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Early Years Foundation Stage 2016 - 2017

 Miss Cheetham & Mrs Gray

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Newsletter Week Ending 14.7.17 

The children really enjoyed looking after the new children and showing them our Unit on Tuesday. We also enjoyed practising our mapping skills during our Welly Walk. We have found out lots of information about ladybirds and beetles, and in maths, the children have been reading number words up to 20. 

Monday 17th July 2017 

We have collected in the children’s reading books and library books today. Please return any that are still at home.

The PTA will be holding their half termly tuck shop on Friday 21st July. Children can buy a drink and chocolate/crisps for £1. 

A reminder that school finishes on Friday 21st July. at 3.30pm, and reopens on Monday 4th  September at 8.45am. 

As this is the last letter link of the year, we would like to thank you for the help and support that you have given not only to the children, but to the staff as well. We have really enjoyed teaching your children, and wish them well in Year 1. 

Enjoy the Summer Holiday, EYFS Staff

Newsletter Week Ending 7 July 2017

 Our minibeast of the week has been bees. We have learned lots of facts about them and enjoyed making and eating honey on toast.

In Maths we have been finding different ways of making a number and have been learning about number bonds. The children all ran well in their races on Sports Day, and were very pleased to win a medal. The children also enjoyed the visit by the dinosaur on Wednesday – they weren’t even scared!! 

From Monday 10th July 2017 

Our minibeasts next week will be ladybirds.

Next week we will have our final Welly Walk of the year. Please can your child bring their wellies to school on Wednesday 12th July in a named carrier bag. 

On Friday 14th July the PTA / IT2Schools have arranged for a van to come into the KS1 playground from 8am to collect any old laptops, consoles, mobile phones, Sky boxes, computers or monitors. The company will take away all they collect, wipe all data, weigh all the items and give a cheque to the PTA. Please see the PTA’s facebook page for more details. 

A reminder that school will close on Friday 21st July at 3.30 pm and will re-open on Monday 4th September at 8.45am. 

Enjoy the weekend, EYFS Staff

Newsletter Week Ending 30 June 2017

Our minibeast of the week has been spiders. We have made spider hats and learnt lots of facts about them. In maths, we have worked on capacity – comparing containers too find out which holds more or less.

We also had a really good time at the Picnic on Wednesday – despite the weather - thank-you all for coming!! 

From Monday 3rd July 2017 

Our minibeasts next week will be bees.

The children visited their Year 1 classes on Wednesday morning.

Their teachers in Year 1 from September will be:

RG – Mrs Friend/ Mrs Tetlow (Class 1B)

RC – Miss Robson (Class 1A) 

A reminder that EYFS Sports day will be on Monday 3rd July at 1.30pm. 

This week the children have brought home a plastic glass to decorate for the Pot Goody stall at the Summer Fair. These can be made into anything that your child wants to with a ‘Dinosaur’ theme, then filled with chocolates or sweets. Please return them to school on Friday 7th July – not before please as we don’t have the room to store them all!! Your child will have the chance to win their Pot Goody back at the Summer Fair!!

Friday 7th July is non-uniform day. The children can come to school dressed in their own clothes. The fine for dressing up will be a chocolate prize for the PTA Summer Fair.

The fair starts at 3.45pm – 6pm. If any parents would like to volunteer to look after a stall for 1 hour, please tell your child’s teacher. The fair promises to be a really fun event, so do try to come if you can.

Enjoy the weekend, EYFS Staff 

Newsletter Week Ending 9 June 2017 

This week we have begun work on a new topic - Minibeasts. Our minibeast of the week has been snails. The children have found out and written lots of facts about them, they have cut spiral patterns, and also enjoyed watching the snails race!! In maths, we have worked on addition – counting on to find the answer quickly.

From Monday 12th June 2017 

Our new topic is Minibeasts. If your child has any books about the topic that they would like to share with their friends, please send them into school – we would love to read them. Our minibeasts next week will be caterpillars and butterflies. 

Please would you make sure that your child brings their water bottle to school every day. 

Children will be taking part in the PTA ‘Bounceathon’ on Friday 15th June. Please could you check that your child has their pumps in school on this day. 

