As the children’s time in Meadow class draws to a close, we have been enjoying some quality moments of calm among all the excitement; circle time games of ‘pass the smile,’ and our ‘Go Noodle,’ mindfulness sessions have proved popular in class. During these sessions, we have learnt breathing techniques for regaining our composure, as well as exploring our understanding of compassion and empathy.

We have enjoyed watching each other sing and dance at our Talent Show auditions. What a skilled class we have! Our Meadow entrants shone in the Show itself, surprising the entire school with their confident and polished performances.

During carpet sessions and guided tasks, we have been investigating many mathematical concepts together recently; halving, sharing (division) and working with analogue clocks. We have also been learning how to make useful jottings to work out our answers.

The children’s interest in writing and illustrating their own books hasn’t waned. Their understanding of story is going from strength to strength and this is reflected in the books they are producing and sharing in class at story time, as well as the touching drawings and messages of thanks they have been preparing in secret for their teacher!

We have now begun the process of collecting in all the yellow Reading Diaries in order to pass them on to the children’s next teacher, so please don’t worry if your child does not appear to have theirs. Please return yours along with any reading books by Monday 22nd at the latest because we need to restock our library ahead of the new year.

We have been carrying out final Guided Reading sessions with every individual in class, as well as reviewing children’s end of year phonic knowledge.

Now for the fun of our end of year picnic, games morning and then on Tuesday 23rd, end of year class party. Children may come dressed in their party outfit on this day. Please provide them with one paper plate full of party food, secured with film or foil for them to eat during the party. I would like to take this opportunity to say what a pleasure it has been working alongside your wonderful children this year. We feel confident that they will settle well into Year One, but we will genuinely miss each and every child.

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