Reception Newsletter 1st December

1 December 2016Latest News Parent Year R

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you for an amazing turnout for our parent involvement morning. The children had so much fun sharing some of their learning with you. Thank you to those of you that stayed to help us clear up at the end. We will do it all again next term, with a different activity!

Christmas Bazaar

We are all getting very excited about Christmas and look forward to seeing many of you at the Christmas Bazaar tonight. Once again, thank you to those parents who have put in time to help the PTA with the organisation and setting up of this event – it is always a spectacular evening, enjoyed by all, and raises a lot of money for our school. Thanks also for your fabulous hamper donations. The PTA will be raffling the hampers this evening. They will also be selling tea towels with your child’s hand drawn face for only £3! They make lovely Christmas present or keepsakes.


This week in Phonics the children have been learning the sounds sh, th (hard and soft) and ng, as well as the tricky words ‘he’ and ‘she’. The children have also been practising their reading with us and our parent helpers. Don’t forget, if you would like to help out with reading in Reception, please let us know.

Pantomime Trip

Just a quick reminder that our Pantomime trip to see Cinderella is next week on Wednesday 7th December. We will be back to school later than usual, approximately 5:15pm. We will keep you updated on the day via Parentmail.


Our Nativity are on Monday 12th at 2pm and 6pm, and Tuesday 13th at 9:30am and 6pm. Costumes stay at school for us to change into before each performance. For evening performances, please drop your child to their classroom between 5:30pm and 5:45pm.  We expect to see all children there – our show relies on their attendance. The show should be finished by 6:45pm, and you can pick your child up from their classroom. Thanks for your support.

Upcoming dates to remember:

1st December – Christmas Bazaar after school (5:30pm – 7:30pm)

7th December – Christmas Pantomime

12th/13th December – Nativity performances

Things to try at home this week

  • Get your child to write a letter to Father Christmas! They could draw a picture of some things they would like and use their phonics to label these things. Santa would be very impressed!
  • Discuss the days of the week and the date with your child, especially if they have an advent calendar. You could make a visual countdown to Christmas together.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Mabin and Mrs Burkill

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