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Weekly Update!

Weekly Update: Week beginning 16.09.19


We had a fantastic first week with the children last week and we were so impressed at how independent so many of the children were and how quickly they settled when coming into school.


This week...


We will be visiting our 'Forest School' area within school on Friday so please ensure your child has a waterproof coat and trousers/waterproof all-in-one as well as welly boots as we will go come rain or shine!



During our daily phonics session this week we will be playing lots of listening games as well as singing various alphabet songs. Below is a link with one of the alphabet songs we have been singing at school.



During 'maths chat' this week we will be singing lots of counting rhymes.


Be sure to check the weekly update link on the Foundation Stage class page each week where you find a summary of your child's learning for the week as well as messages from the Foundation Stage team.

Update for week beginning 09.09.19


Firstly we would like to say a big hello and welcome to all of our new Foundation Stage children and their families this term. We are really looking forward to getting to know you all and to the year ahead of us!


Each week we will post an update on this page to inform you of the children's learning for the week ahead. This may also include things you can do to support your child as well as information specifically related to whats going on in the Foundation stage classes so please do check in weekly.


As well as information we will also upload photo's of the children engaging in their learning. This week we will be sending out permission forms for photos to be displayed on the website and on Twitter. Until this form has been signed and returned to school we are unable to display your child's photos.


This week...

We will be playing lots of 'getting to know you' games and settling into the routines of the day. 

For your information, each morning the children will be greeted by a member of the Foundation Stage team at the door, after which they can put their book bags into the boxes in the rainbow room before putting their water bottles in the classroom and hanging their coats on their peg in the corridor. Then they can register for the day by picking up their name card in the classroom and sticking it onto their food choice for the day before choosing an activity set up in the classroom. 


A reminder of things to be in school at all times...NAMED waterproofs, wellington boots and PE kit.

Things that need to be brought into school daily...book bags, water bottles and coats.


This week the children will be bringing home a book from our reading area in the classroom. This is a book for the adults to read to the children and share. The children will be able to keep the book for a week and then swap it for a new book the following week. Story Bear will come home with your child on the day they do their group reading. Please share the book with your child and Story Bear before returning the Bear to school the following day. If Story Bear doesn't get returned it means that another child misses out the following day.


The children made a fantastic start on their first day and we are looking forward to the rest of the week.


The Foundation Stage Team