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message from the headteacherWelcome back to the Summer Term. As usual, there is much to look forward to over the next few months. Please see our 'Upcoming Events' section for more details.

Reception Moon Beams

W/C Monday 30th April

What and amazingly 'EGGxciting' week we have had in both Reception classes this week - on Monday our chicken eggs and incubator arrived.
At the end of the school day on Tuesday 2 chicks had hatched and by Friday afternoon we had 8 fully fledged hatchlings!
Miss Pritchard has kindly taken our new little babies home for the weekend where I know they will be well cared for.
All the Moonbeam class have been observing the change/growth of the chicks every day this week and from Monday(30th April) the little people who wish to hold the chicks will be able to.

Thank you to all who have contributed to class fund - any further donations would be gratefully received. £9.00 for 6 full weeks this half term.

Thank you for your eagerness and support to be Parents in Partnership - it makes a BIG difference to the little people!


TOPIC - Water, Water, Everywhere ...

See learning tasks further down the page and objectives in the e-bag.

This web page will be updated every half term with relevant information. There will also be a short update at the top of the page each week so make sure you keep checking!

Thank you for your support - Mrs Hardman


Thursday 3.5.18 - school closed - polling station
Monday 7.5.18 - Bank Holiday
Tuesday 22/5 or Thursday 24/5 - Sports Day - weather permitting
Friday 25.5.18 - end of half term
Monday 12.6.18 - Summer term 2 begins
Friday 22.6.18 - Moonbeams Assembly - 2.30pm in the hall

REMINDER - Fund is £9.00 for this 6 full week half term - all donations gratefully accepted - you can send your fund in weekly or half termly, just approach myself or Mrs Ogden - Leigh, thank you.

At the start and end of each day one adult will stand at the classroom door; myself and classroom TA for that day alternate this role, the other adult will manage the children in the classroom.

As we now have so many entrance/exit doors we aim to have these closed and locked by 9.10am and 3.30pm each day.

It would help us greatly if you could support us by leaving the school building by these times each day - to ensure the safety of all children during the school day and whilst at after school club/activities.

Once the doors are locked we can then be assured that the only adults within the building are employed staff.

If you need to speak to a staff member at the start or end of a school day please do so at the classroom door - if you need further time we will be happy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

We pride ourselves on having a welcoming, open door policy at Oldfield Brow and understand that working in partnership with parents is essential, but as our school building and family grows we must be mindful of the safety of all our little people.

We thank you for your support.

Please take some time to explore the "children's work" section at the bottom of this page - again for safeguarding purposes I have not included your child's name - but if you sit with your little person he/she should be able to identify themselves even if you cannot! If you do not spot your son or daughter this week then look again next week ...

Please find the SUMMER term learning objectives in the 'E-bag' on the class page (scroll down and you'll find it on the right hand side.)

Remember that you can contact me on our dedicated email address for any queries - receptionoldfieldbrow@yahoo.co.uk


INDOOR PE KIT (this should be kept in school throughout the half term then taken home for washing during the half term break).

Please make sure all items of UNIFORM and PE KIT are labelled clearly with your child's name.

It is also a good idea to regularly check your little person's hair for signs of HEADLICE - if you do find any please inform myself or Mrs Ogden Leigh and we will send a letter home.

As always I thank you for your continued support.

Learning Goals


During this last week Mrs Nayyar has done some wonderful work with the children around the story of 'The Rainbow Fish' - sentence writing, labelling of fish body parts and clay modelling - some of which she will continue next week.
The children have also continued working on halving and doubling in Maths - with some linked fish resources.
She also provide the homework on Wednesday - I hope you enjoyed finding out facts about your favourite sea creatures?

Miss Pritchard will be in class each Thursday to do guided writing with the children.

We use the smartboard and PCs a lot and the children are particularly enjoying exploring the "busy things" website. If you would like your little person to access this site at home the login details are :

username home9482
password balloon5477


Reading scheme books will be changed each TUESDAY and FRIDAY.

Please read with your child each night and comment in the Reading Record book, remember to include other books you may have read at home for bedtime stories or just during quiet times that you have shared with your child.

Reading is all about the variety of experience your child has and developing a love of books at this age.

Please ensure your child has his/her book bag containing reading book, reading record and key word bag with them EVERY DAY as there may be times when parent readers are in to support and without a book your child may miss out on a valuable reading session.

Homework books will be sent home each WEDNESDAY now and we ask that they are returned to school each MONDAY please.

Sometimes the task set is a creative, practical or discussion one and other times you or your child will be asked to record in the book.

Whichever task you are doing we want you as a family to have fun sharing in your child's learning journey - homework is given to enhance your child's development and give you an insight to the learning activities we are doing in the classroom.

We thank you for your support.

Children's Work

Here are some examples of work done by children in our class. Click on a piece of work for a closer view.

Make a dinosaur homework - March 2018Make a dinosaur homework - March 2018Make a dinosaur homework - March 2018Make a dinosaur homework - March 2018T - Rex footprint!T - Rex footprint!Mrs Hardman squished under a T-Rex!A little person under an iguanadon footprint!

Taylor Road | Altrincham | Cheshire | WA144LE | 0161 926 8646 | oldfieldbrowps@yahoo.co.uk