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Reception Week Ahead Information

14 April 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Reception

  • Reception children investigate growth

Information and Reminders

If you have not yet booked an appointment to visit your child’s teacher during our Academic Review Evenings, you can do so on the online booking system. If you have any problems with this, please contact your child’s class teacher directly.

We have now changed 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.

Kindly ensure that items of clothing have your child’s name written inside. 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.


Upcoming dates

Monday 17th April - CCAs Start

Tuesday 18th April - Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm (including talks on the changes in EY and Primary next year)

Thursday 20th April - Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm (including talks on the changes in EY and Primary next year)

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

Monday 1st May – Labour Day holiday - school closed

Wednesday 3rd May – Parent Workshop: Reception to Year 1 Transition; Sports Hall A; 9.00am to 10.00am

Wednesday 10th May - Donuts with Dads; The Hub; 8.30am followed by E- Safety Parent Workshop 9.00am

Wednesday 17th May – Parent Workshop: STEAM in Early Years and Primary

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

Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day

Wednesday 24th May - Muffins with Mum; The Hub; 8.30am followed by HSK Workshop; 9.00am

Friday 26th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am

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

Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day


Overview of Learning

This week we have been exploring the measurement of weight using balance scales and the children have been using words such as heavier and lighter to compare. Next week we will be revisiting money, which will support the children when accessing the role play shop and will enable the children to apply their knowledge of addition and subtraction in a meaningful context. This week the children have been introduced to the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’. The children have been exploring vegetables that grow under the ground and the concept of growth. Using a story map and small world role play the children have been orally retelling the story using actions. Next week we will continue to focus on the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and the children will be creating their own story maps, thinking carefully about the characters in the story and the sequence of the story. We will continue to explore the concept of growth by planting some seeds and looking at the different parts of a plant.