Saturday, March 31, 2007

Easter Egg-stravaganza!!

Hi there!

Well only four days this week to do! Mmm...always find part of a week difficult! How on earth are we going to fit all the egg-citing things in this week? The children are in for an egg-cellent time! (Okay I'll stop it now and start to get serious!!!)

This week we start the bulid up to Easter Sunday, the most impsrtant time of year on the Catholic calendar. As always the children will be eating...hot-crossed buns this week. This is to help them to understand the importance of the cross whilst leading into their learning about Jesus dying on a cross. I must admit that I find this hard to teach the children and so we focus on the celebration of God giving Jesus new life on Easter Sunday.

Although we have many fun activities planned for the children, they will understand why an egg is so symbolic at Easter.

Easter Bonnet Parade
I absolutely LOVE this Easter activity!!!! What better than feathers, glue, glitter and glamour!!! Not one to scrimp on the prizes after so much work going into them, there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each class in the parade. Unfortunately, due to all the school coming to admire the children, we can not have spectators. DO NOT FEAR!!! David Bailey (me!!) will be providing exclusive photographs of the children in their bonnets for prosperity to be stuck in their Year Books ( or that embarassing 21st birthday party poster!!)

Egg Rolling Competition
LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Who are we to let the lack of a hill on the school grounds stop us from doing an egg rolling competition? We set up a 'fantabulous' slope in the hall for the children to launch their eggs from. The one that goes the longest distance is the winner. It's as simple as that! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure your child's egg is hard-bolied though. Needless to say, we once more engratiate ourselves with the cleaners. The SMELL in the hall lingers for days!!

Easter Assembly
The children will be singing their Tiny Seed song in the assembly and you are more than welcome to join us. However, please be aware that space is really limited.

Parents' Evening
Can I take this opportunity to thank you all for the lovely comments you made at parents' evening. It was great to hear how pleased you are with your child's progress. I can't believe that we only have 12 full school weeks together. Let's make it the best!!

And finally... as always the last week of the half term is assessment and review week. The children's high frequency words, letters, numbers and various learning objectives will be reviewed and assessed in preparation for our final journey towards Year 1. Mmm...must stop tears NOW!! Please check out this half term's blog spots fro your child to review their learning.

Have a fab and Holy Easter!

Take care
Jayne Narraway and the Foundation Stage Team xxx

3 comments:

Mrs Worrall said...

On behalf of all of us 'parents' of Foundation Stage children, a huge thank you for all of the exciting things that the team plan for our children. We can't believe they only have one term left with you, but we are sure it will be just as 'egg-citing'! x

gracesmum said...

Grace would like to say that she had lots of fun having Mrs Narraway for her teacher. She would also like to say bye to all the children in Reception Class.

Grace loved her visit to St Jospehs and is looking forward to starting there after the Easter holidays.

Hopefully, Grace will still see lots of the children out and about.

Mrs Narraway's site said...

Hi Grace (and Mum)
We were very sad to here the news that you had left us as we didn't have the chance to say goodbye. Good luck in your new school from all the staff and our little treasures at St Vincent's. May all your dreams come true Grace.
Love Mrs Narraway x