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Week Nine 15.11.19

This week began with our thoughtful assembly on Remembrance Day, all children in reception were very respectful and could talk about remembering people who worked so hard to keep our country safe.

We helped to make handprint poppies for our wreath which we laid during the assembly. 


We have continued to think about people who help us and have been doing lots of reading about firefighters and police officers.


Our friends in year two came to visit to share books they had written based on the story Rabbityness, their version was called Foxiness! Can your child tell you about their story?


The end of our week has been the best as we all came in wearing our pyjamas to support Children in Need - what a comfy and fabulous day! Thank you for all your donations!


Next week:

Please carry on reading with your child, we will be changing reading books on a Monday and each child who has read five times or more will move up our reading beanstalk! When they reach the top, they will receive a prize in assembly. 


Maths challenges - Thank you to everyone who has bought in their maths challenges so far - Miss Smith will be working her way through them all and we will send invites to our Friday celebration assembly when they are complete!


Week eight 8.11.19

 "Remember remember the 5th November!" This week we have been learning about Guy Fawkes with our Gunpowder Plot' day on the 5th November. We made super fireworks pictures and talked about how we can be safe near fireworks too. 


We also celebrated the start of our new topic by dressing up as who we would like to be when we grow up. We were delighted to see so many police officers, fire fighters, builders and even a teacher or two!

We are beginning to learn about People Who Help Us and will explore this more over this half term.


Next Week:

Don't forget to check in with us to book a parents evening slot!



Week Seven 25.10.19

This week has been Arts Week and we have focused on the work of Jackson Pollock. We have had so much fun trying out his techniques and exploring his work. We have splashed, sprayed, dribbled, splattered and carefully manipulated the paint to achieve some stunning works of art of our own! We're so looking forward to seeing you at our gallery this afternoon!


You have the opportunity to buy the framed art too for only £3 - see you there!



This week we have been continuing to learn our sounds in phonics, everyone has been fabulous at showing us the action, singing the song and saying the sound - can your child find the sounds they know in their booklet?


After Half Term:

Look out for our topic letter, it explains our new topic - People Who Help Us.

We will be dressing up on  Wednesday 6th November as what we would like to be when we grow up.

 We can't wait to see you all on Wednesday!


Week Six 18.10.19

This week we have joined the rest of the school in assembly time. We enjoyed learning and joining in with new songs and actions. Miss Smith was so impressed with how well everyone adapted to this new experience! A big well done to all the children in Year R. We went back on Friday too to see some of our friends awarded with the badge for being such super Relationship Rabbits. Amelia from Wren Class, Chloe in Owl and Amelia from Lark class were all chosen for the fabulous way they are kind to their friends and are always super role models! Well done!


This week we have begun our maths sessions, and have been focusing on careful counting making sure that we touch or move each object as we count. 


Next week:

Next week is Arts Week and we will be finding out about Jackson Pollock - What does your child know already? Can they find out about him and his art and tell their class next week?



Week Five 11.10.2019

This week we have been focusing on our mark making skills. We have been looking at using our 'froggy legs' to help us hold a pencil. All the children drew a picture of themselves, thinking carefully about what they needed to draw. 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? 

Reminders: P.E. is on Friday, please remember your P.E. kit and please take out any earrings. If your child would like to be on the milk list please visit to register. Phonics books have come home this week. Children can practise the sounds and actions, recognising the sound and writing the letters. Christmas card designs have also been sent home. If you would like to order items with your child's design, please fill in the form and bring both the form and payment back to school by the 18th October.


Week Four 4.10.2019

This week we have been busy getting ready for the Harvest Festival. We visited St Mark's Church and sang our song' Big Red Combine Harvester'. All the children behaved brilliantly and sang their hearts out. Thank you to everyone who brought in items for the food bank.

During P.E we have been learning to throw and catch. Mr. White is very impressed with how eager the children have been to learn and how they have persevered.


Next Week: 

Reminders: P.E. is on Friday, please remember your P.E. kit and please take out any earrings. If your child would like to be on the milk list please visit to register.

Week Three 27.9.2019

This week we have been on a maths adventure. We have been busy showing the adults everything we know about numbers and shape. We have been counting objects, finding numbers, making models and telling everyone about our creations.

On Tuesday Mr White came to do P.E. with us. We discovered how to use the climbing equipment safely by using our hands and feet to help us climb up, down and across the wall bars. 

We have been busy learning a song called "Big Red Combine Harvester". Can your child sing you the song and remember the actions?  


Next Week: 

Reminders: P.E. is on Friday, please remember your P.E. kit and please take out any earrings. 


Week Two 20.09.19

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? 


Thank you for your support for Jeans for Genes day today! 



Next week:

New Parents Meeting on Wednesday 25th September at either 2pm or 5pm. Please come along to hear about how your child will learn in the Early Years at Weyford Nursery and Primary. We will discuss our approach to reading and how we teach your child phonics as well as introducing you to our online learning journal, Tapestry. 



Week One 13.09.19

We have had a fabulous first week getting to know new friends and teachers in Wren, Lark and Owl 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!


Next Week:

We would like your child to start to come in through the classroom doors independently next week. Please could you say goodbye to your child in the playground and then encourage them to come in through the door themselves. We will then help your child to find their peg and get settled in the classroom.

Thank you for your co-operation.



If you would like your child to be added to our milk list at school and have milk at snack time, please make sure you have signed up on the suppliers website


PE Kits

Please make sure your child has a named PE kit in a bag on their peg. This needs to include a pair of shorts and a t-shirt in the colour of their house team.


Water bottles

Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle that they can access throughout the day. If you choose to send your child with squash or juice this will only be available for your child to drink at lunchtime.





New Parents Meeting

25th September 2019 at 2pm or 5pm

Please come along to one of these meetings to find out about our approach to teaching and learning in the early years at Weyford Nursery and Primary School.

We will talk about our online learning journal 'Tapestry', reading, phonics and our daily routine.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Newspaper Photos

A local newspaper is due to come to school tomorrow (12th September) to take new entrants photos. 

If you DO NOT want your child to be in the newspaper photo, please see a member of staff in the morning. 

Many thanks

The Year R team


Welcome to Reception at

Weyford Nursery and Primary School!


We're looking forward to welcoming you on Monday 9th September for your first exciting day at school! Our first day begins at 8.30am, when we will have time to play and get to know each other before lunch, and you will go home at 1pm.

From Tuesday 10th September, we will be at school full time, from 8.30am until hometime at 3pm.


Our Early Years team includes Lark, Owl and Wren classes, as well as our nursery friends in Robin class. 


It has been such fun to meet you all recently during our home visits. Thank you for sharing your toys and telling us all about yourselves when we met you. We can't wait to see you all looking so smart and grown up in your lovely uniforms on Monday!


Enjoy your weekend, and see you soon!

from, Mrs Lawley, Ms Morris, Mrs Noon, Mrs Ford, Miss Loades, Mrs Beesley, Mrs Fogden, Mrs Cornwell, Miss Burge, Mrs Bird, Mrs Baird and Mrs Edwards (AKA The Team!)