Friday, 6th May 2016
Early Years Newsletter

This Week's News from Kindergarten

Dear Parents,

This week we have mostly been enjoying the warmer weather by being outdoors. We also began working on our assembly which is coming up on 19th May.

This week we:

  • counted the number of children at school and worked out the number of absent children.
  • observed our tadpoles getting bigger and changing colour. We found out that they like to eat lettuce.
  • continued to water our seeds and plants. We noticed that the lettuce seeds and sunflower seeds have started to grow. We also discovered that something had eaten our cabbages.
  • printed with nature brushes. We made our own paint brushes with sticks, leaves and flowers to explore the different prints we could make.
  • learnt the new sounds m and d.

Next week we will:

  • spend a week on our Stories Unit of Inquiry with a focus on retelling stories, sequencing events and making up our own stories.
  • use the projector and webcam to act out stories with small world toys.
  • continue working on our assembly.
  • revise the sounds we have learnt so far and introduce two new sounds.


  • Booking for Holiday Club is available via the school website here. The deadline for booking is 20th May so please make sure you secure your place before then.
  • The weather is finally warming up! Please consider using suncream and sending a hat to school for our outdoor play.
  • Our Early Years Assembly will take place on Thursday, 19th May. Parents are welcome as are children that do not usually attend school on Thursdays. We will start at 9.00am and it will last approx 20 - 30 mins.

Have a lovely weekend,

Ms. Tomlin, Mrs. Voica, Miss. Olver, Mrs. Psaras


This Week's News from Reception

Dear Parents,

This week we have:

  • revised our letter sound knowledge from the beginning of Phase 3 including ch, sh, th, ng.
  • kept our plants and beans watered each day and looked for changes.
  • learnt about roots and shoots when our beans have changed.
  • used a interactive game to develop addition skills on the whiteboard
  • learnt how to make a stop motion video with school digital leaders - moving plasticine models of the caterpillar lifecycle to show the different stages.
  • learnt about the stages of the caterpillar/butterfly life cycle.
  • visited the Science museum to explore the ‘science garden’ and listen to a dramatic story telling of the ‘Three Little Pigs!’
  • matched addition sums to the answer card using number lines to count along as well as practical counting.
  • discussed how we have changed since a baby using our photos - please bring in if not in school already.
  • learnt that 4+3 gives the same total as 3+4.
  • said what one more/less than a number is without using concrete objects to count.
  • solved addition and subtraction problems drawing shapes to represent objects.

Extended Curriculum

  • Continue with reading books and keyrings.
  • Counting on from a larger number when adding a smaller.
  • Recognise larger numbers beyond 50


  • Please ensure reading books and keyrings are returned on Mondays and Wednesdays as we will hear childen read on those days unless on a trip) and change their books.
  • Please use the school website booking form to book any days needed for child care during half term - deadline 20th May
Coming Up
  • KG/Reception class assembly at 9am - 19th May in Hall.
  • Sports Day - 9th June at school field.
  • Trip to Golders Hill Park - June 22nd.

Have a good Bank Holiday weekend


Mrs. G Weber    Miss C Pitts    Mrs. D Fawbert


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