Friday, 8th June  2018

Early Years Newsletter

 This week's news from Kindergarten and Reception

Dear Parents,


Here is an outline of our learning this week:


To view more photos from Sports Day, please click here.

  • We read the story Dear Greenpeace and this sparked the children's interest in whales. Some children made whales out of clay, they drew whales and made posters about protecting whales.
  • We read the story of The Snail and the Whale.
  • Some children took action and brought books about whales to school.
  • We had a fantastic Sports Day and we were really lucky to enjoy a sunny day. Thank you for attending, we hope you enjoyed it.
  • Some children took part in the Action Assembly by sharing some of the things they have learnt related to saving the planet and saying NO to plastic.
  • Using blue play dough, shells and fish models, some children made underwater sculptures.
  • We went to Moat Mount which will now be our regular Forest School site. We spent time exploring our new environment and getting to know it.
  • The vegetables in our garden have grown and we noticed some of the changes taking place.
  • Using soap and graters, the children enjoyed making soap flakes.

 Learning in Kindergarten:

  • We read the Oxford Reading Tree book, The Hedgehog. Please listen to your child telling you the story.
  • We introduced the new sound e.
  • Using a number spinner (1 - 100) the children enjoyed recognising numbers.
  • We listened to the shape song and talked about the properties of 2D shapes

  Learning in Reception:

  • We read the story What made Tiddalik Laugh? about a frog that drinks all the water in the world. The children thought about and wrote their ideas about what they would do to make Tiddalik laugh.
  • Following the interest in Greenpeace and whales, the children wrote a list of questions that they would ask to find out more about whales.
  • We wrote facts about whales and stories about whales.
  • In Maths, we counted to 100 and tried to recognise numbers to 100.
  • We had a focus on more and less and the children played games to reinforce this skill and completed some addition and subtraction problems.


  • We are having an OPEN DAY this Saturday, 9th June from 10.30am - 12.00pm. It is an event open to the local community but you are welcome to bring along any friends to share our lovely setting with them.



To learn to read (and spell  if appropriate for your child) the following tricky words:

he, she, we, do, the, go, no, was


Dwight School London

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