The beginning of the Autumn term marks a big change for children and parents alike, but the Reception children are settling really well and enjoying exploring their new school environment. Our topic for this half term is ‘Ourselves’ and this will span across all 7 areas of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage. I have provided a brief overview of the learning that your child will engage in over the next few weeks. I hope you find this both useful and informative. We also like to plan our topics around your child’s interests. If you would like to contribute to this planning please write down any ideas for topics on our Parent’s Message Board in the cloakroom of our Foundation Stage Unit. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. This week your child will be bring home their Home School News book. Please talk to your child about what they have done at school that week and complete one of the home challenge activities. You can also stick in photos, leaflets and tickets of things that you have done over the weekend.

Our aim is for all children to become independent learners who are both confident and happy.


How you can help…

Encourage your child to talk about the topics they are learning in school and to bring in any photographs or other items which are relevant to our themes.


Share and discuss books and stories with your child and encourage them to talk about the pictures.


We welcome parents to take an active part in school life. Parents should feel confident that they can come into school with any enquiries or to help in class.


Keep your eyes peeled for information on how to join our Parents and Friends Association (PFA) in the near future.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask any member of the F.S team.

We would like to remind all parents to label all of your child’s clothing.  Jumpers and cardigans have already been lost this week due to them not having labels in them.

All children need a book bag for their Home School News Book and their reading book once we start to send them home.

PE is on Thursday, so please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school at all times and that they have any earrings removed on these days.

Library will be on Thursday mornings. Please help your child to choose a Library book when you drop your child off at school.

Your child will get messy or wet from time to time. Please ensure that they always have a warm waterproof coat in school and feel free to leave a pair of wellies by their coat peg.

Pizza Express Trip

Welly Walks

A windy Day

Potion Making