Diary dates –

Thursday 22nd June – Mad Hair Day - £1 fine

Wednesday 28th June 2.15pm - Teddy Bears Picnic – EYFS Parents welcome to attend

Monday 3rd July 1.30pm – EYFS Sports Day

Wednesday 5th July – Dinosaur visit to school

Friday 7th July 3.45pm – School Summer Fair 

Enjoy the weekend, The Reception Staff

Newsletter Week ending 25 May 2017

On our Welly walk this week, we collected leaves and twigs. The children then made a den for a dinosaur – making sure that the den was tall enough and strong enough to fit their dinosaur in.

In maths this week, the children have been doubling numbers. In RE day on Wednesday, we found out about Noah and then acted out the story – counting the animals into the Ark in 2’s.

 From Monday 5th June 2017

On Friday 9th June, the photographer will be in school to take class photographs of the children. School uniform must be worn on this day. 

After half term, our new topic will be minibeasts. If your child has any books about minibeasts that they would like us to read to their friends, please send them into school. 

Your child has brought home their PE kits today. Please would you check over the holidays that their pumps still fit them. Also that the girls have a spare t-shirt to put on when they are wearing a summer dress. 

Diary Dates:

15th & 16th June – PTA sponsored bounceathon

            Thursday 22nd June – Mad Hair Day

Wednesday 28th June 2.15pm - Teddy Bears Picnic – Parents welcome to attend

Monday 3rd July 1.30pm – EYFS Sports Day

Wednesday 5th July – Dinosaur visit to school

Friday 7th July 3.45pm – School Summer Fair 

A reminder that school closes today for half term and will reopen on Monday 5th June at 8.45am.

Enjoy the holiday, The Reception Staff

 Newsletter Week Ending 19 May 2017   

This week the children have been making boats and testing them to see whether they floated or sank. They have also been testing materials to try and free the dinosaurs that were trapped in ice! In maths, the children have been using cubes to balance an object on the scales. 

From Monday 22nd May 2017 

We will be going on a Welly Walk on Thursday 25th May. Children will need to bring their wellies to school in a named carrier bag. 

On Thursday, the PTA will be having a Tuck Shop. Children can bring £1 to buy a snack and a drink. 

A reminder that school finishes on Thursday 25th May at 3.30pm and reopens after half term on Monday 5th June at 8.45am. 

Diary Dates:

             Thursday 22nd June – Mad Hair Day

Wednesday 28th June 2.15pm - Teddy Bears Picnic – Parents welcome to attend

Monday 3rd July 1.30pm – EYFS Sports Day

Wednesday 5th July – Dinosaur visit to school

Friday 7th July 3.45pm – School Summer Fair 

Enjoy the weekend, The Reception Staff 

Newsletter Week Ending 12 May 2017    

We all really enjoyed our trip to the farm this week. The children had a fantastic time, and we were very pleased with their behaviour and how they listened when different people were talking to them. In Maths, the children have weighed objects and found out which are heaviest and lightest. In writing, the children wrote about their favourite part of the trip and also made ‘What am I?’ books to try and trick their friends! 

From Monday 15th May 2017 

Next week, we would like the children to make boats then test whether they will sink or float. If you have any plastic food trays that we could use for this, please can you send them into school. 

Please can you check that children have got names in their sweatshirts/ cardigans. Some names have been washed out, and it is difficult to reunite them without a name. 

Diary Dates:

Thursday 25th May – Tuck shop – Children bring £1 for drink and snack

             Thursday 22nd June – Mad Hair Day

Wednesday 28th June 2.15pm - Teddy Bears Picnic – Parents welcome to attend

Monday 3rd July 1.30pm – EYFS Sports Day

Wednesday 5th July – Dinosaur visit to school

Friday 7th July 3.45pm – School Summer Fair 

Enjoy the weekend, The Reception Staff

Newsletter Week Ending 12 May 2017

This week the children have written dinosaur stories with their friends, imagining that a dinosaur came into school, and thinking of what could happen. In Maths they have added 2 amounts of money and found the total. The children enjoyed making the discovery bottles in that water area – finding out whether objects float or sink.

From Monday 8th May 2017

  • Our trip to Smithills farm takes place on Monday 8th May. The coach will leave at 9.15am approx., and we aim to be back by 3.30pm. Children can wear their own clothes – jeans, leggings, trainers etc but MUST wear their school sweatshirt or cardigan. Children will need to bring a waterproof coat – just in case it rains on the day!If your child is travel sick – please give them a tablet before we set off in the morning, and give a spare one to your child’s teacher so that we can give them a tablet for the return journey.
  • Children will not need any money to spend on the day.
  • Children will need to bring their own packed lunch – including a carton drink – and special treats!! Please send lunch in a NAMED carrier bag.
  • For the trip: 
  • Diary Dates:             Thursday 22nd June – Mad Hair DayMonday 3rd July 1.30pm – EYFS Sports Day
  • Friday 7th July 3.45pm – School Summer Fair
  • Wednesday 28th June 2.15pm - Teddy Bears Picnic – Parents welcome to attend
  •              Friday 9th June – Class Photos 

Enjoy the weekend,   The Reception Staff

                                   Newsletter Week Ending 28 April 2017 

This week the children have written facts about dinosaurs. In Maths, we have done some more work on money, and have made different amounts using a certain number of coins. The children have also investigated which items float and which sink in the water tray. 

