Year R Trip updates

Reminders about our trip on Friday to The Lookout:

What to wear: School uniform top half- polo shirt and school jumper

Jogging bottoms or leggings. No jeans and no shorts please due to

woodland walk we do.

Lunch: All disposable items including a disposable water bottle in a named carrier bag.

All items will be thrown away after lunch to save the children carrying it


What else to bring: Apply sun cream at home

A sun hat

A raincoat even if it looks sunny as the weather can change and we

are outside.

Thank you for your continued support

The Year R Team

Year R update for week beginning 21.5.18


The Year R playground is being painted on Tuesday 22nd May in the afternoon, so children will need to be collected from the small hall if they are Penguins and Puffins. Parrots will be collected from the door by the music room. There will be signs up so you can find your way.

Parent lunches:

Parrots- Tuesday

Penguins – Wednesday

Puffins – Thursday

Trip to The Lookout

Friday 25th May – children need to wear joggers, leggings or other long trousers. No jeans please. On the top – school polo shirt and school jumper. Please ensure the children have a rain coat and a sun hat. Lunch in a named disposable bag with all items including water bottles that are disposable.

Thank you to all the parent helpers who offered to come on the trip and completed their DBS.



Year R In the jungle

We have had a brilliant week exploring The Jungle! We have written about what we see while walking through the jungle focusing on adjectives to describe these animals, we have learnt an animal boogie song and created some fabulous collages. Can you spot which animals we have created?

Next week the children decided to stay in The jungle and we will be writing stories based in Madagascar. On Friday in school the children will be sharing their learning to the other children in worship.

The challenges for next week are attached.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!

Please come in PE kit to school on Tuesday 8th May.

Year R update

We had a really great start to the Summer term. We have launched our What An Adventure topic and the children are busy choosing where they want to go on adventures. In writing we watched a clip from Up and saw Mr Fredricksen make his house fly. We talked about where he could go and thought of interesting words to describe these places. We then wrote our own descriptions of different settings using interesting words. Here are some examples of our writing. Next week we are off to the Jungle……I wonder what we will explore…..Challenges for children in school during discovery time are….

School class photos on Tuesday 1st May. Please send your child in school uniform with their PE kit in a bag just for this week only.

Wednesday 2nd May: The year r playground is being re painted which is really exciting. There will be no access in the afternoon to pick up your children from the class. Please follow the signs to guide you – Parrots will come out of the music room entrance, Puffins and Penguins will come out of the small hall doors.

Please ensure your child has a water bottle, sun hat and a coat everyday, just in case it rains!

Year R update

On Monday, the children were given their new set of speed sounds to focus on at home. Most of the children are now learning these in their class phonic groups. Please show the child the picture side and then turn over for them to make the diagraph sound. We will continue to learn about these in phonics sessions as well as in individual reading books.

Thank you to everyone who has returned the farm permission slip and money. If you haven’t, please can you do this by the end of the week.

Thank you to everyone who has returned the Sainsbury’s permission slip and money. If you have offered to help on this trip we will be in touch next week to confirm times and arrangements.

We are hoping our chicks hatch this week or early next week. We will keep you posted.

There is no PE next week on the 20th March due to our farm visit. Please send your child in school uniform for the day and ensure they have a coat and pair of wellington boots.

A fabulous half term!

We have had a really busy half term learning about People Who Help Us in school and the community. We loved having the police car and motorbike in and were really lucky to actually sit in these vehicles and press the sirens and lights. We learnt a lot from PC Blum and PC Sawyer about how they help people. Next came the fire engine where we met Dan Trump and his crew. We were able to sit in the fire engine and spend time looking at all the equipment and how they use this in a variety of different rescue situations. We asked lots of questions to find out more information. On Thursday this week we are having a visit from a paramedic and ambulance to learn more about this service. We are really lucky to have all these visits from these emergency services, and the children have been very been very motivated about this topic. They have created some fabulous paintings, brilliant creative writing and enjoyed lots of role play experiences.

Our outside area plans are developing all the time. Thank you for all the donations of toys, the children are already enjoying using these.

Lots of exciting activities are planned for after half term including learning about Chinese New Year, New life with a visit from Miller’s Ark Farm, and our trip to Sainsbury’s with our buddies. If you think you may like to help on this trip please ask at the office now for a DBS form so we can process this before we are going.

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit all week in school. Your child need shorts for indoor PE and Joggers and jumpers for outside. On occasion we have to change inside for outside due to other year group commitments and the weather, therefore it is essential your child has a fully labelled complete set of PE kit. We do not have enough spares to lend everyone. Thank you!

Thank you for continued support
Year R team

Appeal to all parents

Are you having a sort out of toys for Christmas? If you have good quality toys you no longer need, and would be happy to donate them to Year R then please bring them in anytime to the school office.

In particular we are looking for Happy Land, small world items such as cars, animals, trains, characters.

We are also looking for additional items to develop our outside area. Please can these items be dropped off at the Year R gate in the staff car park.



Milk Crates


Saucepans and lids (not glass lids)


Thank you very much!

Christmas Costume Letters

Dear Parents

All children came home yesterday with a letter explaining what part they are in the Christmas play and what costume they need. Please don’t buy ready made costumes as we will accessorise the children’s clothes so they all look similar.

Please ensure these are in school by Wednesday 29th November in a named bag. Any questions please ask your child’s class teacher.

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