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Early Years Foundation Stage 2017 - 2018

 Miss Cheetham & Mrs Gray

Autumn Term

Click here to have a look at what we are working on this term. 

Newsletter Week Ending 13 October 2017

This week we have done lots of work around keeping healthy. We have sorted in food into that we can eat lots of, and food we should eat as treats. We have made exercise trails in our Outdoor Area, and practised washing our hands. In Maths, we have added two numbers together to find a total. The children loved coming to school in their pyjamas on Thursday! 

From Monday 16th October

In phonics we have been listening to the first sound in words, and also practised reading and writing words with 3 letters.

Our letter sounds for next week will be:

Monday – ck

Tuesday – e

Wednesday – u

Thursday – r 

Next week, we are going to talk about Autumn. If your child has any books, conkers, acorns, colourful leaves etc that they would like to bring to our investigation table, we would love to see them. 

Now that the children need to wear a coat at playtime and lunchtimes, it would really help if they could practise putting them on and fastening them. 

The PTA will be having a tuck shop on Friday 20th October. Children can bring £1 to buy a drink and a chocolate bar / crisps.

The children will finish for half term on Friday 20th October , and school will reopen on Monday 30th October at 8.45am. 

Diary Dates : ‘Stay and Play’ sessions in school for EYFS parents.

Our first session will be on Phonics.

RC – Friday 3rd November at 9am

RG – Friday 10th November at 9am 

Welly Walk – Wednesday 1st November

PTA Disco –Thursday 9th November 4.30-5.45pm 

Have a lovely weekend, The Reception Staff  

 Newsletter Week Ending 6 October 2017

This week we have done more work on our senses. The children have talked about and painted food that they like to eat. In Maths, the children have matched an amount of cubes to

a number, and have also made a chart to show which was their favourite flavour of crisps.

From Monday 9th October 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended our open afternoon last Friday. It was lovely to meet you all and to have the chance to chat about how your child has settled in school. The children enjoyed being able to show you around their classroom, and we were very proud of them. 

The children are doing very well with their phonics. They have been listening to the first sound in words, and also practised reading and making words with 3 letters.

Our letter sounds for next week will be:

Monday – g

Tuesday – o

Wednesday - c

Thursday - k 

The children can buy a drink of sugar free juice at lunchtime. If your child would like juice, the cost is 10p each day. Your child can bring the money into school and keep it in their drawer until lunchtime. 

Next week, the PTA are having their first event of the year to raise money for school by holding a Onesie Day. Children can come to school on Thursday 12th October in their pyjamas or onesies. The ‘fine’ for this is £1.

 

On Friday 13th October, the photographer will be in school to take individual/ family photos. If you have younger children who are not yet in school and would like them to be photographed together with your children of school age, the photographer will be in school from 8.30am so please go to the Main Hall before school.

All other family or individual photos will be taken during the school day. 

A reminder that Parents’ Evenings are taking place on Wednesday 11th and 18th October. Please send the appointment slip back to school if you have not already done so. 

Each half term we will be holding ‘Stay and Play’ sessions in school for EYFS parents. This is a chance for you to find out what we are doing in class, and then play some games with your child.

Our first session will be on Phonics.

RC – Friday 3rd November at 9am

RG – Friday 10th November at 9am 

Have a lovely weekend,      the EYFS Staff

Newsletter Week Ending 29 September 2017  

The children really enjoyed the welly walk this week. They used their senses and recorded what they heard, saw and touched on the walk. In Maths, the children have been grabbing as many cubes as they can in 1 hand, and then counting how many they have on a ten frame.  

From Monday 2nd October 2017 

The children have been telling us how much they are enjoying doing their homework.

Our letter sounds for next week will be:

Monday – i

Tuesday – n

Wednesday – m

Thursday – d 

Please check the school website for updates on what is happening in school. You can also follow us on twitter where we regularly post photographs of what we are doing during the day @higher_lane. 

Please can you ensure that your child has a coat in school each day. In EYFS, children are able to play outside whatever the weather, so a waterproof coat is really useful. 

Parents’ Evenings will be held on Wednesday 11th October and Wednesday 18th October. Please check your child’s bookbag for a letter to make an appointment. 

Have a lovely weekend, The Reception Staff 

 Newsletter Week Ending 22 September 2017

This week we have done lots of work about our body parts. We have labelled bodies, and painted pictures of ourselves. We have also been working on 2d shapes – naming and describing them, and have played shape games and made shape pictures. In the outdoor area, the children have dug for shaped ‘treasure’, then sorted it into sets. 

