestle & hide in the fallen leaves. (if you can make it in Wednesday afternoon you'll see what I mean!).
 
In maths (it all gets a little Sesame Street now!) we have been learning the names of and all about the 4 basic 2D shapes; practicing and learning positional language; and, whilst still counting and tracking numbers to 10 & 20, concentrating on facts about and how to form the number 2.
 
In PE we continued our dance sessions moving to music, this week with added ribbons. It was really good to see everybody moving and trying to interpret the music in whirling, twirling movements.
 
Although we never went to the church for the Harvest Festival, in school we learnt about harvest, which tied in with our Autumn topic, and saying Thank You. We sang the song we have been learning over the last few weeks in assembly - Autumn Days. And on Friday we harvested apples from the EYFS apple tree & tasted them!
(There are pictures of this on our Autumn display.)
 
For World Mental Health Day we did some Cosmic Yoga. This concentrated on being quiet and peaceful, sitting comfortably and using 'listening superpowers' to hear the sound of a chime completely fade away. These are activities designed to help our minds stay healthy and happy, just as our physical activities help our bodies stay healthy.
The children were amazing - now we know just how quiet they CAN be!
 
Have a good weekend and see those of you who can join us next Wednesday afternoon - see dojo message!