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7th November 2018

 

Our topic for this half term is 'Nature' and so all of our learning opportunities will be linked to this topic.

 

The children have already been on a 'Welly Walk' and have collected some of the vast array of leaves from different areas of the school grounds. The children  talked about what they noticed about the outdoor environment at this time of year and the changes that have occurred. They then went on to do some maths, counting the different amounts of leaves of different colours. These are all activities you may be able to replicate at home and get your leaves picked up for free! (Not that we condone child labour of course!)

 

The children are continuing to do Guided Reading on a regular basis and are bringing books home to share with you. Please could you remember to write in the green Home/School Communication book when you have shared/read the book with your child. This way we can see that the children are reading at home, in addition to reading in school. We will be allocating books on Bug Club in the next few days so that the children will be able to enjoy another reading opportunity.

 

Many of the children are now enjoying some of the sporting opportunities on offer in our after school clubs. There are still some children who find it tricky to undress and dress themselves so the more this can be practised at home the more independent they will become. Please can you ensure that P.E. kits are returned to school the day after a club so that they are in school for when we do P.E. in class. Thank you.

 

Just a reminder that the school photographer will be in school on Friday for children to have individual photographs taken. We will do our best to keep them clean and tidy until after the photos!

 

Next week, as a whole school, we will be having a Science Week and also on Wednesday having a Whole School Writing Day. We are sure the children will have and exciting and interesting time learning science-based facts and skills and will be keen to share their experiences with you at home.

 

Finally a request from Mrs Laverton for our Outdoor Learning area. We are looking for some wooden cable reels like this:

 

If you know of anywhere where we can obtain any of these please see Mrs Laverton in Dormouse Class.

 

The Year R Team

 

Year R Team:

 

Mole Class - Miss Grainger (Teacher) and Miss Smith (EYA)

Hedgehog Class - Mrs Davies (Teacher) and Miss McMahon (EYA)

Dormouse Class - Mrs Maylen (EYFS Leader and Teacher - Monday and Tuesday),

                        Mrs Attenborough (Teacher - Wednesday - Friday) and Mrs Laverton (EYA)

 

 

 

17th October 2018

 

It is hard to believe that it is half term next week - the time has certainly flown and all of the children have settled into their school life brilliantly and had a busy and exciting time.

 

The children had their first experience of getting changed for P.E. today and did really well. At the moment the children only need a pair of shorts and a t-shirt in their P.E. bag. Please check that these items are in their P.E. bags and are named. Most children were able to undress and dress themselves independently and we are always happy to help with tricky buttons and ensuring clothes are the right way round but we do expect all children to be able to do most of their personal care independently. Since P.E. kits have only been worn once they will remain in school ready for the next half term.

 

Following on from the children sharing their 'Talking Bags' with us many children are starting to bring in items or toys to 'Show and Tell'. In order to ensure children get equal opportunities for Show and Tell experiences after half term the children will be selected, usually two per week, to take part in a Wednesday 'Spotlight' session. When it is their turn the children will be able to bring items in and talk about them in front of the whole class. A display is made for each child for the whole week. When it is your child's turn you will be given a letter explaining this in more detail. In the meantime we would ask that children refrain from bringing toys into school.

 

Just a reminder that the School Communication Book does not need to be seen by the class teacher every day. If there is an important message that the teacher needs to read, pertinent to that day, please place it in the box provided. The books will otherwise be read and comments made when your child reads with the class teacher or does their key words with the EYA.

 

It is lovely to see how many children are now putting away their water bottles, coats and book bags independently when they arrive in the morning. After half term we expect that all children will be able to do this. You are still most welcome to come into class but please encourage your child to put away their things. Many children like it if you wait by the door for them to sort themselves out and then they can come back for a goodbye kiss and cuddle.

 

As we head into late Autumn and early Winter please ensure your child has a coat in school every day. We go outside even if it rains and some children today did not have coats! We will also be doing a 'Welly Walk' after half term around the school grounds and so if you have not yet brought in wellies for your child please do so after half term, thank you.

 

It just remains for us to wish you all a peaceful and relaxing half term and we look forward to seeing everyone refreshed on Tuesday 30th October.

 

The Year R Team

 

Year R Team:

 

Mole Class - Miss Grainger (Teacher) and Miss Smith (EYA)

Hedgehog Class - Mrs Davies (Teacher) and Miss McMahon (EYA)

Dormouse Class - Mrs Maylen (EYFS Leader and Teacher - Monday and Tuesday),

                        Mrs Attenborough (Teacher - Wednesday - Friday) and Mrs Laverton (EYA)

 

 

19th September 2018

 

Wow! It is hard to believe we are already half way through Week 3. The children have settled in well and those that are now full-time are managing to stay awake in the afternoons, although we suspect by the weekend you will have some tired children! We have been impressed with how many children are already coming into class and independently putting away their things in the morning. It is amazing how quickly they pick up on routines.

 

Many children have already brought in their canvas 'Talking Bag' to share with the teachers .and we have enjoyed finding out about the things that are important in the children's lives. Some children still need to bring in their bag to share and we look forward to these coming in during the next week or so. Once your child has shared their bag they will bring it home and do not need to bring it in again. Other opportunities for 'Show and Tell' will be provided through a 'Spotlight' session which you will receive a letter about when it is your child's turn.

 

We have been lucky with the weather so far but as we head towards more changeable autumn weather it is important that ALL the children have named wellies in their classroom boot box. They also need these when playing in the Mud Kitchen during Outdoor Learning.

 

Please can we ask that you ensure your child brings a named water bottle to school everyday. We do provide plastic cups for when children do not have a bottle but we are trying to reduce our plastic consumption.

 

We look forward to seeing many of you this evening at our Year R Curriculum event. Please do remember that we are always available at the classroom door at both ends of the day should you have any queries.

 

 

Year R Team:

 

Mole Class - Miss Grainger (Teacher) and Miss Smith (EYA)

Hedgehog Class - Mrs Davies (Teacher) and Miss McMahon (EYA)

Dormouse Class - Mrs Maylen (EYFS Leader and Teacher - Monday and Tuesday),

                        Mrs Attenborough (Teacher - Wednesday - Friday) and Mrs Laverton (EYA)

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Year R page!

 

This page will be updated once all of the children have started school. In the meantime, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year R Team.

 

Link to the Primary Menu page: https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hc3s/primaryschools/menu

 

Year R Team:

 

Mole Class - Miss Grainger (Teacher) and Miss Smith (EYA)

Hedgehog Class - Mrs Davies (Teacher) and Miss McMahon (EYA)

Dormouse Class - Mrs Maylen (EYFS Leader and Teacher - Monday and Tuesday),

                        Mrs Attenborough (Teacher - Wednesday - Friday) and Mrs Laverton (EYA)

 

 

 

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