Welcome back to all Reception children. There has been a constant chorus of chatter filled with excitement since we came back. The children have shared fantastic stories about their wonderful Christmas holiday and Santa seems to have spoiled everyone thoroughly this year!

We have written our first holiday news this week and we all tried our best and produced a fantastic first attempt. We also painted beautiful bright holiday pictures in Art to accompany our writing. The children also started in their new Read Write Inc groups.

In Maths we revised the numbers that we have previously covered and explored measuring time. The children were introduced to months of the year, days of the week, minutes in an hour and seconds in a minute. We looked at sand timers, calendars, stop watches, and clocks. The children especially enjoyed our obstacle activity in the playgroup timing their friends with a stopwatch. A weekend challenge: can you tell a parent when your birthday is?