Autumn Term 2 Topic

Topic
Our learning challenge for this half term is The Magic Key. This was decided after talking to the children and finding out what they are interested in. Throughout this topic we will be using the magic key to explore a variety of fantasy lands which we know the children will love.

Reading
Last term we were really impressed with how reading at home had increased weekly and we had almost 70% of children reading 4 or more times at home! All of those children received weekly prizes for their participation and many received their own story book to take home.  Unfortunately, there are still a few children missing out on getting a prize. Reception children are reliant on their parents and carers for their support as they need YOU to sign their reading record book when they have read at home. I would love ALL reception children to get a prize. Please come in for a chat if you need any support.

Christmas Play
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And the most exciting as this half term all of the Early Years children will take part in the Christmas play. This is very exciting for us all and you will receive letters closer to the time regarding costumes and performance dates.

Uniform
There have been several lost jumpers/cardigans. PLEASE put your child’s names in the jumpers/cardigans. If a jumper is found with a child’s name on it can be returned. Any unnamed jumpers/cardigans are placed in a lost property box near the coat pegs in Nursery.

Winter Weather
We give the children the option to play outdoors in EYFS every morning and every afternoon regardless of the weather, as the outdoor area provides a lot of essential opportunities for learning. Therefore, we would appreciate children wearing suitable outdoor coats with hoods for school. Hats, scarfs and gloves should be worn when it is really cold and a NAMED PAIR OF WELLIES should be left in school at all times for when it is wet outdoors. We don’t stop children playing outside in the wet weather, instead we dress them in a wetsuit and wellies so as not to hinder their outdoor experiences.

Toys
We have had a few children bringing toys into school. Please can you encourage your child to leave their toys at home and to not bring them into school. We have plenty of toys here at school and if your child brings in their own they are at risk of being lost or broken, so please leave them at home.

If you would like to discuss any concerns you may have with your child then please contact the school and ask for an appointment or catch up with me after school.
Warm wishes,
Miss Mather.

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