Over the next few weeks we will be talking about how we have changed since being a baby and talking about our families.

Please can children could bring in a photograph of themselves as a baby and a photograph of their family.   Please note that photographs may be used for activities and displays and therefore will not be returned in their original condition.

Thank you


This week we had our first PE lesson on Thursday and the children really enjoyed themselves.

Please encourage your child to dress with independence to help with changing for PE.

 Reception children will have outdoor PE  in the upcoming weeks and therefore children may want to wear a navy tracksuit as part of their PE kit.

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school each week.

Please note that earrings should not be worn for PE lessons and staff are unable to remove them.  Please speak to your child’s teacher if you want to discuss this further.


Next week’s learning


Next week we will be learning all about how we grow, talking about these stages: babies, toddlers, children, adults and the elderly.

In phonics we will focus on orally blending and segmenting words. (Can children listen to a robot say sounds and then blend them together to say the word? Can children clap the sounds they can hear in words?)

In maths we will be learning about spheres and circles.  We will begin to describe them using mathematical language.

We will continue to share our favourite stories.

We have started to teach the children about their ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’.  This involves making them aware of how they learn by linking this to popular children’s television characters.        (e.g  I like to explore new things like the Octonauts.)


This week’s learning


This week we have been learning about alliteration and different vocal sounds in phonics.

We have been practising our counting skills and recognising numerals.

We had a fantastic Hook Day to start our Story Time topic.  Thank you for providing such wonderful costumes.  The children really enjoyed the day where they were able to talk about their favourite book and listen to their teacher’s favourite story.  We were also very lucky to have some Year 4 children visit us and read us some stories.

This week we also read the story ‘Elmer’ and thought about what makes us special.

We had our first PE lesson and where we changed into our PE kits and enjoyed playing games.




Please remember that we will have our school photographs taken on Monday (18th).

We will have our Hook Day on Tuesday (19th) and children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character.

Please encourage your child to dress with independence as this will help them when changing for PE next week.