From Tuesday 2nd May 2017 

A reminder that our trip to Smithill’s Farm will be on May 8th. The cost for the trip is £15 per child. Please send this into school as soon as possible, along with the consent form. Children can wear their own clothes – jeans, leggings, trainers etc but MUST wear their school sweatshirt or cardigan.

We are currently working in partnership with Philips High School, on their ‘Teens and Toddlers’ programme. A group of students will come into our unit every Thursday until July to work alongside our children.

Thank you for attending our Stay and Play sessions. The children have brought home 2 handwriting books. These are for them to complete at home, and do not need to be returned to school.

Next week we would like to make discovery bottles with the children. If you have any empty clear plastic bottles eg water bottles – please send them into school so that we can use them.

 School, will be closed for the bank holiday on Monday 1st May, and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd May at 8.45am.

Diary Dates:

Wednesday 28th June 2.15pm - Teddy Bears Picnic – Parents welcome to attend

Monday 3rd July 1.30pm – EYFS Sports Day

Friday 7th July 3.45pm – School Summer Fair

Enjoy the long weekend, The Reception Staff

 Newsletter Week Ending 21 April 2017

We have begun our new topic ‘Dinosaurs’ and have painted them, read about them, written facts about them, and made some in the creative area.

In maths, the children have been finding out about money. They have looked at different coins and counted them to find a total. 

From Monday 24th April

Foundation Stage Fund

Thank you to all who sent in donations last term.

This enabled us to enhance the provision and learning opportunities for the children further by purchasing consumable resources including ingredients for cooking and 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. 

Some children have already been very busy and have completed their Learning Log activity.

Please ensure that the books are returned to school by Wednesday 26th April. 

Please can you ensure that your child has brought their pump bags back to school after the Easter break. 

Your child has brought home a letter about our EYFS trip to Smithills Farm on May 8th. We will send further information about lunches/ dress etc nearer the time.

 Diary dates – Friday 28th April at 9 – 9.40am Class RC Stay and Play - handwriting

 Enjoy the weekend, The Reception Staff

Newsletter Week Ending 31 March 2017 

This week the children have been practising reading, writing and ordering numbers to at least 20. They have also been writing about themselves in their new books!! The children did some egg cookery this week – making and tasting boiled eggs, scrambled eggs and eggy bread. On Thursday we had an RE Day, and the children found out about The Easter Story. The children enjoyed learning the songs for the Easter Bonnet Parade – we hope you enjoyed it this morning!! 

From Tuesday 18th April 2017 

After the holiday, we will start to give the children some homework –i.e. Learning Logs. The children will be asked a question that they can answer in any way that they choose – pictures/ captions/ labels etc. Homework will be set every 2 weeks so that the children have a good length of time to spend on each question. 

After Easter, the topic will be ‘Dinosaurs.’ If your child has any books about this that they would like to share with their friends in school, we would love to read them. In Maths we will be talking about money – looking at different coins and making different amounts. 

A reminder to please return any library books from our trip to Whitefield library as soon as possible. If you are not sure which book your child borrowed, please see the class teacher who has a list. 

School closes today and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April at 8.45am 

Diary dates – Friday 21st April at 9 – 9.40am Class RG Stay and Play – handwriting 

                       Friday 28th April at 9 – 9.40am Class RC Stay and Play - handwriting 

Enjoy the Easter break! The Reception Staff 

 Newsletter Week Ending 24 March 2017 

This week the children have practised telling the time to o’clock on both analogue and digital clocks, and we have discussed what we do at different times of the day. The children have also made presents for Mother’s Day, and have also written invitations inviting you to our Easter Bonnet Parade next week. 

From Monday 27th March  

The ‘Easter Bonnet Parade’ will take place in the KS2 hall at 9am on Friday 31st March. The children can make the bonnets at home with you, and come in them on the day of the parade. We are looking forward to seeing your creations!! 

