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Friday 24th Nov – Silly Hair Day for Smellies

Friday 8th Dec Christmas Fair

Thursday Dec 13th 2.30pm Reception Nativity

Hi Everyone!

Thank you also those parents who came to the Maths Workshop, I hope it has inspired you to do some counting and maths at home.  Please make sure you return your order for maths books (along with the correct money) by 1st December.

Next week we will be looking at capacity and using the words full, half full and empty when comparing 3 amounts.  We will also be looking at how many cupfuls of water/sand it takes to fill a jug.  It would be great if you could do some of this at home, let us know how you get on.

Today was Friendship day so we have also been discussing what makes a “Good Friend’ and how we can be kind and helpful towards each other.  Maybe the children might like to write about one of their best friends?  Next week we will be continuing work on this and we will be reading the story of ‘Elmer’ in literacy.

Our ‘readers of the week’ are Jensen and Racquel.  Jensen has tried really hard reading at home and Racquel has really made progress with her phonics. Each child had a ‘dip in the box’ prize. Well done!

Our winners for homework who won the ‘dip in the box’ prize this week are Lillie Mae and Harry Birch. Lillie Mae drew a lovely picture of her birthday party and Harry drew a picture of a party that he went to. Well done!

As the weather is getting colder please encourage your child to fasten their own coat and make sure they have waterproof shoes or wellies in school. Please also make sure they also have spare clothes in a bag on their peg.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and as usual, thank you for your continued support.

The Reception Team

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26.10.17

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for the great things you have sent in for homework last week, the children have really enjoyed reading ‘The Little Red Hen’.  Today we made bread just like the little Red Hen did and this afternoon Seren’s mum brought in some real hens for us to look at.

We have started the children with reading books, it is essential that they have a reading folder to carry the books to and from school.  These are available at the junior office for £4.00. Please bring your child’s book and book bag into school every day and write in the record book and let us know how your child has gone on.  Each week we will have ‘Reader of the Week’, the children who have read the most at home will be allowed to have a ‘dip in the box’.

We will also be setting the dough area out for a birthday party to link with our reading scheme.  If you have any birthday candles, table cloths, old birthday cards or party invitations we could make good use of them!

We would also be grateful if anyone has any dressing-up clothes they could spare and any items left over from Halloween, they would come in useful as we will be reading the Funnybones stories.

As we come to the end of our first half term we would like to say how proud we are of all the children and we are pleased at how well they have all settled into school.

Finally we would like to wish you all a happy half term holiday.

Thank you for your continued support,

The Reception Team

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20.10.17

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for the great things you have sent in last week, we loved looking at the photos you sent in of children doing ‘dough disco’.

Thank you to everyone who attended the phonics and reading workshop, we hope it was helpful and you enjoyed watching the children.  Hopefully we get our delivery of reading folders (book bags) before we break-up on Thursday and they will be available at the junior office for £4.00.

This week we have been reading the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and we will continue with this next week.  We would like the children to draw or write about the story for homework (we have sent home a writing sheet for them to use).

We have also been learning lots of counting and number rhymes; 1,2 Buckle my Shoe, 5 Little Ducks, 5 Current buns, 12345 Once I caught a fish alive, 10 green bottles.  It would be great if you could help them to practise them at home.

Could you please ensure your child has a fresh change of clothes on their peg including underwear.

We have no spare boy’s underwear so if you have any spare at home we would really appreciate any donations.

Thank you as usual for your support and we hope you all have a lovely weekend.

The Reception team

 

 

 

 

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Diary dates: Reading and phonics workshop 18.10.17, 9am.

                         Individual photos 18.10.17.

13.10.17

Hi Everyone!

The children have been busy this week playing with the bugs, building towers, dens and houses. They have also been making ‘leaf puppets’ using the leaves that they collected on their ‘Autumn walks’. We have also been looking at shapes and doing lots of mark making to develop the children’s writing skills.

We hope you enjoyed the Dough Disco Workshop, thank you to all those who came! We have sent home a recipe to make playdough and a ‘Letter Chatter’ sheet so you can practise writing letters in the air at home.

For homework this week we would like you to try doing ‘Dough Disco’ and Letter Chatter at home. Have a look on ‘You tube’ (type in ‘Dough Disco’) for ideas. We would love to see photos of what you did at home, or hear about the songs that you danced to.

