‘Oi’ rhyming books

It has been yet another rather busy and exciting week in the Foundation stage! We have been enjoying the ‘Oi’ series of books by the authors Kes Gray and Jim Field. The children have found these books hilarious as the animals sit on and wear all sorts of items that rhyme with their name! This led to some rather amusing conversations this week and the children have been working on their rhyming too.

Friday 15th was ‘Children in Need’ day – the children enjoyed non-uniform and donated money towards the charity. We have talked to the children all about how the money is used and how it can benefit others, thank you for your generous donations. As part of our Children in Need activities we had ‘keep fit’ exercises, arts and crafts as well as the rather popular face-painting. The children had a fantastic day.

This week has also seen the start of our ‘bikeability balance’ in Reception. Mr Dowrick’s class have been the first to take part and have had a wonderful time. They have been learning important balancing and riding skills such as how to stop, turn, change direction as well as avoid obstacles! The children have been amazing and learned these new skills so quickly.

We have been exploring how to make our vocabulary grow and have learnt three new words for ‘sad’. These are: unhappy, glum and miserable.


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