January Newsletter 2020

Maths Workshop 16.1.20- Place Value in EYFS

Pyjama, Book and Bear Day

The Great Boat Race

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After reading the Chinese Zodiac story, 'The Great Race', the children decided to make boats to race along the river.
They carefully selected resources to build their boats and made predictions as to whether they would float or sink. They then put them to the test!
Each contender was rewarded with a rosette which corresponded to the position they finished the race (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc).

Our new Mud Kitchen Cafe is bustling!

Christmas Dinner Day!


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Tom, the Tree Surgeon visited us today, with lots of beautiful wood for our outdoor area.

Our snack area is well-established and so is our independence!

FUNDA Medal Winner 28.11.19... HARRY!

FUNDA Medal Winner 28.11.19... HARRY! 1

FUNDA Medal Winner 21.11.19.... IONA!

FUNDA Medal Winner 21.11.19.... IONA! 1

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

Autumn is here! Thank you for foraging- we are having lots of fun using the autumn objects we've found!

'NEVER use a KNIFE and FORK'- National Poetry Day 3.10.19

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Rhyming Tennis- National Poetry Day 3.10.19

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Reception Baseline- information for parents

Welcome to Reception Green!


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.

In Reception we 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, activity area and outdoor area, which are enhanced with activities relating to our topic and the children’s interest.

Class Information


Please ensure that your child brings their book bag to school each day with 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 reading diaries. Therefore it is essential that they have it in school. We love to read your 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 solely 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. 

We play outdoors whatever the weather, therefore it is essential that your child has appropriate clothing for all weathers. Wellingtons should be kept in school in a bag on your child's peg (please remember to label 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 Thursday, 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 any other school information. 


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs C Clutterbuck.


Enjoy browsing through our photographs below!



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.