EYFS Letter Link

Early Years Foundation Stage 2020 - 2021

 Miss Cheetham & Mrs Friend

 

Autumn Term

Newsletter Week Ending 16 October 2020

This week we have done lots of work about family and friends. The children have drawn their family and enjoyed talking about the photographs that they brought into school. In Maths, the children have been using their knowledge of more and less to estimate an amount.

Our words of the week have been special, estimate, friend, total and lonely.

 

From Monday 19th October 2020

 

Our letter sounds for next week will be:

Monday – h

Tuesday – b

Wednesday - f

Thursday – ff

 

  • Next week we will be talking about Autumn. If you are out and about at the weekend and spot any ‘Autumn’ objects – colourful leaves, acorns, conkers etc, please send some into school for our Investigation table.  
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  • Please can you make sure that your child’s name is still in jumpers/cardigans/fleeces etc. Some may have rubbed out / peeled off over the half-term. 
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  • On Wednesday we will go on an Autumn Welly Walk around the school grounds. Please can the children bring their wellies o school in a named carrier bag on Wednesday 21st October. 
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  • The children will finish for half term on Thursday 22nd October, and school will reopen on Monday 2nd November at 8.45am.

 

Newsletter Week Ending 9 October 2020

This week we have done lots of work around keeping healthy. We have sorted 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 used a 1 minute timer to count how many star jumps/ hops/ balances we could do before the timer ran out. Our words of the week were exercise, healthy, true and false.

 

From Monday 12th 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 (a digraph – 2 letters make 1 sound)
  • Tuesday - e
  • Wednesday – u
  • Thursday – r

 

  • Next week, we are going to talk about friends and families, and how they are important to keep us healthy and happy. We would like the children to bring in a photograph of their family if possible to share with the other children in the class. We will do this activity on Thursday so please just put the photo in your child’s book bag to bring into school.

 

  • The children will finish for half term on Thursday 22nd October, and school will reopen on Monday 2nd November at 8.45am.

 

 Have a lovely weekend

The Reception Staff

 

Newsletter Week Ending 2 October 2020

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 used the vocabulary more, fewer and equals to compare 2 amounts and have also made a chart to show which was their favourite flavour of crisps.

Our words of the week have been more, fewer, equal, taste and smell.

 

From Monday 5th October 2020

  • 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  

 

  • We are encouraging the children to fasten their own coats when they go outside at playtime or a lunchtime. It would be very helpful if they could practise at home too.  
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  • You may have received an email from SchoolGrid (school lunches) saying your pre-orders have been cancelled. The reason for this is that the menu has changed, and there will be different hot food choices, so you will have to re order for those dates.  

 

Have a lovely weekend

     The EYFS Staff

Newsletter Week Ending 25 September 2020

 

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 sorting objects and telling us how they have sorted them.

Our words of the week have been see, hear, touch, sort, match.

From Monday 28th September 2020

  • 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 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.

 Have a lovely weekend

The Reception Staff

 

Newsletter Week Ending 18 September 2020

 

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 made BIG 2d shape pictures.

From Monday 21st September 2020

 

  • Every week in class we focus on some new words - these are usually related to some work that we are doing in class, but may also be words that the children are interested in and want to know what they mean. This week our words have been corner, curved, straight and skeleton.

 

  • 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

 

  • The children have been set a little homework task on Tapestry this weekend. It is to spot 2d shapes at home. We would love to see photos of things that they see via Tapestry.

 

  • 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 23rd September.   

 

  • The children have chosen a school library book to bring home. Please return the books each Friday - they can then be ‘quarantined’ and there will be a new selection for the children to choose from each week.  

 

  • Have a lovely weekend
  •    The Reception Staff

 

Newsletter Week Ending 11 September 2020 

 

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

We send a Letter Link home each Friday on Tapestry 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.

 

  • Please can you make sure that your child brings a water bottle to school every day filled with either water or flavoured water. Could you also please label the bottle with your child’s name.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • A message from the school office:

This week we will be launching our new Arbor App.  You will receive a letter by email explaining about the app and how to log on.  All communication will now go via Arbor either through the app or via email as we have been using throughout the last few months.

 

If anyone has any problems please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

 

Have a lovely weekend

The Reception Staff