January Newsletter 2020

Maths Workshop 16.1.20- Place Value in EYFS

The Great Boat Race

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Tom, the tree surgeon visited us today, with some lovely wood for our outdoor area!

After reading 'The Jolly Postman', we've posted letters home.

'Learn to Ride'- Day Three. We have 7 secure riders in Blue Class!

Autumn is here! We are having lots of fun exploring autumn objects.

Reception Baseline- information for parents

Welcome to Reception Blue!


In Early Years, it is through our play that we learn all we need to know. Early Years education is a vital part in your child’s development to ensure they are developing in a safe, secure and happy environment. Our children are given opportunities to investigate and explore a vast range of activities and experiences and are encouraged to develop their independency.


Reception follow the Early Years curriculum which is split into seven areas of learning.


There are 3 prime areas of learning:

- Personal, Social and Emotional Development 

- Communication and Language

- Physical Development 


There are four specific areas of learning:

- Literacy

- Mathematics

- Understanding the world

- Expressive arts and design 


We teach these areas through a balance of focused tasks with an adult and through structured play within the areas of the classroom and outdoor area, which are enhanced with activities relating to our topic and the children’s interest.

Class Information 


Please can you ensure that your child brings their book bag to school each day and their home reading book and diary. We listen to your child read at varied times throughout the week and our guided reading sessions are also documented in their diary. Therefore it is essential that they have it in school. We love to read comments in your child's reading diary, please feel free to document other books you like to share together (it doesn't have to be used soley for the home/school reading book). 


Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday (both outdoors, whatever the weather). Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and all items of clothing are labelled with their name. 


Homework is handed out every Friday to be completed and returned the following Wednesday. If you need support with homework or you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.

Our library day is Friday, please ensure your child has their library book in school in order to change it.


Please check our class notice board regularly for updates and school information.


Outdoor Provision

We ALL play outside whatever the weather. Please ensure your child has suitable outdoor clothing in school at all times.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Beninson


Math workshops will run on Thursday 16th January 5:30 pm for KS1 & Early Years and KS2 at 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.