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Year R Newsletter -Autumn 2 2017


Dear Parents,


Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed your Half Term break. This letter will hopefully explain the topic for the half term and some of the activities the children will be doing.

We hope this information will enable you to support your child in a variety of ways, including discussion and lots of practical, fun activities.

This Half Term is also an exciting time for the children as we approach Christmas.


Whatever the weather, come rain or shine, the children will have opportunities on a daily basis for outside play so please ensure they come to school with the appropriate clothing – we don’t want any children missing out on the fun!



Our Topic for this Half Term is ‘Winter Wonderland’.

We will be looking at the different seasons and comparing this with

life in a cold climate, such as the Arctic. We will be learning about the Inuits and the way they live and try to build our own igloos! We will also be looking at animals that live in frozen lands such as Penguins and Polar bears.


In the lead up to Christmas, we will be getting very creative which will encourage your child to develop their fine and gross motor skills.

Reception will be putting on their own Christmas Performance and you will receive further information about this shortly.



Useful Information:

PE - PE will take place on either Thursday or Friday, so please make sure P.E kits are in school and all clothes (P.E kit and uniform) are named.

Please remember that if your child goes to Conker Club and wears school shoes each day they will need a separate pair of trainers to be kept at Conker Club.


Food / Drink

Please remember that your child needs to have their water bottle (water only please) in school daily and keep it outside of the book bag to prevent it leaking inside. There is no need to bring a snack as all the children are provided with a piece of fruit mid-morning.

  1. milk is available until your child’s fifth birthday. After this time milk can be paid for online. Please refer to school website.



The children are able to borrow a school library book every week. Library day is Wednesday.

Please make sure your child brings their book bag with their school Reading Book and Home School Book every day.



We endeavour to hear your child read on their designated day but occasionally we may need to hear them on a different day due to events taking place in school. However, we will hear them at some point during the week. When you have read with your child please write a brief message in the Home School Book. In line with our School Policy we will not change your child’s book unless this is done.


Maths Games

Just a reminder that our maths games are available to borrow from the school library on Mondays and Fridays (see previous newsletter). These are for you to have fun and support your child’s Numeracy.


Don’t forget if there is anything you would like to ask us, feel free to come in and speak to any member of the team, alternatively jot down any messages in the red Home School book but please inform us by also writing in the Message book (in box on front step ) . We do not check Home School Books daily.


Yours sincerely,


Early Years Team

Nicki Essex Laura Ireland

Tina Todd Donna Butler


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