Sunday, 19 January 2020

Nursery Newsletter Spring 1 Week 3

Dear parents
We hope you had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the sunnier weather. It was so lovely to see our children really enjoying their activities last week and reenacting the story of the 3 little pigs.
This week our focus story will be Goldilocks and the three bears. The children will be eating porridge,making bears and acting out the story in the home corner.
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During the Winter months please make sure your child attends Nursery with a waterproof jacket each day. Additional hats/scarfs etc may be needed if the weather is cold. We do believe in the children having some outdoor time each day but on particularly bad days we will keep them under the canape.
Please be aware children may finish Nursery slightly messy or slightly damp from playing outside. We believe that children learn a great deal from playing in different weather conditions and please be assured that your children will not be left in soaking wet clothing for the whole session. If you would like to send spare clothes in to keep at Nursery incase of accidents please hand them to one of the Nursery staff in a named bag.
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We now have the opportunity for our morning children to attend additional afternoon sessions if you have an appointment. These will cost 15 pounds for the extra lunchtime and afternoon session.
Bookings must be made by 12p.m on the previous Friday. Please talk to Nursery staff if you need some advice with this.

You all did so brilliantly with working with your child to learn to put their coat on that we have decided to put a weekly parent activity on this newsletter.

Thank you to Zelda`s family who sent in beautiful pictures of Zelda reading her bedtime story.We have printed off her pictures and displayed them in the Nursery.We would appreciate some more photos this week so will continue with the same activity.If your  child could borrow a book from our class lending library and then if you could send us a photo  and a short comment about your child and how much they enjoyed sharing their book.
We will then print the pictures off and share them in the Nursery.
Please  send the photos by email to
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The Newsletter will also be published on the EYFS blog. You can view this from the school website: or by following the school facebook page.

Please  email staff if you have  any queries on or feel free to pop in and see us if you have any concerns.

Kind regards,

The Nursery Team
Here are some photos of the children enjoying cosmic yoga.

The children enjoying the 3 little pigs activity

and our new Nursery children
                                                        Welcome to David
                                                    Welcome to Keira
                                                    Welcome to Hayden

                                                    Welcome to Marley

Reception Newsletter Spring 1 Week 3



We hope you are having a nice weekend and enjoying actually seeing the sun despite it being a little bit cold.
The children are really enjoying our activities based on Traditional tales and we will be returning to this topic next week.This week we will be taking time to celebrate Chinese New Year. We will be learning about the different customs and tasting chinese food. We will also be making our own Chinese dragons.
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We understand how busy it can be in the morning and that sometimes for ease it is quicker for us to do something. We are kindly asking you to actively encourage your child to become more independent in their morning routines - hanging their coat on their peg, putting their book bag away and finding their cupcake. Some of the children are becoming very confident at coming in to school in the morning and are asking to come into school on their own.We would really encourage this independence in the children and will praise children who are ready to make their own way into their classes.

As we enter our Spring term, we know this is the term that we really see the children's early skills start to develop. The children begin to start decoding words and early writing starts to emerge, please support your child by ensuring you hear your child read at least 3 times a week. This really will make a big difference in their progress. Well done to Barbados class who won the reading award again this week.

Writing Workshop

Image result for pencil clip artOn Thursday we will be holding a writing workshop for parents to support your child`s early writing skills.The meeting will start in the Key stage 1 hall at 9.00.We will talk to you about the ways children learn to write for about 10-15 minutes and then bring the children in to complete some writing activities with your support.
We will serve tea and coffee at the start of the meeting so feel free to sit and chat to other parents after you have dropped your child off.

School Uniform Reminder - 

Please be reminded that children are expected to continue to wear the appropriate uniform of:

  • Black or grey trousers (Joggers in Nursery)
  • White polo shirt with a bottle green jumper or cardigan
  • Black shoes or plain black trainers (no boots)
  • Black or grey skirt/dress 
  • Plain tights

Children will not be permitted to wear Hoodies.

Only plain school coloured head bands can be worn- no oversized bows.

Only studs can we worn in school, please make sure these are removed for PE.

Please ensure children do not have makeup on or acrylic/painted nails.

Uniform will be given to those children who do not wear the correct uniform in the morning and will need to be returned before the end of school.

Polite reminder - If your child has had a change of clothes from school, could you please ensure these are washed and returned back to us.

We thank your continued understanding and cooperation in leaving pushchairs at the door. Some of our children are asking to come into school independently and we appreciate you encouraging your child to with this.

Request - 

We are asking for any donations of children's role play costumes which your child may have outgrown and can be used to enhance our role play area.

