For our final term in Reception, children will be learning about topics linked to the question 'Are we there yet?'. We are also going to be learning the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood and rhyming words, linked to the story 'Oi Frog!'
Please remember to apply long-lasting sun cream in hot weather and children can bring a bottle of plain water to school.
A big thank you to Councillor Gerard Woodhouse for his kind donations of books to our Early Years. The children enjoyed reading them with their parents and carers this week when they joined us for our Reading workshops.
Our new Cornerstones question this half term is ‘Will you read me a story?’. We will be focusing on a number of traditional tales including Jack and The Beanstalk, Goldilocks and The Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man. Do you know any of these stories? Do you have any of these stories to read at home? Who are the characters in the stories?
We will be focusing on estimation, doubling and halving. You could try some estimation at home! Guess how many objects you can see and check by counting. You could do this with food, toys or even clothes and socks! Estimate how many apples are in this tree. You can check your estimation by counting. Remember it does not matter if your estimation was not correct, it is just a guess!
Our focus question this half term is ‘Do cows drink milk?’ We will be focusing on farm animals and their young. We will listen to lots of stories about farm animals and learn about the different roles of a farmer!
This week we had a visit from Acorn Farm. Here are some pictures of us with the different farm animals!
Happy New Year. We hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas holiday!
Please remember we have a Christmas performance from a company called 'Jumping Jacks' on Thursday 30th November at 9:15am-9:45am for RES. Parents are welcome to come and join!
Thank you to everybody ho was able to attend our Stay for a Story session. The children loved having you there! Here are some lovely comments from the session.
'Lovely little session. Enjoyed by all the children and some really good answers given.'
I really enjoyed the session and it allows me to see how my child interacts in class and also how my child is taught in school so I can apply the techniques at home.'
'Miss Stackpoole read the story so well and kept all children engaged. The areas that are set up are very good. I would like to stay longer next time!'
'I enjoyed it, it's nice to see how the children are in the classroom. Lots of themed activities relevant to the topic which is fun!'
Stay for a Story session
Our times for our Stay for a Story sessions are as follows:
Wednesday 18th October 2017:
Miss Stackpoole's Key Person Group- 9:00am-9:30am
Mrs Williams Key Person Group- 2:30pm-3:00pm
Please speak to a member of staff if you are unsure of who your child's key person is, or if you are finding it diffilcult to come at your given time.
We hope your child enjoyed their first morning in Reception. The times for the remainder of the week are as follows:
Children will then be in school full time from week beginning Monday 18th September.
Please ensure your child is in school by 8:50am as learning takes place immediately in the mornings.
Children will line up in the outdoor area in two separate classes in the morning ready to come in to school. Please be aware that resources outdoors of a morning have been set up by staff for lessons; therefore we request that you discourage your children from moving or playing with the equipment.
Please ensure all items of your child’s uniform, including coat and book bag are clearly named to avoid any being lost or misplaced.
Your child’s teacher and teaching assistant are: