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Week Beginning 7 September 2015

Thursday 10 September Early Years Parents Workshop in Stage One 8.45-9.30am.


  • Please remember to send in your child’s snack box, water bottle, P.E kit, swimming kit , as well as a hat during the hot weather and PE and swimming kit. Please label all items!
  • Please can you ensure that Reading books and Readng Records are brought to school each day.
  • The children love to build models with junk boxes and bottles from home. Please can you bring in small boxes, washed bottles, bottle tops, cardboard tubes etc. Please sort the junk into the large white flip top bins in the Reception entrance. Thank you!
  • Library Extended Opening Hours: From Monday September 14th the library will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm for parents to borrow books. Parents register directly with the librarian and are allowed up to five books for a 2 week loan period. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Parent Helpers:  We are always grateful for parents who are willing to come in to help read with children, help in the Dinner Hall, make resources etc.  Please let your class teacher know if you are available.

Learning Theme: Being friendly and how to treat others

We will be reading the wonderful story of The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. The children will be thinking about the story and what makes each of them special. They will also learn how doing kind things, being friendly and sharing makes us feel good. 

In addition we will use the Rainbow Fish as inspiration for lots of creative activites including making a  collaborative fish for a display.

The Big Question: What makes us special?

We will be talking about ourselves and listening carefully to each other, telling our friends about the things we enjoy doing and feel good at at. We will ask the children about how the Rainbow fish and other  characters in the story feel and think when they do kind things.  

Communication Language and Literacy

The children will listen to the story of the Rainbow Fish a number of times and use pictures to sequence the beginning, middle and end. We will invite them to talk about the under water setting and also about the characters; what they do in the story and how they feel.

Key Vocabulary: Talk, listen, feelings, sad, lonely, happy, share, kind, beginning, middle, end.

Development Outcomes

Uses vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by experiences of books.

Listen and respondsto ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.

Confidently to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.


We will group the children this week – please look in your childs communication book to find out the name of the phonics group they are in. By the end of the week your child will have a ‘phonics bag’ with a set of letters inside which we have been learning. These are for you to practise saying the sound and making simple words with at home. There will also be a set of ‘tricky’ sight words for you to practise reading with your child.


We will be counting to 10 and beyond, reinforcing 1:1 corespondence when counting objects and practising counting carefully. We will support the children to arrange objects to make their counting more accurate. We will use a rangeof games and activities to consolidate counting and number recognition skills.

Key Vocabulary: number, count, arrange,  number words 0 - 20 , one  at a time.

Development Outcomes

Recognises numerals 1 to 5.

Counts objects to 10, and beginning to count beyond 10.

Counts objects by saying one number name for each item.


De kleuters hebben een geweldige start gemaakt.  We hebben kennis gemaakt met Jules en de nieuwe vriendjes in de Nederlandse klas.

Volgende week lezen we het boek `Mama kwijt`. Kleine uil valt uit het nest en is zijn mama kwijt.  Samen met de kleuters zoeken we naar mama en beschrijven we hoe ze er uitziet.  We vertellen over onze eigen familie  en zetten onze luisteroren op om  de letters`m`en `p` te vinden in de woordenschat van deze week.