Early Years Foundation Stage – Reception

Teachers : Mrs. Dade and Mrs Gualda are the teachers in Sunshine Class. Mrs. Dade works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs Gualda Thursdays and Fridays.

Mrs Matthews and Mrs Murfet are the teachers in Rainbow Class. Mrs Matthews works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Mrs. Murfet works Thursdays and Fridays.

Teaching Assistants : Sunshine Class: Mrs Smith.  Rainbow Class: Mrs. Deboick.  Mrs Reynolds will be supporting both classes.  Mrs Scott works in Nursery and Reception additional cover throughout the week.Mrs Murphy also provides cover throughgout the week.

All teachers have time for Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA).  Mrs Reynolds will covering  both classes at this time.

Mrs. Dade is the Early Years Leader and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo).

View Reception curriculum information here 

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Weekly Update – 20.04.2018

We hope you all enjoyed the Easter break, we have loved looking at the photos you have put on Tapestry which we have shared with all the class. Thank you very much for your photos of signs of soring that you posted too, they are now on display in the base.

As the weather has now got generally warmer and if we are lucky it will continue we have some requests; please ensure the children a named sunhat and named water bottle in school every day. It is very important that the children have access to drinking water throughout the day and they will be taking them outside so this easier in a bottle rather than cups of water. All 60 children in Reception took off their jumpers or cardigans on Thursday as you can imagine ensuring that they took home a jumper or cardigan was extremely difficult when we were faced with clothes not labelled! Please check all your children’s jumpers and cardigans. We keep the jumpers in the classroom.

Please can you make sure your child has suitable sun protection whilst at school. We are not able to apply the lotion but we supervise the children doing it themselves. The Health authority recommend sun screen with a protection factor of 30 or above and a good layer should be applied before school. Some sunscreens give eight hour and these are particularly useful at school. We recommend the stick or roll-on types, NOT sprays. If you choose to send some into school please give it to Mrs Reynolds in the morning and ensure it is named.

We sent home the children’s name cards before Easter showing how we are teaching the children to form their names in our cursive style. During our writing sessions and in phonics the children are mostly writing their letters correctly formed, however when it comes to writing their names they are not always using the correct letter formation. We teach children that capital letters are only used at the beginning of a sentence or names, but we have noticed that several children have started writing capital letters within their names. Please can you practise this at home writing their names. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Next week it is St George’s Day and we will be going to Knight school and finding out about castles. If you have visited a castle and have any photos or brochures we would love to see them. We can print ant photos on Tapestry so there is no need to print then especially.
We are also going to be creating a texture table inside and outside next week and would therefore be grateful for donations of any objects, both manmade or natural for us to explore…the more unusual the better!

We have changed the day we have PE and will now have outdoor PE every Monday morning. However we are also going to be having additional sessions with our sports coaches so we will need the children to have their PE kit in school all week.

Date for your diary
26th June EYFS Story Trail Sunshine Class will be doing theirs in the morning with the morning Nursery children and Rainbow Class will do theirs in the afternoon with afternoon Nursery children – this will involve lots of adult participation!

Finally a reminder that it is our class photos on Tuesday.

Have a lovely weekend
The Reception Team


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