St Michael's CE Primary School

St Michaels CE Primary School

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Please see the link below for the most recent reception Newsletter:

Autumn Newsletter

 

Autumn 2 Newsletter

 

Reminders 

Please remember to bring book bags in every Monday.

PE is every Friday. Please make sure every PE item is labelled clearly with your child's name.

 

 

Thank you!

A big thank you to all the parents that helped in Reception Class during the Christmas craft morning. The children really enjoyed listening to Christmas music and making Christmas tree decorations.

 

 

wILLOW CLASS

 

 

Reception Class is named after the beautiful tree, Willow.  We have been learning some wonderful facts about a Willow tree in class. Here are some wonderful facts about a Willow tree:

 

A willow tree is often found near lakes and ponds.

 
Willow is a symbol of immortality and rebirth in China. In some parts of the world willow often symbolises grief.

 

According to legend, witches crafted brooms using the branches of the willow tree.

 
Willow trees are associated with mysticism and superstition.

 

The colour of the leaves change seasonally. Leaves turn from green to yellow in the autumn. Willow is deciduous plant, which means that it sheds its leaves each winter.

 
Rare types of willow can grow to the height of 70 feet. Most willows can reach 35 to 50 feet in height. Willow is one of the fastest growing plants in the world.

 

 Willow has wide application in medicine. Compound isolated from the bark, called "salicin" is used in the production of very popular and widely used drug: aspirin. This is just one of numerous beneficial compounds that can be found in the willow.

                                                       

People chewed bark of the willow tree to treat fever, inflammation and pain in the past.

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2

 

We have had a great second half to the Autumn Term. Children have been learning all about Diwali and making beautiful Diva lamps.

 

We have also been looking at the traditional stories 'Goldilocks and the Three bears' and 'The Three Little Pigs'. We made a wonderful display showing some wonderful drawings and writing from the children. We have also been ordering the characters from the story Goldilocks in height order.

 

     

 

 

In RE, we have been looking at the story 'Noah's Ark'. Children did a lovely experiment with Skittles and hot water, creating their own rainbow!

 

 

 

 

 

 Useful links

/docs/EYFS_policy_2016.pdf

 

Phonics games

 

Literacy games

 

Maths games

 

Watch this phonics video to help you remember the sounds letters make!