This Half Term – 4th January to 11th February

Welcome back!

We hope you all had a lovely break and look forward to hearing all the exciting things you have been up to, your traditions, celebrations and of course if Father Christmas came!

This half term we would like to look at some different countries around the world and how they celebrate different occasions. Markar Sankranti – a Hindu festival, Australia Day, Chinese New Year – the year of the Tiger and Valentine’s Day all fall within the first half term.

We can mark make maps, flags and study the globe. We hope to try some new foods and part of the Markar Sankranti celebration is a festival of kites, so we will enjoy making our very own and seeing if we can get them to fly!

We have some lovely new books about religion, cultures, diversity and the world, which will really enhance our learning opportunities.

As always, our learning is led by the children and their interests, so we never know where this will take us and everyday can be very different.

We really do value your support at home. Please continue to read with your children, it doesn’t have to be books linked to topic, it can be any book that you can enjoy together. Please remember everyday tasks can be a learning opportunity too – getting themselves dressed, putting on their own shoes or coat, sorting the washing, matching socks, a trip to the supermarket (writing a list, looking at logos and price tickets, eating a healthy balanced diet) or a trip to the park (climbing, taking risks). The learning opportunities are endless! If you would like any ideas, please speak to one of the team, we are always happy to offer some suggestions.

Just a little reminder, if your Little Owl is due to start primary school in September 2022, applications need to be made by 15th January.

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