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Angelfish and Starfish News


We are really pleased with how all of the children have settled into school, especially because they have to come in on their own every morning. Thank you for helping us to make the start of the day run so smoothly.


We now have our Forest School timetable:


Starfish Class:  Wednesday mornings.


Angelfish Class:  Friday mornings.


Please ensure your child has a pair of NAMED wellington boots in school at ALL TIMES.


Summer is now a distant memory, therefore, can you please ensure your child wears appropriate clothing for school to keep them warm and dry as much of our learning takes place outside.


Please look out for an email regarding our exciting new reading cards and phonic reading books.


Please can you check your child’s name has not faded from their uniform label because without a name, it can not be reunited with your child.


On Thursday 1st October the school will be offering all children a hot meal, this is the perfect opportunity to let your child trial a hot lunch before they are introduced on Monday 5th October.  All Reception staff will be in the hall to support children during lunch.


Children have now started learning phonics sounds. This week they are learning s,a,t and p. Look out for our weekly videos on Tapestry showing how the sounds are pronounced and encourage your child to practise them with you. We have also started our maths learning. We will be thinking about a different number every week, starting with number one this week.

Reception – Science Week


Next week is science week and the children will start the week off with the science workshop!  Throughout the rest of the week the children will have lots of fun exploring and investigating science experiments that link to the story, George’s Marvellous Medicine.  The children can come into school dressed as scientists everyday if they would like to, school uniform must be worn underneath a white shirt/laboratory coat, they can also wear glasses and/or a wig.  We are sure the children are going enjoy the week, so please ask your child to tell you about the experiments they have investigated.

Many thanks

The Early Years Team.

Spring Term in Reception


We are nearly half way through the Spring Term and the children are enjoying investigating our new Explorers Hut.  There is so much for them to discover in there and this week we have been focusing on the human body.  After half term will be introducing some exciting science experiments for the children to investigate.

This week in maths the children will be learning number bonds to ten (two numbers that make ten.)  We would like to encourage you to support this learning at home, therefore, at Parents Evening we will give you some ideas on how to make this learning fun.

Can we please remind you to check Tapestry as we have been using it to post the sounds and looking words we have been learning in phonics.  This will enable you to support your child’s phonics learning at home.

Please can you ensure that ALL clothing  is clearly named.

We look forward to seeing you at Parents Evening.

The Early Years Team

Christmas School Disco


Don’t forget our Christmas disco!

We are having our Christmas disco on Friday 29th November, when school finishes until 4:30 pm.  If you would like your child to attend, please pay £5 to the office. Your child will get a party bag at the disco containing sweets, crisps, a drink and a glow stick.  Please collect your child from their classroom at 4:30 pm.

Thank you

The Sun Books for School Vouchers


The school has registered with The Sun Books for Schools Scheme.  Therefore, could you please collect the tokens that will be available in The Sun newspaper from 23rd November – 18th January. We need to collect a total of 3,500 tokens to enable us to claim 106 books for the school.  Please give the vouchers to your class teacher or put them in the box at the main reception.

Thank you in advance for helping us claim our free books for school.