The PTA are holding an Easter Raffle next week. Tickets are 20p each, and the children can win a big bundle of Easter goodies.

The PTA are having their half-termly tuck shop on Friday 31st March. Children can buy chocolate/ crisps and a drink for £1.

A reminder that if you have not yet returned the book borrowed from Whitefield library, please return it to school as soon as possible.

Diary dates – PTA Easter raffle – 27th – 31st March

EYFS Easter Bonnet Parade – 31st March at 9am

31st March – School closes at 3.30pm 

Enjoy the weekend, The Reception Staff

   Newsletter Week Ending 17 March 2017 

This week the children enjoyed finding out about the planets, and they wrote a book about what they had found out. We also thought about what we would take to the moon and ate some space food too! In Maths we have been talking about time. We found out the names of the seasons and the months of the year, and also talked about when our birthdays are.

We have sequenced pictures by deciding what comes first, second etc and we have challenged ourselves to find out what we can do in 1 minute. 

From Monday 20th March 2017

We will be having a Spring Welly Walk on Wednesday 22nd March. Please can children their wellies to school in a named carrier bag on the day. 

Please return the books borrowed from Whitefield library either to the library itself, or to school so that we can take them back as soon as possible. If you are not sure which book your child borrowed, please ask the class teacher. 

The ‘Easter Bonnet Parade’ will take place in the KS2 hall at 9am on Friday 31st March. The children can make the bonnets at home with you, and come in them on the day of the parade. We are looking forward to seeing your creations!! 

Diary dates – PTA Easter raffle – 27th – 31st March – more details next week

EYFS Easter Bonnet Parade – 31st March at 9am   

Have a good weekend! The Reception Staff

Newsletter Week Ending 10 March 2017   

This week the children enjoyed the visit to Sunny Bank Primary School. We were able to look at the rocket and find out some facts about it. We made aliens, and had a lovely picnic too. We also found out about the Moon and made our own moon books. In Maths, we have been using the vocabulary of addition and subtraction to solve problems. 

From Monday 13th March 2017 

Please ensure that the books borrowed from Whitefield library this week are returned back to the library – not to school. 

Barnaby Bear has enjoyed his home visits again this week. Please try and let the children do as much writing as they can on their own – don’t worry if all the words are not spelt correctly as long as the children have tried to sound them out by themselves. 

Next week the PTA are holding a market for the children to buy Mother’s Day presents. Presents will cost between £1 and £4. If your child would like to buy a present, please send the money in a named envelope/ purse. 

EYFS are having an ‘Easter Bonnet Parade’ in the KS2 hall at 9am on Friday 31st  March. The children can make the bonnets at home with you, and come in them on the day of the parade. We are looking forward to seeing your creations!! 

Diary Dates – Week beginning 13th March – Mother’s day gift market

                       Week beginning 20th March – Easter Raffle

                       Friday 31st March – EYFS Easter Bonnet parade

                       Friday 31st March – Tuck shop 

                       Have a lovely weekend,  EYFS Staff

 

Newsletter  Week Ending 3 March 2017 

This week the children were very excited to discover what was in the eggs that we are looking after in our Unit. We were relieved that no dinosaurs or crocodiles hatched out – just fluffy little chicks. We have also begun our work on Space. We read ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ and then created our own aliens. In Maths, we have been looking carefully at the + and – signs and working sums out accordingly. We also enjoyed looking at the children’s favourite books on World Book Day. 

From Monday 6th March 2017 

On Monday 6th March, we will be going to visit the rocket at Sunnybank Primary School, and having a picnic at the school too. All children will provided with a packed lunch from school. Please make sure that you have signed the permission slip.

Wednesday 8th March is Parents Evening. Please check your child’s book bag for a letter if you have not already signed up for an appointment time. 

Please can you ensure that all children have their P.E. bags back in school after the half term break. 

Diary Dates - Stay and Play – Maths Games RG Friday 10th March 9 – 9.40am

After this session we will be taking the children to Whitefield library where they will be able to borrow a book each. We would love it if parents would stay and accompany us to the library too!        

EYFS Easter Bonnet parade – Friday 31st March – 9am.

Have a lovely weekend, EYFS Staff 

 Newsletter Week Ending 17 February 2017   

This week we have found out different ways of making 10 and have written as many different ways as we could. We have been listening to rhyming stories, and trying to finish the lines in the book with a rhyming word. The children enjoyed the February Fun Night – and the tuck shop too!

