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Our school value this half term is 'responsibility', and our core story is 'The Enormous Turnip'.

Some of the delights in store this term ...

As writers we will be using letters to communicate meaning, to write our own names, labels and short sentences'.

As readers we will be reading and retelling The Enormous Turnip, continuing to represent sounds correctly and in sequence and continuing to take reading books home.

As mathematicians we will beginning to use the vocabulary involved in addition and subtraction, and language describing our position.

As communicators we shall be continuing to speak to others about our own needs, wants, interests and opinions and describing ourselves in positive terms and talking about our abilities.

As artists we shall be continuing to select appropriate resources and adapt our work where necessary, initiating new combinations of movement and gesture in order to express and respond to feelings, ideas and experiences and exploring the different sounds of instruments.

We shall be developing our gross motor skills by showing increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking.

We shall be developing our fine motor skills by continuing to handle tools, objects, construction and malleable materials safely and with increasing control and using pencils to form recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed

To understand our world better, we shall be going on welly walks, using Beebots to engage with technology and continuing to learn about a variety of celebrations, such as Chinese New Year!

Things to bring to school

A small bag to hang on your child’s coat peg (named polythene bag is fine), containing spare clothes etc.

A named warm coat (ideally waterproof/water resistant) as we use the outdoor area in all weathers.

A named pair of wellies. We have some spare pairs in school so don’t worry if you don’t have any.

Volunteering

If you have any spare time and you would like to volunteer please come and see a member of staff in Beanstalk.

Donations

If you have any construction resources, which are in good condition, we would be happy to give them a new home!  Resources such as Duplo, Mobilo and Knex.

 I am usually available for a quick chat either at the start or end of the day (except Wednesdays as this is staff meeting day).  Should you need to contact myself out of school hours my email address is sarah.browne@stnicholasprimaryschool.org.uk

 The EYFS is a distinct phase of education with its own curriculum from birth to the end of the Reception year. Please cut and paste/ follow the link to find out more:

www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

 

Each child has an online learning journal, called Tapestry, which we use to track, record, assess and share significant learning experiences that your child has had, using comments, photographs and video. Parents/carers can access their own child's journal using a secure password. If you are having trouble accessing your child's Tapestry journal please let me know. 

It's great working with you and your wonderful children.

Sarah

 

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