From Monday 25th September 2017 

On Monday the children will bring home a ‘homework’ book that they can keep at home and complete with you. This is a phonic book, and the children can practise writing and recognising the letter sounds that we have covered in school. We will learn one letter a day in school:

Monday – s

Tuesday – a

Wednesday – t

Thursday - p 

Next week we will be going on a Welly Walk around the school grounds. Please can you send your child’s wellies (named please!!) in a carrier bag on Wednesday 27th September. 

Next week we will be making musical instruments with the children. If you have any empty yoghurt pots at home, please send them into school for us to transform!! 

A reminder that we are having an EYFS open afternoon next Friday – 29th September - at 3pm. This is a chance for you to look around our unit with your child as the guide!! Please come into school via the KS1 playground – the entrance that the children use in the morning. 

The PTA are holding their first meeting of the new school year on Tuesday 26th September at 7pm. This one will be held in school. They will be discussing fundraising ideas and planning future events. Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Thank you again for the contributions to the EYFS fund. This week we have used it to buy ingredients for bear toast!! 

Have a lovely weekend, The Reception Staff

                 Newsletter 15 September 2017   

This week the children have had lots of opportunities to explore the classroom and to try out the different resources in the room. We have also thought of some class rules that will help us to make friends and to keep safe. The children have also visited the school library, and chosen a book to share with you at home.  

From Monday 18th September 2017 

Lots of children have now got book bags to carry their belongings in. To make it easier for your child to identify their own bag, please attach a key ring to the strap. 

The children have visited the school library today, and have chosen a book to bring home. Please return the books each Friday, so that they can exchange them for a different book. 

On Friday 29th September - at 3pm, we are having an EYFS open afternoon in school. This is a chance for you to look around our unit with your child as the guide!! Please come into school via the KS1 playground – the entrance that the children use in the morning.

 Please check the school website for updates on what is happening in school. You can also follow us on twitter where we regularly post photographs of what we are doing during the day @higher_lane. 

Foundation Stage Fund

Thank you to all who have already sent in their donation to this. This week it has paid for each child to make and decorate a smiley face biscuit.

This year we would like to ask our parents and carers to support us by donating a voluntary contribution to the unit.

This will enable us to enhance the provision and learning opportunities for the children further by purchasing consumable resources including ingredients for cooking, bulbs and seeds for planting, foods for tasting. The contribution we are asking for is £5 per term. This can be placed in an envelope and given to the class teacher.

Have a lovely weekend, The Reception Staff 

 Newsletter Week Ending 8 September 2017

The children are settling into school very well. They have been busy exploring the EYFS unit, and making new friends.

Please check your child’s bag every Friday for any letters. We send a Letter Link home each Friday to tell you about our week in EYFS and to inform you what we will be doing in the future. Newsletters can also be found on the school website.

 From Monday 11th September 2017

 Please could you make sure that all clothing is named, including P.E. kits and book bags. It makes it much easier for us to reunite lost clothing when it has a name in it. 

Children only need to bring their book bags to school each day. They can leave their pump bags on their pegs and we will send them home at the end of each half term to be washed. Children do not need to bring their own pencils/pens etc – we have plenty of them in school.            

Children can bring a water bottle to school each day filled with either tap water or flavoured water. Please make sure that the bottles are labelled so that we can give them out again each night. 

Our school day starts at 8.45am and the children can line up in the playground with their friends. For the first few weeks, we will bring the children out into the playground at 3.25pm, so that it is easier for them to see you. 

Book bags are available to buy from the school office. Please attach a key ring to your child’s book bag to make it easier for them to identify. 

We will be holding a ‘drop in’ session at the end of school for you to come and see our EYFS unit. This will be on Friday 29th September at 3pm. 

Foundation Stage Fund

This year we would like to ask our parents and carers to support us by donating a voluntary contribution to the unit. This will enable us to enhance the provision and learning opportunities for the children further by purchasing consumable resources including ingredients for cooking, bulbs and seeds for planting, foods for tasting. The contribution we are asking for is £5 per term. This can be placed in an envelope and given to the class teacher. 

Have a lovely weekend, The Reception Staff

Web Links

Here are some web links for children to enjoy at home

Phonics play – lots of free phonic games to play at home

Cbeebies – Alphablocks - blend and read the words that the Alphablocks make

Oxford Owl – lots of free e-books, games and activities

Ladybird Spots – counting, matching and ordering numbers

Underwater Counting – count the underwater creatures to find the treasure

Gingerbread Man Game – count sequence, and order the numbers