Reception

We hope you had an enjoyable festive break and have arrived back refreshed and ready for what promises to be a very exciting term. We are going to be very busy with our new topic and learning opportunities. We hope 2016 will be as successful as 2015 and look forward to the year ahead!

Class Mascot

Super Dog has had a lovely break too! We will continue to send him home with children who have demonstrated good behaviour and hard work throughout the week.

Parents’ Evening

We will have our second parents’ evening in the week commencing 18th January and we are looking forward to discussing your child’s progress and targets for this term. Letters will go out to make appointments. However if there are any things you want to discuss in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact the office.

Our Topic

We will be starting our new topic ‘Winter stories’ This is a broad topic title, so we can include many cross curricular links such as music, communication and language, art and other overarching subjects. If you have any books or objects to support this topic please send them in!

Developing Independence

As your child is developing, we would like to encourage their independence further so we would be grateful if you could support us with this by encouraging your child to dress themselves and to generally become more self-sufficient.

Daily Routine

Registration /Assembly

Literacy/RWI

Playtime / Snack

Maths

Readers

Weekly Routine

PE days: Kits in all week please

Friday – Good to be Green Assembly

Literacy                                                                                                              

We would appreciate your continued support with your children’s reading this half term. We will continue to monitor every pupil on at least a twice-weekly basis. In line with our whole-school approach to literacy, pupils must be able to read, understand and comprehend the texts that we give them to read. Pupils will be assessed verbally and we will be encouraging them to retrieve information and read with a clear voice. To this end, we would like to stress that pupils need a very secure understanding of their reading book before they are allowed to progress.

PE sessions went very well last term, but we would like to remind pupils that they need to have a suitable PE kit in school in a labelled bag. If pupils fail to bring PE kits in, they will not be allowed to participate in PE sessions for health and safety reasons.

Water bottles and other pupil property

May we take this opportunity to remind parents that it is imperative that all pupils have a suitable water bottle in school. At this stage in our pupils’ school careers, we would expect our children to be starting to take responsibility for putting letters and homework into book bags, collecting water bottles and ensuring that all their clothes and property are taken home at the end of the school day. To help us with this please make sure all personal items are well labelled.

Once again we thank you for your continued support and we are very much looking forward to a busy and productive term. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us via the Office staff who will be able to organise an appointment.