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Web Cam Morning!

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Please remember the Web Cam Coffee Morning tomorrow at 9am!

This will be a lovely relaxed coffee morning where you can chat to other parents and have a peak into the classroom via web cam! Please bring cake! Image result for cake clipart


Phonics Videos

The phonics video that refused to play on Wednesday can be found here:–1

Scroll to near the bottom and it is a video titled, How to pronounce pure sounds.

The songs and actions to help with our first letters can be seen here:



Our first week of phonics…

Thank you so much for the great turn out for the phonics afternoon. It is so good to have so much support and a really exciting time for our children! We have spent the week writing our names and learning the letters S, A and T. The children have even started to create words too.

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Reception have settled in!

Reception have had a great week especially with the introduction of two new areas. We now have a fabulous mud kitchen area and work shop. Have a look at our class playing…

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I hope lots of you can make it to the phonics afternoon tomorrow at 1.30pm. We are aiming to give an overview of how we teach phonics and will answer any questions you may have. We really do encourage you to come as many questions in last years’ parents’ evenings were covered during the phonics afternoon! If you can’t make it please find the resources below which I hope you still find useful.


Parent Phonics Info.

Letters and Sounds Phonic Information for Parents

Families Matter

Please find below the link to the latest ‘Families Matter’ newsletter – in it, you will find lots of information about places to visit, trips to the cinema, travel and transport, help with childcare costs and activities to share with your children. I hope that you find it useful!

Families Matter – September 2017


Reception’s First Week

Wow! Well done Reception on a fantastic first week. We can’t believe how confident and well behaved you are already. The children have had lots of fun playing with their friends, getting to know the classroom and having tours of the school. We have also introduced our first topic ‘Our Family’ with lots of drawing, searching for objects for our barefoot trail and have started to make our wishing tree for the sensory garden.

The Autumn page has now been updated which contains all the information in today’s welcome letter. You should also have received a BBQ invite, a home learning grid, wow vouchers, pobble letter and newsletter. If you have missed any please ask us or the office.

From Monday, we respectfully ask that the children come in on their own as this will help to develop independent skills and name recognition. Thank you

A few pictures of their first days…

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Have a lovely weekend and see you all on Monday!


Urgent! Please could you bring in…

Evian Natural Mineral Water Bottle Plastic 330ml Ref 01310 [Pack 24]any small sized (around 300ml) plastic drinks bottles with lids and any juice or milk tetrapaks.

If you could bring them to Year 5 on Wednesday and Thursday this week, I would be very grateful.

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Sarah Fowkes

Forest School

Just a few pics to share with you of our final Forest School session today where the children had a go at toasting marshmallows over a small fire – lots of lovely gooey, sticky fun was had by all!

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Myself, Mrs Baker and the Reception Class would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Mrs Wasley who has very kindly given up her time every week to come and help us at Forest School – THANK YOU so much!!

Enjoy the summer holidays!


Last Week of Term

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A few notes about the last week of term…

Monday 17th July is Transition Day. The children come into Reception as normal through the red doors. I will register them and then take them and all their belongings to Year One and their new teacher Mrs Trotman. She will spend the day with them and dismiss them from the Year One door at the top of the playground near the hall.

Tuesday 18th July is Sport Day. Reception and KS1 – 9.15 – 11.45 KS2- 1.30 – 3.15 . Reception and KS1 will be doing carousel style events where you can go around with your child and watch them perform. You are invited to bring a picnic blanket, snacks and drinks to have with your child at the end of their events for a short period of time. LUNCHTIME KS2 Sports Day will take place in the afternoon which will include a mixture of activities. We look forward to seeing lots of you there. PE kits need to come home at the end of the day.

Wednesday 19th July is a normal day although I will be out for more home visits. The children will be watching Little Jesters compete in their sports morning which is 9.30-10.30. Some will have their vision and hearing retests in the morning too. The children will be swimming in the afternoon as usual and then swimming kits need to come home.

Thursday 20th July is again a normal day when I will be back in class. The new intake have their last transition session in the afternoon where parents can attend. The reception children will go to Little Jesters and some to forest school as usual. All wellington books and waterproofs need to come home at the end of the day.

Friday 21st July- Last day of school for the children!

Please can children send word tubs and lists back into school. They are welcome to keep their blue phonics books and any word mats. Reading records will be collected in and kept ready for Year One. We will be rewarding the last reading rockets on Thursday (children may get 2 as Mrs Docherty didn’t do this last week.)

May I take this opportunity to thank all those who have attended any events reception have held, who have helped on any trips, helped in the classroom, helped with swimming, provided resources and have supported us in a any other way this year. We really appreciate it.