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Newsletter 12th October 2018

Newsletter - 19th October 2018


Welcome to Reception! In Reception we have three classes. Barn Owls are taught by Miss Granger, Snowy Owls by Mrs Rowe and Miss Berner, and Tawny Owls by Miss Bundy. Our support staff are Ms Adams, Ms Swan, Ms Maher, Ms Buchanan and Ms Dennis. 

The Reception year is incredibly important as it is the final year of the Early Years Foundation Stage. It  is  a chance for children to continue their learning through play, develop interests and skills and foster  a love of learning. Children are working towards reading and writing sentences by the end of the year,  and will take away and add in practical ways.  

What we are learning this term

 This half term our topic is Let's Celebrate! We are really looking forward to celebrating all kinds of things that are important in our lives and the lives of our family members. This includes things like Diwali, birthdays, weddings, bonfire night and Christmas. We would love to hear about things you celebrate together. You can find a copy of our curriculum map here.

How you can help at home

Please keep us updated on Tapestry about your learning at home. We love to see photos of what you have been up to and hear about fantastic experiences.

Please read with your child every day, whether this is before or after school. It makes a huge difference when this happens. You can also read books on Bug Club using your child's login.

We encourage you to practise writing in purposeful ways, such as writing diaries over the holidays and writing shopping lists or letters.

Maths is part of everyday life, so make the most of opportunities to solve problems involving sharing, grouping, adding or taking away. Cooking is a fantastic way to learn about different types of measure. There are also some great activities on ICTgames.

Important Dates

Wednesday 17th October - Problem-solving maths workshop

Friday 19th October - Dress as a number day

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Reception Meet the Parents

(Information to follow regarding these events – please look out for letters and updates on Classlist)


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