Half term information Autumn 2 2021

It is fair to say that the children’s second half term in Reception has been a jam-packed and hugely successful one! With our topic of 'Witches, Wizards and Heroes' it has been a magical half term too.

We began the half term by reading the story' Room on the Broom'. Through this wonderful story, the children were introduced to all things witch related, from brooms, to spells, to potions. The moment the story has finished being read, the children couldn't wait to start making their own magic.

Room on the Broom is a story full of magic and spells. We used this to practise making potions by adding ingredients into cauldrons and writing spells.  

The children were then introduced to another witch who likes to get up to mischief, named Winnie. In her stories, she used her magic wand to make lots of changes. This motivated the children to share their ideas about what they would do if they had one magic spell.

They also found out that witches pour, keep and measure potions. We then made our own. Whilst pouring and ordering potions by amount, we learnt new vocabulary, including, full, half fully and nearly empty.

The rest of the half was busily filled by delving into fairy tales. They thought of alternative endings to Goldilocks and the Three Bears and compared to different versions of Cinderella. Lots of role play occurred, especially when they came to school dressed as princes and princesses! They even had had a Royal Banquet for which the children made crumpet pizzas and had a feast! They danced to music and had fun at the Royal ball!

We do hope you feel that your child has fully settled into life at Monkfield Park and enjoys coming into school each day. We wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year, when the Spring term begins.