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Goldilocks and the three bears

Next week we will be reading the story of Goldilocks and making porridge. If your child is unable to eat this please let us know before Monday. 

The elves and the shoemaker

This week we are going to be reading the story of 'The elves and the shoemaker', we will be looking at shoes and designing our own later in the week. We will also be thinking about longer and shorter, comparing our own shoes and objects in the classroom.


Well done to those children who came up the steps on your own last week, lets see if even more can do it this week!


Please can we ask that if you wish to talk to the teacher at the end of the day, it would be appreciated if you would wait until we have dismissed the last child, thank you.

The past week has been spent thinking about firework night and the story of Guy Fawkes. The children produced some superb pictures using paint and glitter, yesterday they used their ever increasing phonic skills to write words to describe the noises that the fireworks make. 

Today we have read the story of 'Jaspers beanstalk', we have ordered beanstalks from shortest to longest and will be planting beans later in the week.


Arrival in the mornings

The children have settled in so well and many are growing in independence every day, this term please encourage your  child to walk up the steps on their own, having to become responsible for their own belongings at an earlier point.

Friday 20th October


We've had a fantastic week celebrating Harvest and Diwali this week. Thank you to all friends and family that came to the Baptist church on Tuesday to watch the children in their first public performance! We then moved on to learning about Diwali which was Thursday 19th October. The children have had a go at Rangoli patterns, Mendhi patterns, making Diva lamps from clay, acting out the story of Rama and Sita and also a bit of Indian dancing!


It was also lovely to meet you all at Parent's evening this week. We have all enjoyed a fabulous first half term and hope that you all have a great half term week before the second half of the term.


Best wishes,


The Reception Team.

Monday 16th October 2017

We have begun this week by thinking about Harvest, today we practiced our songs and poems ready for the Harvest Festival tomorrow. 

We are moving quickly through our letter sounds, look out for pink phonics books which will be coming home. The purpose of these books is to enable you to reinforce the letter sound at home, your child can have a go at writing them if they choose to.


We had two unnamed cardigans/jumpers today, hopefully they have been returned to the correct child, please can you double check that everything is named.

13th October


What a fantastic, busy time we've had this week! The children have been immersed in 'food, fitness and fun' through a variety of activities to include Zumba, Thai chi, bread making, smoothie making, a whole school breakfast, yoga and much more! Thank you to all of our parent helpers and we look forward to seeing you all at parent's  evening next Wednesday and Thursday. Have a great weekend.


Best wishes,

The Reception Team.

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Monday 2nd October 2017

We hope that you all had a fantastic weekend, this week Ruby class have started to think about Autumn. This morning we went on an autumn walk around our school grounds and were amazed at the many different coloured leaves we found. We also talked about how some of the animals use autumn as a time to prepare for the winter. 

We then used all of the autumn goodies we had discovered to make a picture.

This week we are thinking about patterns, it was amazing how we could find patterns in different areas of the classroom, we used a variety of objects to make patterns, including ourselves! 

We also started our Jolly Phonics this week, we listened to the sound, thought of objects beginning with the sound and finally used our special sparkly finger pointing pens to help draw the letter.


Advanced warning- 9th October is the start of our Food , Fun and Fitness week. On Tuesday 10th we will be making smoothies and would be grateful if you could sent your child in to school with a banana, a few strawberries, raspberries or any other soft fruit the children may like in a smoothie. Please let us know if your child has any allergies we may not be aware of, or any alternatives you know your child could have.

Jeans for Genes Day - Friday 22nd September


Children can come to school dressed in jeans/denim with their school shirts and jumpers on top still. There is a suggested donation of £1 which will be collected on the gate in the morning.

Pin badges will also be available to buy at a cost of £2.

Reception children will not need to bring in any other money, as we will not be at playtime on the main playground at morning break. 

We look forward to seeing all the jeans tomorrow!


Best wishes,


The Reception Team.

Monday 18th September

Welcome to all our new Reception children and families! It has been great to see and meet you all over the last two weeks. We hope that you have all enjoyed a restful weekend and we look forward to seeing you all for a new week.


A few pointers from last week. If possible, could you please make sure that all items of clothing are named, somewhere that we can easily see. It would also be great if bookbags could have a name on the outside (rather than inside the flap) as it makes it much easier for us, and the children, to find individual bags quickly. All children should have a bottle with water in class each day. This is in addition to any drink inside a lunchbox if your child is bringing a packed lunch. 


All children should have come home with a book and reading record, please use this as a form of communication with us if needed. We will aim to change books every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


To help us to know who is having a packed lunch or hot dinner, we will be asking you to let us know on a Monday what your child is having on each day of the upcoming week (by signing a sheet). If there are then any changes throughout the week, please just let us know when you drop your child off.


We look forward to a great week ahead and as always, please do come and see us with any worries or concerns. We are also contactable on the direct email link below.


Look out for some photographs of the first few days soon.


Best wishes,


The Reception Team

Direct email to the Ruby Class Teachers

If you would like to contact Mrs Davies or Mrs Pollard, please use the form below. Please note that the response time to this system of contact is two working days.