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message from the headteacherToday, many of the children had their first 'go' on the new wooden play equipment. By the looks upon their faces, they really enjoyed it!

Thank you to the PTA and all of their efforts into turning this dream into reality! Please support the PTA by purchasing your 'Beats n Eats' tickets on sale at the beginning and end of each day this week. Thank you
Reception Moon Beams

Well here we are in the final week of our time in Moonbeams - what a great year of effort and achievement we have had!

Our class trip to John Leigh park last Thursday was a resounding success - thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped in "building a picnic" and escorting the little people on the day!

On Thursday of this coming week (26.7.18) we are planning an afternoon of partying with Sunrays - a Reception end of year celebration. Please look out for a note asking for donations of snacks and drinks in your child's book bag?

May I take this opportunity to thank all the big people of Moonbeams class for your unending support throughout this year - have a wonderful Summer holiday with your little people!

Mrs Hardman and the Moonbeams team.

We are in July and it's the final countdown - our last few weeks in Moonbeams class - time flies when you're having fun!

Over the coming weeks we will making the transition to Key Stage 1 as smooth as possible; on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th July there will be visits taking place for our September newcomers. So on those days the current Moonbeams will have opportunity to experience time on the Key Stage 1 playground and MUGA. On the 12th July then we have a formal transition visit to Year 1 and the children will meet their teacher/TA and have a chance to explore their new classroom and listen to a story.

Please do come along to the Open Evening on Thursday 12th July to meet your little person's new teacher and collect a "Summer Holiday" learning pack to help with preparation for the move onto the Key Stage 1 curriculum.

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

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


Friday 6th July - End of year reports sent home
Thursday 12th July - Open Evening 4.00 - 6.00pm
Saturday 14th July - Summer Fair
Wednesday 18th/Thursday 19th July - Yrs 2 - 6 Summer Show 6.30pm
Friday 27th July - School year ends

REMINDER - Fund is £10.50 for this 7 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 of the page)


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


TOPIC - This last half term is all about preparing for the move to Key Stage 1. We are consolidating our Maths and literacy skills and developing our independence wherever possible.

Rather than one overall theme we are exploring a variety of mini topics:

MATHS - Money, doubling and halving, measurement of time, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s as well as continuing to practise our addition and subtraction skills.

LITERACY - Some little people will be moving onto a new level of reading book, keep practising your phonics and key words at home too!
In writing we are looking at creating longer pieces of work now - retelling stories, using familiar words and making phonic attempts at longer words. Over the last 2 weeks we sequenced and wrote sentences for Jasper's Beanstalk and made a story board of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch. This week coming our focus will be looking at beginning, middle and ending of a story and our book will be Jack and the Beanstalk.

As always, in all learning areas, we try to plan around the children's interests and follow up on opinions and experiences they share with us in class.

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


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!

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