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Big Well Done

Well done to the children who have all been superstars this week. They have been so settled coming into school and they are really starting to pick up the new routines. We’ve had a very exciting week; the children have painted pictures of themselves, learnt lots of new songs, started our phonics sessions where they have been introduced to Fred the frog and started our number time where the numberblocks have been helping us with our learning. We’ve also enjoyed lots of time playing inside and outside the classroom. We were very excited this week to find a secret message left by the fairies outside (we think!). The children have enjoyed writing lots of their own messages back and it’s encouraged lots of fantastic mark making.

This afternoon, the children helped to retell one of our super six stories, Goldilocks and The Three Bears. They had so much fun joining in and lots of them wanted to use the props to retell the story afterwards.

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Christmas Nativity

Hello, this year due to covid restrictions we will be recording the Christmas nativity and sending it out to parents and careers. I have sent letters home with some children tonight regarding costumes and lines to practice. The PTA have kindly donated some money towards the costumes but unfortunately they cannot supply all of them. If your child hasn’t brought home a costume letter then there costume will be provided, if they have brought home a letter then we would greatly appreciate it if you could help us put together your child’s outfits. If you have any questions or concerns please do email. All of the children will be involved in the nativity and will be singing 2 songs. We hope it will be a lovely memory for you and child! The children are really excited and are working hard! Many thanks, Miss Oliver 🙂

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Reading at home

This week your child will be bringing home a reading booklet and a reading record book. Your child will be assigned a ‘reading day’ please return the booklet and reading book on that day and we will assign new pages. On this day we will also read with your child in school. Please only stick to the assigned pages as this will be given inline with teaching in school and an appropriate progress for your child.

The reading record book can be used for any short feedback; how their practice is going at home, any other books they have read etc. You can also use this for any other general questions or concerns which would normally be asked at pick up and drop off, it is a good form of communication between home and school.

Here is a short video explaining the booklet, we apologise that you haven’t received the more detailed Phonics presentation yet we are still working on a way to get that out to you. 

Thank you for your continued support, if you have any questions please do ask.

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Reading at home

This week your child will be bringing home a reading booklet and a reading record book. Your child will be assigned a ‘reading day’ please return the booklet and reading book on that day and we will assign new pages. On this day we will also read with your child in school. Please only stick to the assigned pages as this will be given inline with teaching in school and an appropriate progress for your child.

The reading record book can be used for any short feedback; how their practice is going at home, any other books they have read etc. You can also use this for any other general questions or concerns which would normally be asked at pick up and drop off, it is a good form of communication between home and school.

Here is a short video explaining the booklet, we apologise that you haven’t received the more detailed Phonics presentation yet we are still working on a way to get that out to you.

Thank you for your continued support, if you have any questions please do ask.

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Reception..

We have had another lovely week in school. This week we have started our phonics lessons, all of the children are doing an amazing job! We have also started our ‘maths meetings’ discussing days of the week, the weather and began investigating numbers. In RE we have been talking about our families and how we are all different and special to God. We have also loved sharing our memory boxes so thank you for making them. The children absolutely loved them and it helped the children to find a common ground to begin build relationships and enabled me to really get to know the children.

We apologise about the Phonics PowerPoint but we will be sending this out very soon. This is a very detailed presentation on how we teach the phonics and it will support you with everything you need to know about supporting your child at home. Do always email or telephone with questions.

I have had to create a new blog page, to enable me to upload all of the lovely photos of the children’s learning. It is called Reception 2020 on the blogs tab on the school website. Please follow the link below.

https://stwilfsreception.wordpress.com/

Many thanks, have a lovely weekend 🙂
Miss Oliver 🙂

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Amazing!

Today we had our first phonics lesson, the children were very enthusiastic and learnt to read and write their first sound. Amazing work!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is PE day and that the children all came home with letters and a free book so please check your child’s bag.

Thanks, Miss Oliver

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Fred The Frog

The Reception children met Fred the frog this week who only talks in sounds e.g. d-o-g or h-or-se. They had a go at guessing what Fred was saying.

You might like to try this at home with your child. For example, you might ask them to get their c-oa-t or find their b-a-g. Being able to hear these individual sounds in words is one of the first stages in learning to read so we do lots of ‘Fred Talk’ at school.

Read Write Inc.: Fred the Frog - Toy (READ WRITE INC PHONICS):  Amazon.co.uk: Miskin, Ruth: 9780199116546: Books
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PE tomorrow

Just to remind you all that PE will be tomorrow so please can you send your child in their PE uniform.

We have had a great week making the most of our lovely outdoor area in the sunshine and even had a play on the school pirate ship today! 🙂

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Messages…

Hello 🙂

Unfortunately I am unable to upload pictures onto the blog at the moment. I have taken some wonderful pictures of the children which I will upload as soon as the problem is sorted. I hope you enjoy the pictures that we sent home of your child on their first day of school 🙂

Please can you ensure that your full child’s name is on ALL of their belongings ie. water bottle, lunch box, coat, book bag, jumper, cardigan, tie. We have had lots of issues and confusion this week as not all of the children can remember what belongs to them.

At snack time we do provide fruit for the children, if your child doesn’t like fruit then you can bring just one healthy item for your child i.e cucumber sticks, raisins.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and the children are ready to start the normal school routine next week. Many thanks, Miss Oliver