Classes and Staffing:
Tiddlers - The teacher is Mrs Solomon. The Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Ali and Mrs Smee.
Tadpoles- The teacher is Miss Casey and the Learning Support Assistants are Mrs Brady and Mr Vesely.
Welcome back to Autumn 2! We hope you had a restful and fun half term holiday, ready to come back and learn!
Our new topic theme is 'Why do squirrels hide their nuts?'
Welcome back after the half term, we are so excited to begin our topic which fits nicely with the seasonal change. This half term we are going to explore all things Autumn - which was part of your half term homework. We will be taking part in leaf picking, art and printing activities, exploring autumn vegetables and the animals relating to autumn.
Our books this topic will be Owl Babies, We are Going on a Bear Hunt, Oliver's Vegetables and Room on the Broom. The children will be retelling the stories using their own story maps and we will begin to write sentences to retell a story.
In maths we will be focusing upon numbers and patterns, continuing to count to 20. We will make patterns with all the things we collected from our half term homework and we will see if we can spot any patterns when we go on our autumn walk.
Reception will be going on an Autumnal walk to Dukes Drive Forest during the second week back after half term. The children will be going on their very own bear hunt and we will have a teddy bears picnic back in class after the walk. Letters will be sent out soon confirming the date of the trip.
As Christmas is quickly approaching, Reception will also have a visit from the pantomime company in school. The pantomime is performed in school and is a great success every year - we can not wait!
PE takes place every THURSDAY. Please ensure your child has a FULL PE Kit in school every week. These can be left on their pegs for the half term.
Rolling Snack is £1.00 a week, payable half termly via Parent Pay. If you wish for your child to have snack this half term please pay £7.00 on Parent Pay.
Our Observation System
We use the TAPESTRY system to record observations of the children. This is an online profile that gets updated by us which you can access. Please engage with our tapestry system as it is a great way to keep up with the learning of your children and share what you do at home. We love to celebrate this in class!
Thank you to everybody who engages with the homework on a weekly basis. We hope you find this beneficial and a fun activity to do with your child. Homework is set every Friday and should return into school the following Wednesday at the very latest. We have loved seeing your creations this half term.
All children should have a reading bag in school every day. Please ensure that you read with your child at least five times a week and practise their sounds.
As Christmas is quickly approaching, dates of the Christmas production and Christmas parties will be given out soon. Your child's role in the production will also be confirmed.
Thank you for your continued support
Mrs Solomon and Miss Casey