Sunday, 7 April 2019

Reception Newsletter Spring 2 Week 7

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We hope you are having a good weekend.
So we have reached our last week before the Easter holidays so this week all our activities will be based around the theme of Easter.
On Friday we will be concluding the term with our Easter bonnet parade.We are really looking forward to seeing the children in a range of Easter decorated hats.

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Thank you to all those parents who are actively encouraging their children to come into school by themselves. Most children are now able to do this confidently. We would really like the children to show skills in independence so please support your child in doing this.We will have a lunch menu by the door so you can help your child with this before they go in.Members of staff will of course be there to greet your child and assist where necessary and be available should you need to speak with them.

We are also running a EYFS Easter raffle.Staff will be selling tickets in the mornings all this week.
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Thank you for your understanding about the slight disruption caused to St Lucia, whilst essential work is being carried out. We are pleased that Jamaica and Barbados classes are now back in their normal rooms . St Lucia class will be back before we break for Easter.

We will continue with our phonics programme Read, Write Inc, recapping our sounds and practising to blend and write words using their set 1 sounds. In maths we will be looking at time, in particular ordering and sequencing familiar events.

Your child will continue to bring home a reading book (which is changed weekly) and a set of sight words. The expectation is your child reads at least 3 times or more each week. As we are promoting a love of reading, we encourage your child to read a range of books and is not limited to the one we send home with them. Please also remember to make a note of the title of the book your child has read to help them achieve their reading awards.

We look forward to seeing you for our parents evenings on Monday and Tuesday.Please support staff by attending at your allocated time.


If your child has any comics at home that they have finished with we would be grateful for them in school. Children enjoy sharing these and having a variety of reading material helps their development.

We would also be grateful for any dressing up clothes that your child may no longer wear. Some of ours are looking a little over loved.

We are on Week 3 of this menu. Monday’s choices are:
Pork Sausages with Mash Potato
Creamy Cheese Pasta Pot 
Vegetable Fingers with Mash Potato

Messages –

  • PLEASE NAME all items of clothing. This will help when returning lost items, particularly jumpers and cardigans with the right child. We are still accumulating a large number of items. Please check your child’s class if they are missing something.

  • Our PE days are Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school. If they wear earrings they need to be removed on this day.

  • Thank you to all those parents who have sent in a named set of spare clothes. If you haven’t yet      could you please ensure your child has a named set of spare clothes and underwear on their peg as soon as possible. Please note this does not need to be school uniform.

  • Children can also bring in a pair of named wellies to leave in school. This would be great for use in the mud kitchen and on rainy days.

  • Please actively encourage your child to put away their book bag and hang up their coat in the morning. It would also be really helpful if you could discuss the menu choices with your child the previous night to help them independently find their cupcake and make their lunch choice.

Please can you ensure that if your child is not in school for any reason you call the school to report the absence. This saves the office staff a lot of time spent in making phone calls. 

Sad News
We are very sad to be saying goodbye to Mrs Mackman on Friday.Mrs Mackman has been an asset to the Early Years team and much loved by both children and adults.Mrs Mackman has taken a school position closer to home and we wish her all our very best wishes.
We will miss you Mrs Mackman.
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If your child attends breakfast club, breakfast costs from £1.50. Thank you

Dates for your diary:

Spring Term

Monday 8th April-Parents Evening
Tuesday 9th April-Parents Evening
Friday 12th April-Easter bonnet parade
Friday 12th April -School closes at 3p.m
Monday 29th April-INSET DAY
Tuesday 30th April-School reopens
Monday 4th May-May Day bank holiday

INSET Dates and Polling day for 2018-19

We have two inset days left this academic year, please see the dates below:

3rd September
4th September
7th January
29th April
3rd June

Please note that the final day of the summer term will be on Friday 19th July, 2019.
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 skilfully and negotiates spaces successfully.


To confidently count to 20 and beyond demonstrating place value.

Says the number which is 1 more than a given number.

Finds 1 more or 1 less from a group of up to 5 objects and then 10 objects.

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.

We wish everybody a very Happy Easter

Reception Team