Summer Second Half Term
This half term we will be learning through a topic on mini-beasts.
We have already found a slug hiding in our shelter, so the children decided to make a special home for him!
As hopefully the sun will shine, please remember that it is really important that your child has a named water bottle in school every day. If the weather looks like it could be hot, please apply sun screen to your child before school. Children are allowed to reapply this for themselves from a named bottle again at lunch time if you feel this is necessary. Please also provide a named sun hat as the children will be outside at lunch times during the hottest part of the day.
If we are not so lucky and the weather decides to be cold and wet, your child will need a coat in school. It may be worth checking the forecast in the morning just to make sure we are not expecting a sudden downpour!
Sports Day - Monday 26th June
Thank you to all the parents that accompanied us on our trip to Tesco, we couldn't have gone without your help. We had a great time and enjoyed lots of new experiences including holding a fish and a particularly squishy squid! A big thank you also to Tesco for welcoming us and letting us explore your store.
We have also been busy at school learning about growing. We have observed with great intrigue as our bean has grown and are amazed that it can grow an amazing 10cm in just one day!
Please see the school calendar.
All parents have received their invitation by email to sign up to our on-line Learning Journal, Tapestry. Once you have logged in you will be able to receive photos and updates about your child's learning in school and add your own photos and comments so that we can share the exciting experiences and learning that you do together at home. If you have any difficulty accessing your child's Learning Journal, please contact Christine in the office. Thank you.
A really big thank you to those parents who have sent in photos of activities you have been enjoying at home. Your children have loved seeing these displayed at school and talking about what they have been doing!
Please make sure that your child has a water bottle and one healthy snack every day.
PE lessons will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. PE kits are best kept on your child’s peg. Please note that we will now be doing PE outside and so your child will need plimsolls or trainers. They may also want to have a tracksuit / jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt if the weather is still not very warm, but please also keep an indoor PE kit in school as well.
Don’t forget, school dinners are now free for everybody in Reception, if you prefer, however, you are welcome to send in a packed lunch for your child.
If your child is 4, they will be offered free milk each day.
Even though we are hoping for some sunshine, please can you ensure you child has a NAMED coat in school every day as we will go outside whatever the weather!
Thank you to everyone who attended our reading and phonics workshop.
Please remember to complete your child's green reading record book when you read with them each day at home.
You can find information on how we teach phonics and reading here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and ask.
Here are some helpful websites for phonics information, videos and games.
www.mrthorne.com/category/phase-2/ – here you will find videos of the first sounds we introduce and their actions
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – you can find lots of helpful information for parents, and games to play