Reception Weekly News - 04/10/2019

Reception news – 4.10.19

We are now well and truly in the flow of our first half term – some amazing learning is taking place, children are becoming increasingly confident with the routines, and our first baseline data shows children have potential to make great progress this year. We are noticing however, that children are starting to look very tired, which is totally normal for this time of the term. Children also become more susceptible to illness around now, so please make sure you keep your child at home if they are unwell. There is a particularly nasty throat/headache/achy virus going around at the moment which needs lots of rest to recover from.

We have been very busy learning with our school bears and about different bears. Our current story we are basing our learning on is “Biscuit Bear.”

A few reminders/requests to help make life easier please-

  • Now that the children are settled, we ask that toys from home are not brought into school unless your child’s teacher has asked specifically for something. We get lots of toys lost or broken which is obviously very upsetting for our children.
  • All children now have a phonics book with them every night in their book bag – new sounds are entered every Friday. Please help your child keep up with the phonics sounds we are learning in school by regularly practising the sounds in their book.
  • Now the weather is changing can you please ensure your child has a coat in school every day as we learn outside daily

Can you help?

As part of the “curiosity approach” which we now follow in Early Years, we need to collect as many real/natural materials as possible. If you have any of the following at home which you would be willing to donate, please bring them in! I am collecting them in my office.

Wicker baskets of any size                                     wooden crates or boxes

Logs, stones or pebbles                                           wooden curtain hooks

Stainless steel jugs, sugar bowls, teapots


Thank you for your continued support, have a lovely weekend!

Julie Simpson

Early Years Phase Leader.