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Rubies' Class

11.1.19

  Dear Parents/Carers

 Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely Christmas. We would like to say a big welcome to our new Nursery starters, who we are sure will settle in really well.

We would also like to welcome our new class teacher Miss Kirsty Campbell who has very much enjoyed her first week at school.

 

                                                   Just a few start of term reminders:

 

  • Staffing is as follows this year: Mrs Gemma Tomlinson (EYFS Lead), Miss Kirsty Campbell (class teacher), Mrs Katie MacKenzie (HLTA), Mrs Sarah Hawe (GTA).
  • A reminder that all school clothing, including shoes and socks should be named.
  • Please could all children ensure they bring book bags to school every day This is especially important as there are often letters for your attention, along with pictures and drawings your child has done at school. Please ensure that Reception reading books come back to school every day. We also read with your child in school and so it is vital to have their book to hand. Reading books will be changed Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Reception children will continue to bring homework home this year on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday.
  • Every child will be bringing home their SMIRF target sheets to practise instant mathematical recall facts at home. The highlighted headings show which areas your child is working on.
  • Reception children all need a named school PE kit this year – black or navy PE shorts, white PE t-shirt, tracksuit and trainers.
  • Please continue to check your child’s home box in a morning for anything requiring your attention.
  • Every morning a challenge is set for the children to complete. The content of the challenges reflects a different area of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and aims to consolidate and test the children’s prior learning, as well as engaging them in an activity to start off the school day. We would encourage that you support your child in completing the challenges set, so that you can see what they have been learning and the skills they have acquired. If you are unable to stay due to other commitments, please ask a member of the Foundation team to help support your child with their challenge.
  • Each child has a personal Profile which is a learning journey of the child’s experiences and progress throughout their time in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Whilst your child is at school, they are closely observed in their play and how they interact with their peers and the environment around them. We would encourage parents to contribute to their child’s Profile via the ‘superstar’ vouchers enclosed with this letter. If your child does something at home that they are really proud of, or if you feel that they are demonstrating particular skills and knowledge, please feel free to write down a brief description of what your child said or did, or even take a photograph! If you pass this on to a member of the Early Years team, they will put it into your child’s Profile. Alternatively, please feel free to do this yourself and take the opportunity to share your child’s Profile with them in the classroom.
  • We will aim this half term to have the Parent Share part of our daily observations up and running. Most of you have received and accepted a request from 2Simple. If you have not received an email please let us know so that we can resend the request. We can then begin to send home any observations done in school via email. You will also be able to comment and email back.
  • Please could we also ask that parents leave the classrooms by 9am due to assembly and teaching sessions.
  • Also a reminder to ensure that your child posts their name card first thing on a morning to show they are here.

EYFS Topics this half term will include:

  • Traditional Tales – Three Little Pigs, The Ugly Duckling, Gingerbread Man
  • Number, money, time, capacity
  • Friendships, new beginnings
  • Winter
  • Painting, scissor skills, collage
  • Reception P.E.: Gym
  • British Value: Rule of Law – focusing on managing feelings and behvaiour

Thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Tomlinson                                                                                     Kirsty Campbell

Early Years Foundation Stage Leader                                                Class teacher

 

                                                                                   Head teacher: Mrs Diane Parker

Roall Lane, Kellington, Nr Goole. E Yorkshire DN14 0NY  Tel/Fax: 01977 661127

E-mail: admin@kellington.n-yorks.sch.uk

Website: www.kellington.n-yorks.sch.uk

 

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