From Monday 27th February 2017

After half term our new topic will be ‘Space.’ If your child has any books about the topic that they would like to share with their friends, we would love to read them in school. 

On Thursday 2nd March it is World Book Day. We will be reading lots of books throughout the day. If your child would like to bring their favourite book to school on the day, we would love to read them. 

During Guided Reading sessions, the children read books from Bug Club. The children can now access these books online.

To read these books, please follow the link:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Username – your child’s first name and first letter of their surname eg Sam Smith would be sams

Password : abc

School Code : hila 

If you have not already done so, please return the slip permitting your child to visit the rocket at Sunny Bank Primary School on Monday 6th March.

Parents Evenings will be held on Wednesday 1st March and Wednesday 8th March.

Please check your child’s book bags for letters about this. 

Diary Dates – Stay and Play – Maths Games RC Friday 3rd March 9 – 9.40am

                                 Stay and Play – Maths Games RG Friday 10th March 9 – 9.40am

After these sessions we will be taking the children to Whitefield library where they will be able to borrow a book each. We would love it if parents would stay and accompany us to the library too!       

School closes on today for half term, and reopens on Monday 27th February at 8.45am.

                                                             Have a lovely half term,    EYFS Staff

Newsletter Week Ending 10 February 2017  

We have had a very busy week this week! The children really enjoyed our visit from the chef who showed the children the different equipment that he needs for his job. We also had a super time on our Welly Walk where the children completed a number challenge. The vet came to visit on Thursday (she was ill last week) and on Friday Mr Gillon came to tell us about e safety - keeping safe when on the computer. We have also done some Maths this week – working on addition and finding different ways to make a number, and have written about which jobs we would like to do when we are older.

From Monday 13th February 2017

 If your child is not in school for any reason – e.g. illness, please ensure that you phone  in the morning to inform the office. 

Last week your child brought home a letter about our trip to see the rocket at Sunnybank School on March 6th. Please would you sign and return the permission slip as soon as possible. 

The PTA are holding a February Fun Party for EYFS and KS1 on Wednesday 15th February from 4.40 – 5.45pm. Tickets are available priced at £4. Please send money for a ticket in a named envelope if your child would like to go. 

On Thursday 16th February, the PTA are having a tuck shop. Children can bring £1 to school and buy a drink and a treat – eg chocolate bar. If your child wishes to buy anything on this day, please send them with the money on the day. 

A reminder that’s school closes on Thursday 16th February at 3.30pm for half term,and reopens on Monday 27th February at 8.45am. 

Diary Dates – Stay and Play – Maths Games RC Friday 3rd March 9 – 9.40am

                                Stay and Play – Maths Games RG Friday 10th March 9 – 9.40am

After these sessions we will be taking the children to Whitefield library where they will be able to borrow a book each. We would love it if parents would stay and accompany us to the library too!                        Have a nice weekend.     EYFS Staff 

Newsletter Week Ending 3 February 2017 

This week we have found out what vets do to help our pets. We have made spider diagrams to show what different pets need, and also tried to guess which animal was being described.

In Maths, the children have tested 3d shapes to find out whether they roll or slide, and have found out what happens to an object when a ramp is made higher. 

From Monday 6th February 2017

Next week a chef will be coming to talk to us about his job. If your child has any books about this that they would like to share with their friends, please send them into class. 

Please check your child’s sweatshirt and fleeces to make sure that the names are still visible so that it is easier to reunite them with their owners after PE! 

We will be having a Welly Walk on Wednesday 8th February. Please send wellies in a named carrier bag on the day. 

Diary Dates – EYFS/KS1 Disco Wednesday 15th February 4.30 – 5.45pm

(please check your child’s reading bag for the ticket order form) 

Have a lovely weekend,   The Reception Staff

Newsletter Week Ending 27 January 2017 

This week the police came to visit us. They told us how they can help to keep us safe, and showed us the equipment that they use too. The children made books about the police, police badges and walkie- talkies, and also looked for clues to find the missing treasure in the Outdoor area. In Maths we have learnt the names of 3d shapes, and have begun to describe them. We have also found out about Chinese New Year and have made dragon puppets and eaten some Chinese food. 

From Monday 30th January 2017 

A great phonic game for the children to play on the computer about real and fake words is ‘Picnic on Pluto.’ This can be found at http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/PicnicOnPluto.html– we are working on Phase 3 phonics at the moment.

