Froglets have had a lovely last week of term. We have enjoyed lots of festive fun, having parties in both reception and Froglets.
We also found out the results of our Christmas colouring competition from Tesco express Kingsteignton. Esmae P won first place and Ben and Isaac came second and third. All those that took part also got a chocolatey treat! Thank you Tesco Express!
On Wednesday we had our school Christmas dinner. Lots of children tried a school lunch for the first time and everyone has a lovely lunchtime.
Christmas fever has well and truly hit Froglets this week. We’ve been doing lots of christmasy things and counting down until when Santa comes.
On Monday, Santa wrote us a letter and delivered us a new friend for Froglets called Robin. She came with her very own story which we have been reading this week. The story is all about sharing and the true spirit of giving at Christmas.
We went on a very exciting trip on Wednesday to Kent’s cavern. One of Santa’s elves called Ginger took us on a tour of the caves where we did lots of fun things.
Then we met Santa. He was asleep when we got there but he soon woke up when we shouting “SANTA!!!!”
Also this week we has grandparents afternoon. There were lots of christmasy activities to do.
On Thursday the children performed their nativity to over 60 adults and 70 children! I hope you agree that the were absolutely amazing! We were all very proud of how well the did. On Friday we watched the performance back and the children loved seeing themselves on the screen.
Also in Froglets this week…
We have been busy making Crowns Like the kings wear
Playing with our snowy winder wonderland with Elsa and Anna
We also had a visit from a mischievous elf Frog called Freddo. Santa sent him to Froglets to leave how to be a superstar like our Froglets but he just keeps being naughty! On Friday we found him hanging from the ceiling!
We have been very busy in Froglets this week getting ready for our Nativity on Thursday 5th December. The Froglets have been practising on the stage every day, singing their songs and can’t wait for you to see them all dressed up.
In Maths we have taken part in a whole school maths investigation this week based on the book- How many jelly beans?
Froglets looked at the colour of the beans and sorted them out. We then had a go at counting how many there were. We even had a go at comparing the groups to see which had more.
This week we also introduced our Mastery Meerkat Challenge, linked to the story How many Jelly Beans? This gave the children the opportunity to talk about how they know the answer, using talk to deepen their knowledge.
This week in Froglets. we have continued our light and dark topic by learning about the Hindu and Sikh festival of Diwali.
The children had a go at printing Rangoli patterns. These are often found on doorsteps during Diwali to have a calming effect on visitors entering the house.
We watched a video all about the story of Rama and Sita. At the end of the story there were lots of special lights called Diva lamps. On the playdough table the children made their own Diva lamps, moulding the playdough and adding sequins.
We went over to reception to visit twice this week. The older Froglets really enjoyed seeing their old Froglets friends who are now in reception and the newer Froglets got the chance to make some new friends.
This week in Froglets we have started our new topic of light, dark and colours. We started by talking all about fireworks. The children shared their experiences of the colours and sounds they make and have done lots of fun firework learning.
In the creative area we have had lots of fun printing fireworks and sprinkling glitter.
We’ve been making lots of marks in the glitter tray. The children looked and the fireworks and used their fingers to draw them. Our story of the week this week was Wow said the owl. The children learnt all about the colours the owl could see and how to sign each colour using makaton.