Reception Newsletter 29th September

29 September 2016Latest News Parent Year R

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had another jam-packed week in Reception, with the children starting their phonics lessons and learning the sounds ‘s’, ‘a’, and tomorrow, ‘t’. Thank you to those of you who have returned your phonics meeting reply slips. It is fantastic to have such a positive response and we look forward to sharing what we do with you next week. If you cannot attend please be assured that we will send any information to you soon after our meetings.

Harvest Festival and Donations

The children have been very busy learning some songs in preparation for our Harvest performance next week. This year for Harvest, each class are receiving donations for ‘Open Hearts, Open Borders’ refugee aid. In Reception we are collecting donations for children aged 4-6. Suggested items include: books, soft toys, dolls/action figures, puzzles, pens/pencils/crayons, colouring books, small bats and balls, gloves, scarves, hats, pyjamas, underwear and Halal sweets or biscuits. Please bring your donations to your child’s class teacher. Thank you.

 ‘Wow!’ Moments

Here in Reception we appreciate that your child achieves many things at home too, and like to celebrate these achievements at school. We will be sending home ‘Wow!’ moment slips so that you can record any special achievements, such as riding a bike without stabilisers, cutting up dinner, making observations of the world etc. and return them to us to share with the class. These also help us to build up a wider picture of your child and some of the things they may achieve at home. We look forward our first ‘Wow!’ moments being returned to us!

School Lunches

We are really pleased with the children’s ‘have-a-go’ attitudes when it comes to school dinners and are delighted to say that most of them are tucking in happily! Next week is the final week on our three week rota. If your child has not enjoyed the meals we are happy to have some more of them turning up with packed lunches.


Now that the children are staying for lunch, we have opened up the gates to the larger playground. Children in Reception can choose which playground they are on, with only Reception children allowed on our smaller playground. This is because we have a lot of children who like to run, and some children who prefer the quieter top playground. The children are really enjoying the big playground (and the daily mile track!) and showing how sensible they are.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Mabin and Mrs Burkill

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