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28th April 2020
Children and parents have been very busy home school learning. They have a wide variety of activities they have shared with us.
Spring Term 2020
World book day 5th March 2020
We are excited to announce we have Rapunzel and Spiderman coming to visit our children on world book day. Children are invited to dress up and and give a donation towards the performance on this day.
Here are some helpful websites to support with Literacy and Maths.
Please see reception classes Newsletter below.
Reading in Reception.
The children in reception love to read books. They are very excited for the opening of the new library where we can share more stories. The children enjoy phonics lessons and have lots of activities in class to support with reading and phonics.
Chinese New Year
The children have been learning about Chinese New year and it's traditions. The children listened to the story of the Great Race and talked about positional language. They also enjoyed playing in the Chinese Restaurant which the children decorated with Chinese writing, lanterns and dragons.
I liked the race i can 1st - Cyprian
I liked all the glitter i love making lanterns - Aya
Our children love to be outdoors. We put on our water proofs and play in the outside area. It is really important for children to access outside learning.
We love Christmas
Christmas time we enjoy lots of Christmas crafts. We also performed our very own Nativity to our adults.
The children looked at why we celebrate remembrance Sunday. The children designed poppies and learnt about the different varieties of poppies you can get.
We Celebrated Diwali
The children in both classes celebrated the Hindu tradition of Diwali by making Lanterns, tasting food and making Divas. The children enjoyed listening to the story of Rama and Sita.
We would like to welcome you and your child to Reception; starting school is a big step! We know how upsetting it can be for you and your child but we assure you once they are settled they will love what school has to offer.
Throughout the year we will plan activities based on particular themes for example different festivals, in addition to this we will plan activities based upon the children’s interests to optimise their learning across all areas of the curriculum. The topic this half term is ‘All about me’ followed by ‘Autumn’ and ‘Dark and Night’ after half term.
The children will begin learning their phonics this term, they will be taught new letters and sounds each week in a fun way which will involve stories, rhymes, puppets, creative activities and lots more! The children will bring sound sheets home to share with you as we learn the letter sound in school. As a school we use the Read, Write, Inc scheme to teach children. You will get some information about this in the upcoming weeks.
Children will need their PE kit in school every day. We will do a PE weekly but we may take the opportunity to do some extra games either inside the classroom or outside, weather permitting. PE will be on MONDAY. We recommend leaving PE kit in school and taking them home at half term to be washed.
OUTDOOR PLAY & THE NATURE AREA
The children are given the opportunity on a daily basis to learn outside as well as inside, therefore, it is important that your child is prepared for this whatever the weather. We recommend that wellington boots and coats are in school daily. Please ensure all items of clothing and footwear are clearly named. We will attend the nature area on a TUESDAY for F2S & WEDNESDAY for F2B.
LIBRARY BOOKS AND READING
Your child will be given the opportunity to bring a library book home every week to share with you. During the first term your child will bring home a reading book for you to share with them. This will be a text-less book with pictures for your child to discuss with you, your child should be encouraged to retell the story by looking at the pictures. By supporting your child with this regularly at home you can make such a difference to the progress your child makes. We ask that your child brings their book to school every day.
SUPPORT AT HOME
We are really encouraging your child to be an independent learner. At home please encourage your child to feed and dress themselves. If they cannot please practise this at home as this will support your child be an independent learner.
Mrs Llewellyn teaches in the butterfly class every Monday as Mrs Livingstone is out of class. Mrs Livingstone is still in school and available should you need to talk to her.
COATS & JUMPERS
Please ensure your child has a coat in school every day as the British weather can never be predicted! Children are outside at lunchtime and will need to wear jumpers and cardigans into the lunch hall.
Useful Websites to support your child: