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W/C 20.11.17

We had a great time celebrating Kipper's birthday and supporting Children in Need on Friday. We decorated cakes and had a little party in the afternoon.This week we will be carrying on the theme of birthdays, concentrating on what we might eat at a party. Children will be making jam sandwiches and writing instructions. We have already started looking at 3D shapes but this week will see us going on shape hunts around school to find 'real' 3D objects.
BE PREPARED! It is quite likely your little one will come home singing some Christmas songs that will soon become familiar to you as we will be starting our Nativity practice this week too!

Reminder - please make sure your child's reading book is in their book bag every day. We change their books on a Monday and Thursday but also try to read with them at other times throughout the week. Thank you for your support.

Autumn 2

This half term we will be concentrating on the topic of 'Celebrations'. As mentioned above this will begin with Halloween and Bonfire night moving onto Remembrance Day, Kipper's birthday and of course Christmas!

Last half term we carried out all our baseline assessments and began whole class phonic sessions. This half term we will introduce smaller phonic groups and also start to send home reading books.

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


Voluntary Reception fund is £10.50 for this half term. We really appreciate your contributions.

1st & 2nd November - Parents Evening

17th November - Children in Need Assembly

2nd December - School Fair - Time TBC

14th December - 10am Foundation Stage Christmas celebrations with parents

18th December - Carols on the Crescent at 6.30pm

If you would like your little one to have wellies in school for the outdoor area please send a pair in to keep on their peg.

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.

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

INDOOR PE KIT should be kept in school throughout the half term to be taken home for washing during the holidays.

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 child’s hair for signs of HEADLICE - if you do find any please inform myself or Mrs Smith Burnand and we will send a letter home.

Learning Goals
Our topic this half term is 'Celebrations' Please see the E-bag for this half terms learning objectives.

Mrs Moody will be coming into class every Thursday morning to do guided writing with the class.

The children will be getting used to using the PC's and smartboard at school. They will spend some time playing on the 'busy things' website. This website is fantastic as it covers many areas of learning in the Foundation Stage and the children love it! If you would like your child to access the site whilst at home the login details are:-

username home9482
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Library books that your children have chosen from the class library will be sent home to be read with you on a Monday. Please remember to return these the following Monday so your child can have a new one. We will also send home a reading record after half term so you can comment on whether your child enjoyed the book and if there are any other books that you may have read at home. Please make sure you make a comment in the reading record each time your child brings a book home so we know it has been read and they can take home a different book.

Homework books will be sent home every Wednesday and should be returned on Monday. The tasks set will either be creative, practical, a discussion or something that needs to be recorded in your child’s book. Homework is given to build on your child’s development, giving you an idea of what we have been learning about in the classroom and gives opportunity for you to have fun engaging in your child’s learning.

Thank you for your support.
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