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Welcome to Year R parent's meeting 4.10.21

Week beginning 22.11.21

This week was firefighter week. It was very exciting to have a visit from some firefighters and a fire engine. We had a good look at all the different parts and took turns to sit inside and talk about the protective clothing that they wear. We were very shocked at how big it was!


Week beginning 15.11.21

It has been a very exciting week in Butterfly and Caterpillar Classes!

We had a visit from the police and enjoyed finding out about what they do and taking turns to sit in the car.

We also came to school to find a crime had taken place...the Numberblocks had been stolen! We took a close look at the clues to create 'evidence reports' and then created 'lost posters' to find out if anyone had seen them. Towards the end of the week we received a letter and some photo clues from the person who had taken them. We followed the clues to find that the Numberblocks were frozen in ice! We discussed the best way to free them and return them to their other Numberblock friends. 

Finally we sent the the Number Man ideas for how to make friends, as we found out that is why he had taken them.

Week beginning 08.11.21

This week we have been finding out about Diwali and Remembrance. 

During the first part of the week we talked about what the word 'celebration' means. We then found out about the Hindu celebration of Diwali. We created rangoli patterns, Diwali lanterns and made enjoyed making coconut squares. We also tried some mango lassi. 

Towards the end of the week we talked about Remembrance and why we wear poppies. Both classes created a wreath and we all took part in our school Remembrance assembly. 

Week beginning 01.11.21

This week we started our new topic 'People who help us'. We had our topic day and all came to school dressed as what we would like to be when we grow up. 

We had a visit from a paramedic and enjoyed looking around the ambulance. We even got to put bandages on the Paw Patrol pups!


Week beginning 18.10.21

This week has been Art Week and we have been looking at Vincent Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'. We practiced creating swirls using different techniques and materials such as string, forks and tin foil. We also practiced our cutting skills, creating the village. At the end of the week we created our own versions of the painting ready for our art gallery. 

Week beginning 11.10.21

We've started phonics this week. We have looked at the sounds for s, a, t and p. Can your child remember the sounds and actions? We've started phonics this week. We have looked at the sounds for s, a, t and p. Can your child remember the sounds and actions? 

We also took part in our Harvest assembly and sang two songs with the rest of the school. We did super well and sang our hearts out!

Week Beginning 4.10.21

This week we have been on a number adventure. We have been counting objects, finding numbers, matching numerals with amounts and ordering numbers. We also joined our first singing and Celebration assemblies. The children were brilliant sitting and listening to Miss Smith.


We are also starting to get ready and learn the songs ready for our Harvest Festival next week.

Week Beginning 27.9.21

This week we have been reading lots of stories and Traditional Tales, sharing stories with our friends and grown ups and watching some fun tales on the Interactive Whiteboard. 

We have all been superstars and handle our books with care, turning pages carefully and finding the words and pictures. Lots of us we also able to retell some familiar stories too. 

Can your child tell you one of the stories that we have read this week? 

Week Beginning 20.9.21

We have had a fabulous first week of full time getting to know new friends and teachers in Butterfly and Caterpillar classes. We have been getting to know where all the toys are, showing our grown ups how fabulous we already are at being kind friends and have been super stars at putting our toys back in their homes when we have finished playing. 

All the grown ups in Early Years have been so proud of the way your children have coped with starting school, and we can't wait to see you all again next week!



Butterflies and Caterpillars PE days are on Mondays and Thursdays.

These are due to start from Monday 20th September 2021. 


Please ensure that your child comes dressed for PE on both Mondays and Thursdays.

Shorts, t-shirt and trainers are suitable. Please don't forget their school jumper or cardigan in case they get cold. 

Jogging bottoms are suitable when the weather gets colder. 

Please remember to not wear jewellery and remove earrings on these days. 

Many Thanks

The Year R Team