Sunday, 30 June 2019

Nursery Newsletter-Summer 2 Week 5

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Nursery Newsletter -Summer 2 Week 5

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We hope you are having a lovely weekend and enjoying the beautiful weather It looks like continuing into this week so please put some sun cream on your child before Nursery.We will of course keep an eye on the amount of sun the children are having and ensure there is plenty of water available for them.

Last week we enjoyed listening to the story of `Commotion in the Ocean`.
As we are now entering July we will be starting our Transition to Reception programme.We will be preparing the children for their move and reading some stories about starting school .We will also be reading some Sports day stories in preperation for Friday`s sports day.
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We look forward to welcoming you to our Sports day on Friday.The Sports day starts at 9.30 and we encourage you to stay on afterwards for a picnic.All children are invited to attend the morning session on Friday.

As part of our transition programmethe thc children are invited to attend a picnic with their new teacher .Children that attend the morning session are free to come back for the afternoon.Please come to gate 3 at 1.00.

Monday 8th July – Barbados class picnic at Central park 

Tuesday 9th July – Jamaica class picnic at Central park

Thursday 11th July – St Lucia class picnic at Central park

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.Please remember to call the office if your child is unwell this saves office staff a lot of time in making phone calls home.

Important dates:
Wednesday 26th June-6p.m  Moving into Reception meeting
Nursery Sports Day and picnic-5th July 
Tuesday16th July-Nursery Graduation(More details to follow)
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Please note that the final day of the summer term will be on Friday 19th July, 2019.
INSET Dates and Polling day for 2018-19

If you would like to contact a member of staff please email on

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

Maisy sent us a picture of her sunflower.All we can say is amazing.If anyone else has had this much sunflower success please send in a picture. 
Some lovely moments from this week`s Nursery sessions.

Our Superstars of the week were Ria and Deja.Well done to both of the girls.

Reception Newsletter Summer 2 Week 5


                                                                                                                    Summer 2    30.06.19


Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you are having a lovely weekend and enjoying this fabulous weather, which we hope will continue to last. Please remember to apply sun cream to your child before school and if you want to send their named tube in the children will have the opportunity to reapply their cream before lunchtime. Please also send your child in with a sun hat and a bottle of water and we will talk to the children about drinking plenty of water to keep hydrated.

This week our focus story will be ‘Dear Zoo' by Rod Campbell. It is a story about a child who writes to the zoo for a pet. The zoo send a series of unsuitable pets, revealed behind flaps in the form of crates and packing cases. These animals are all sent back for different reasons, except the last one, which is perfect! The children will have the opportunity to create their own animal crafts and explore our vet role play areas.

Butterfly update:

We now have some butterflies which have emerged from their cocoons and we are hoping on our return tomorrow we will be greeted by more butterflies, ready to release them this week.

We have a busy week, here is a little reminder for the week ahead:
Wednesday - Reading morning and maths workshop from 8.30am
Thursday - Sports day from 1.30pm

A little reminder Wednesday is our PE day, please ensure your child has their named PE kit in school and they will need it for sports day. We have a lot of lost property accumulating in school which cannot be returned to their rightful owner as they are unnamed.

This week is Week 3 of the Havering catering services. Monday's choices are:
Red- Pork Sausages with Mash Potato

 Blue- Cheesy Tomato Pasta Pot

Green - Vegetable Fingers with Mash Potato


If your child attends breakfast club, breakfast costs from £1.50. Thank you

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.

Please remember the homework expectation in Reception is to read every day and learn the red words. If you would like further homework please complete the Learning Challenge.

Learning Challenge

Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning. We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children's learning can be extended at home.

The learning challenge will include either a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music. Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class.

Nursery Rhyme:
A Sailor went to sea
Captain Hook or Tinkerbell
Piece of music:
George Frideric Handel
  1. Learn it off by heart.
  3. Draw a picture to illustrate the rhyme.
  5. Find out about the rhyme
  1. Draw a portrait of the person.
  3. Find out facts about the person.
  5. Watch the person in action.
  1. Listen to the piece of music
  3. Create some movements to the music
  5. Draw an illustration to represent their feelings
  7. Able to name the piece of music when they hear it

Dates for your Diary:

Wednesday 3rd July – Reading morning 8.30am

                                     Maths workshop 9am

Thursday 4th July 13:30-15:00 pm Reception Sports Day 

Monday 8th July – Barbados class picnic at Central park   

Tuesday 9th July – Jamaica class picnic at Central park

Thursday 11th July – St Lucia class picnic at Central park

  INSET Dates and Polling day for 2018-19

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:

ELG: They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.

ELG: Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others.

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

Communication and Language:

ELG: They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.

ELG: They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions.

Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions.

Physical Development:

ELG: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

ELG: To move confidently in a range of ways.

Practices some appropriate safety measures without direct supervision.


ELG: They also write some irregular common words.

ELG: To write simple sentences which can be read by them and others.


ELG: Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.

ELG: They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

ELG: Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Expressive Art and Design:

ELG: They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Introduces a storyline or narrative into their play.

ELG: The children sing songs, make music, dance and experiment with ways of making them.

Understanding the World:

ELG: They know that other children don't always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this.

ELG: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.

They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

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,

Kind regards

The Reception Team