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Important events

Start of Term

Monday 9th September

Intakes on Mon 9.9.19, Wed 11.9.19, Mon 16.9.19, Wed 18.9.19. Children stay until 1pm.

All children stay all day as of Monday 23.9.19

Term 1

Hello! Traditional Tales and Autumn

This term we focus on getting to know each other! The children explore their new indoor and outdoor spaces, they make new friends and get to know the adults who look after them. The adults play and chat to the children, getting to know them all, what they like to do and how they learn.

Throughout the term , we take different stories as starting points to stimulate learning. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Billy Goats Gruff, The Little Red Hen and Pumpkin Soup are all favourites!

We do our first performance at the school Harvest Festival in early October.

We notice how summer is changing into Autumn. We make collections of Autmun things and go on a walk to The Green.

First Days at School!


Christmas - nativity music

Term 2

Celebrations!

We spend this term learning about ways to celebrate special occasions, at home and abroad. We started with Halloween and Bonfire night, and will go on exploring the Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, followed by Christmas!

Key stories:

Room on the Broom

The Guy Fawkes story

Ravana, Sita and Rama

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Nativity Story

We are looking at ways different people celebrate events special to themselves, their lives and cultures. The children will learn to understand what we have in common as families, and communities, as well as the different ways in which people around the world celebrate things that are special to them.

The learning journey will culminate in our work around Christmas, and the Nativity play!

First days at school!

Arriving at school

Families are welcome into the class on the first couple of days. If your child is having school dinner, please read the menu with them, and help them make a choice by putting their name in the correct pot (main, vegetarian or jacket potato). These pots are near the door. Also, help them hang their belongings on their hooks, and put book bags in the large boxes at the bottom of their tray units.

Finally, help your child settle down to a game or activity, and have a little play before leaving saying goodbye.

Each time there is a new group of starters please say goodbye to your child at the door, as they will know what to do. This way, there will be space for each group of new children to have their parents in the classroom, and help being settled in. We and our teaching assistants will continue to help all the children get in and ready for the day.


Photos

If you are happy for your child's photograph to be taken in school and used on the school website, please complete the permission form. If you are happy for your child's photo to be taken but only used within school for example put up in our classrooms, but not published on the website, this is also an option. Please make your preference known on the form.

If you choose to give photo consent at a later date, please let the office have the consent form and let us know.