We will be using the Havering school menu which the children bought home. This week we are on Week 2 of the menu. Monday’s choices are:

                                 Red - Beef Burger in a Bun with Potato Curls
                                 Blue - Cheesy Tomato Pasta
                                Green - Quorn Burger in a Bun with Potato Curls

In Read,write inc the children have now begun working in smaller groups according to where they are up to with learning to blend. This will help the children to progress at their own level.

In maths we will be continuing with our Ten town work on teen numbers and looking at counting irregular sets of objects.
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Thank you to all those parents who have returned their child's PE kits. A little reminder we have our PE sessions every Thursday. Could you please ensure your child has their P.E kits back in school ready for their lesson. Please could you also check that your child has the right P.E clothes in their bag as we do have some missing items and we would appreciate you checking at home for us. 
Thank you.

INSET Dates for 2019-20

4th September
3rd April
20th July
21st July
22nd July

Last day of the summer term will be Friday 17th July 2020.

You can access Havering term dates for 2019-2010 here:

Dates for your diary

Spring 1
Thursday 23rd January
Writing workshop
Friday 14th February
Break up for half Term

Monday 24th February
Back to school 

Our learning objectives this term will be listed under these headings:

Personal, Social and Emotional:

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.

Can describe self in positive terms and talk about abilities

Can usually adapt behaviour to different events, social situations and changes in routine.

Communication and Language:

Joins in with repeated refrains.

Can retell a simple story.

Builds up vocabulary that reflects the breadth of their experiences.


Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.

Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.

Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipated key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Physical Development: 

Forms recognisable letters.

Can usually manage washing and drying hands.

Runs skillfully and negotiates spaces successfully.


To recap number recognition 0-10.

To recap number formation 0-10.

To confidently count to 20 and beyond demonstrating place value.

Understanding the World:

Remembers and talks about significant events in their own experiences.

Shows an interest in different ways of life.

Can talk about some of the things they have observed.

Expressive arts and design:

Constructs with a purpose in mind.

Manipulates material to achieve a planned effect.

Explores colour and how colour can be changed

If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is:

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Reception Team

Friday, 17 January 2020

Star Writers

These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer; Shay in Jamaica, D’arcy in Barbados, Tyler in Australia, Ezekiel in Palau, Roberto in Kenya class, Ayan in Germany, Rayyan in Wales, Kali in Greece, Kaycie-Jo in New Zealand, Isabella in Madagascar, Maliha in Brazil, Aiden in Egypt. Izabela in St Lucia, Sebas in Italy, Frankie in Scotland, Sarah in Northern Ireland, Kristupas in Mexico, Hanzalah in Canada, Lexie in U.S.A Bailey in Chile and Julie-Rose in Argentina. Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

Learning Power Awards

These are the awards we present to the pupils when they have demonstrated one of our four learning skills: Resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness & resourcefulness.
Well done to Harry in Scotland, Tommy, Freddie and Alfie in Kenya and Arwyn in Egypt class who receive certificates for resilience, Carter in Scotland who receives a certificate for reflectiveness and Arjya and Lenny in Madagascar who have shown they can be very resourceful in school.

Tracker Awards

Congratulations to the latest pupil who has achieved their Bronze awards: Isabel from Australia

A Silver Tracker certificate is awarded to Paige in Kenya class Well done to her!

A massive well done to Victoria in Madagascar who has completed her Platinum Tracker.

Certificate of Presentation

Well done to Lorena in Jamaica, Emma in Barbados, Izampela in Australia, David in New Zealand, Michelle in Kenya, Daisy in Wales, Ordrey in Scotland, Sophia in Egypt, Bella-Leigh in Madagascar and Donald in Argentina who have presented their work beautifully; They have shown pride in their work and taken care with their handwriting and number formation.

Reading Awards

The following pupils have read 10 books and receive a bookmark for their efforts, Angelo, Biddy and Moksha in Barbados, India-Rose in St Lucia and Ian in Scotland.

Lucille in Barbados, Alannah and Gracie in Australia, Ella in St Lucia, Gabriel, Cattleya and Elena in Kenya, Leo in Scotland, Emilie in Canada, Dovydas in Wales class and Tyler in Greece Class have achieved bronze reading awards for reading 25 books.

Silver Reader awards go to Logan in Jamaica, Ithiel in Scotland, Alesha in Australia and Matthew in Palau, who have read 50 books. They each receive a silver certificate and a £5 book token for their efforts.

Dora in St Lucia and Antony in Palau have read 75 books and get a book of their choice for their fantastic effort.