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Reception Week Ahead Information

31 March 2017

An overview of the first week back after the holidays

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Information and Reminders

After the April holiday we will change to our summer uniform. Please refer to our website or your child’s Learning Journal to check the appropriate clothing. You can visit our uniform shop to buy any items you may need before the end of term.

Kindly ensure that items of clothing have your child’s name written inside. This is especially important when the children are getting changed for sports in school. If an item of clothing is misplaced or another child has put it on by mistake, this helps us to easily rectify the situation.

Please could you ensure that your child brings a plastic water bottle to school. Hot water is not permitted and the metal flask bottles are very heavy. These bottles pose a hazard if they are dropped and are not permitted in the setting for health and safety reasons. Thank you for understanding.

We have a number of parent workshops scheduled for the summer term. You can find out more about these in your child’s Term 2 Report, which will come home today.


Upcoming dates

Monday 10th April – Summer term begins

Monday 17th April - CCAs Start

Tuesday 18th April- Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm

Thursday 20th April- Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm

Saturday 22nd April- Curry and Quiz night- more information to follow.

Monday 1st May – Labour Day holiday - school closed

Thursday 18th May – Saturday 20th May – Primary FOBISIA games

Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day

Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May - School closed

Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day


Overview of Learning

This week we have been teaching the children about the different seasons and that we have entered spring time. We looked at the signs of spring and things that they will start to see. These include flowers, butterflies, and the animals being born to name a few. The children have done lots of art work surrounding the topic of spring and have been looking at different artists to inspire their pictures.

After the holidays, we will be introducing our new topic of ‘Growth’ through the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’. We will be reading, orally retelling and acting the story out during the first week back. We will also link in healthy foods, talking to the children about which foods are healthy and unhealthy.

For our maths focus we will introduce weight, introducing vocabulary such as heavy, light, heaviest, lightest, balanced, the same as, etc.  We will be predicting which objects will be the heaviest and lightest and testing this out using balance scales.

Have a lovely holiday wherever you may be!