Next week a vet will be coming into class to tell us about her job, and how she helps our pets. If your child would like to bring in a photograph of their pet, we would love to show them to their friends. 

Barnaby Bear has had a super time visiting the children’s houses this week. It has been lovely to read what he has done each day. As much as possible, please let the children write in the books by themselves. 

Diary Dates – EYFS/KS1 Disco Wednesday 15th February 4.30 – 5.45pm 

Have a lovely weekend,  The Reception Staff

Newsletter Week Ending 20 January 2017     

This week in Maths, the children have been subtracting an amount from a number and counting how many are left. They have also used the subtraction sign – and have recorded their own sums. We have also had two more visitors into school this week- helping us to stay healthy. The school nurses came to show us how to wash our hands properly, and the dentist came to show us how to look after our teeth. 

From Monday 23rd January 2017

The children have been introduced to a new member of the class this week – Barnaby Bear. Barnaby Bear is going to be visiting the children’s homes for a sleep-over each night. Please could your child write about their adventure with Barnaby in the red book which accompanies Barnaby. We encourage you to let the children attempt their own writing please. 

Thank you to all the parents that were able to come to our Stay and Play sessions. The Powerpoint is on the EYFS webpage of the schools website. 

When the children complete work at school, we stick it or photographs into their ‘Learning Journeys.’ If you would like to add any achievements that the children complete at home to this book – e.g. can now swim without armbands, please complete the ‘Wow’ sheet on the back of this letter. 

Next week we will be talking about the Police. If your child has any books about the police, we would love to read them in school. 

If someone different is picking up your child at hometime, please inform the class teacher or the office.

Diary Dates – EYFS/KS1 Disco Wednesday 15th February 4.30 – 5.45pm 

Have a lovely weekend, The Reception Staff

Newsletter Week Ending 13 January 2017

Happy New Year!!

The children have all settled back into school very quickly this week. They have been excited to start our new topic ‘Who can I ask for help?’ and have used non-fiction books to research some of the jobs that people do. We had a visit from our caretaker on Tuesday, who told us all about his job. In maths, we have been looking at teen numbers and have made them on the ten frames.

 From Monday 16th January 2017

Our new topic is ‘Who can I ask for help?’ If your child has any books that they would like to share with their friends, we would love to read them in school. 

Our letter sounds for next week will be ar, air, ear, er. 

Please can you ensure that all children have their P.E. bags back in school after the holiday. 

Foundation Stage Fund

Thank you to all who sent in donations last term.

This enabled us to enhance the provision and learning opportunities for the children further by purchasing consumable resources including ingredients for cooking and 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. 

Next week we will have visits from the school nurse to talk to the children about how to stay healthy by washing their hands properly, and also from the dentist to talk about looking after teeth. 

Diary Dates

Stay and Play RG – Friday 20th January at 9 – 9.45am 

Have a lovely weekend, The Reception Staff 

Newsletter Week Ending 23 December 2016  __

This week the children have been measuring long objects using lolly sticks - including themselves!! They then compared the results to find out which object was longest and shortest. The children enjoyed the party on Wednesday – especially the special visitor!  

      • Please can we remind you that school closes today Friday 23rd December at 3.30 p.m. School will re-open on Monday 9th January at 8.45a.m.Diary Dates    
    • Stay and Play RC – Friday 13th January at 9 – 9.45am
  • Stay and Play RG – Friday 20th January at 9 – 9.45am
  • After the holiday, our topic will be ‘People Who Help Us.’ If your child has any books about the topic that they would like to share, please send them into school.Have a lovely holiday             The Reception Staff 

 Newsletter Week Ending 16 December 2016

This week the children have been learning the names of letters as well as the sounds. In maths, we have found things longer and shorter than an object, and we have measured how long things are. The children have also made some Christmas crafts which they will bring home next week. 

From Monday 19th December 2016

In Phonics, we will revise the letter sounds taught already this half term. 

Wednesday 21st December is party day! The children are allowed to wear their own clothes all day. The children will still be playing outside during the morning and at lunchtime, so please ensure that they bring their warm coats to school.

Please send some party food in with your child on the day for our buffet – e.g a packet of biscuits, a packet of mini rolls etc. 

The PTA will be having a tuck shop on Friday 23rd December. Children can bring £1 to buy a drink and a chocolate bar / crisps. 

Please can we remind you that school closes on Friday 23rd December at 3.30 p.m. School will re-open on Monday 9th January at 8.45a.m. 

Diary Dates

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