Next week we will be reading the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ and baking bread. We will also be learning to see numbers and count in different ways. The children will also learn about Diwali, the festival of light on Thursday.

Don’t forget to come along to our Phonics and Reading Workshop on Wednesday 18th October, 9am. This will show you how your child is learning to read in school, and how to help support reading at home. You will also be able to see a phonics lesson in action!

We recently sent home a letter to apply for additional school funding (Pupil Premium). If you are eligible, please access the weblink in the letter to complete the online form. Any additional funding we receive really helps in supporting your child’s learning. If you have any problems accessing the information online please speak to your child’s Teacher.

If you have any old birthday cards please could you send them in for the children to practise their cutting skills – thank you!

Thank you for your support this week, have a great weekend!

The Reception Team

 

 

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6.10.17

Hi Everyone!

We have had another exciting week in Reception and the children have had lots of fun counting conkers, learning the days of the week, writing letters in the sand and finding bugs outdoors. They have also enjoyed ‘Dough Disco’ and have been rolling, patting and squeezing playdough whilst dancing to music! This will really help to develop the muscles in their fingers and support writing. Come along to our ‘Dough Disco’ workshop on Thursday 12th October at 2.45pm to find out more!

Next week we will be continuing our Autumn theme and learning about ‘Harvest’. For homework we would like the children to talk about Autumn at home. You could go on an Autumn walk and count, write or draw what you see, take photographs or collect things to show at School.

We have also sent home a Road Safety Competition – design a ‘Road Safety Banner’. The winner will have their banner printed for our School! We are collecting the entry forms on Monday 9th October.

Thank you for your support this week, have a great weekend!

The Reception Team

 

 

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Hi Everyone!

We have had another busy week in Reception and the children are settling in well. They have had lots of fun in the workshop, learning to use the scissors and be creative. Outside they have been learning to take turns by using the sand timers to share the bikes. The home corner has been very popular too and new friendships are being made. The children are also learning to join in more structured activities.

This week the children were introduced to the characters from our ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ books. We have sent home the characters and some words for your child to learn. We have also sent home a rhyme sheet. It would be great if you could sing some of the rhymes at home, in particular the counting rhymes (5 little ducks, 5 currant buns, hickory dickory dock) as we are learning these at school. You could share what you have done at home on the back of this newsletter.

Next week we will continue to support the children to settle in and learn through play. We are doing lots of activities to develop the children’s listening, understanding and speaking. We are also doing lots of counting, number rhymes and learning to recognise numbers.

Thank you for your support this week, have a great weekend!

The Reception Team

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Hi Everyone!

We have had a busy week in Reception and the children have done really well on their first full week in school. They have had lots of fun exploring the big area outside, looking at the apple trees and stepping across the tree stumps. Indoors they have continued to enjoy exploring the areas, in particular playing in the home corner and making models with the lego. The children are also beginning to join in more structured group activities.

Next week we will continue to support the children to settle in and learn through play. We are doing lots of activities to develop the children’s listening, understanding and speaking. We are also doing lots of counting, number rhymes and learning to recognise numbers.

Your child has been gifted with a special pack from Bookstart, which has a book (The Bumblebear) and information on reading with your child. For homework this week we would like you to share the story with your child, talk about the pictures and see if your child can remember the story. We will talk about the story next week.

Thank you for your support this week, have a great weekend!

The Reception Team

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Hi Everyone!

We have had a great first week in Reception. The children have settled in well and are becoming familiar with the routines of the day. They have had lots of fun exploring all of the areas in the classroom and outdoors. The cars, dinosaurs, home corner and mud kitchen have been very popular! It has also been lovely to see new friendships being made.

Thank you for your patience during drop off and pick up times. Next week the school day will be extended to the usual finish time of 3.30pm for those children who have been picked up early this week.

Next week we will continue to support the children to settle in. We will also be starting to look through their ‘All about me’ booklets with each child. If you have not already completed the ‘All about me’ booklet with your child, please complete over the weekend. It will really help us to plan for your child’s learning.

Each week we send home a ‘Big Talk’ homework. This is a chance for your child to share something with the class that they have done at home over the weekend. This week we would like you to share a favourite story with your child. You can write their favourite book on the back of this newsletter.

Thank you for your support this week, have a great weekend!

The Reception Team