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Our talk For Writing Story this half term is - Peace At Last

peace at last

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Thank you for all your help and support settling the children into school. We had a great first half term and really enjoyed our theme of I Spy.

This half term our theme will be ‘Peace at last ' this will begin with Bonfire night and talking about the kinds of sounds we hear.

The theme will be inspired by the well-known story by Jill Murphy. This will be the focus of our Talk for Writing work and will be used to give the children the skills and confidence to create their own sound stories.

Our enhanced provision will give the children lots of opportunities to sing, dance and create music in lots of different areas. Outdoor we will be creating a clatter kitchen where children will have the chance to make music with everyday objects. Indoors our water tray will be transformed into an underwater orchestra with lots of new ideas of creating sounds and singing favourite songs and rhymes. The sand will be replaced with rice to create shakers and other instruments with bottles and different containers. We will also be introducing environmental sounds including a sound walk to the park.

Activities this half term will include listening to and moving to different music. Learning about new and interesting instruments. We will be creating our own musical instruments different ways using a variety of resources. We will be introducing the children to some early poetry and combining skills in literacy, mathematics and expressive arts to create our own rhythm patterns and songs.

We will be asking different people into school to play various instruments to demonstrate some of the opportunities available to musicians. If you have a hidden musical talent please let us know, we would be delighted for you to come in and share it with the children.

We will be celebrating Christmas in the last two weeks of this term, having a Christmas Craft Week, Nativity, Christmas party and doing lots of fun and enjoyable activities. Keep a look out for letters in book bags with more details.

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