St Dominic Catholic Primary

If we live by truth and in love, we shall grow in Christ

Hello China

Welcome back to our class blog.

We have started a new topic in Reception ‘Come Fly With Me, Asia!’

Last week our theme was ‘Hello China’. We listened to the story of ‘The Great Race’. In Literacy we used our phonics to write the names of some of the characters - some children wrote sentences, too!

We have had a whistle-stop tour of China, learning about the food, the culture and other facts about the country.

This week our theme has been ‘Chinese Culture’. We have continued to use our phonics to write simple sentences and have designed traditional Chinese dresses and outfits.

In Maths we have been learning about ‘classification’. The children can now explain that this is when we classify (sort) objects into different categories. We have considered shape, colour and object. This week we have started to compare the groups and think about which group has more/less.

In RE we have started a new topic - ‘Birthdays’. We have talked about all of the things we would need if we were having a party and have created birthday cards and birthday candles.

This week we have been making Christmas decorations from recycled materials, and some of our decorations can be found on the beautiful Christmas tree in the hall. For homework this week there is an extra activity whereby we are asking the children to make another decoration at home for them to hang on our class tree.

Please continue to read with your children regularly at home and sign and date their reading records. Just to remind you that book bags need to be in school every day please.

A gentle reminder to please label everything clearly and children should bring a named water bottle each day.

Please encourage the children to put their homework book in the box (by Wednesday) once they have done their homework.

One final note, please check the forest school list each week and ensure your child is ready for their session on the day, thank you.

Thank you for your continued support with your children’s learning.

We wish you a happy and restful weekend.

Miss Day