Friday, 31st March 2017

Early Years Newsletter


 This week's news from Kindergarten and Reception


Dear Parents,


It is hard to believe we have already reached the end of Term 2! We hope that you have a lovely Easter Break and look forward to welcoming you back to an action-packed Term 3!

This week we:
  • made posters about People Who Help Us. The children chose the person they wanted to make their poster about and consolidated their skills of:  Acquiring Knowledge, Formulating Questions, Analysis and Presenting. Many children asked to use Google to find the answers to their questions or to find the images they wanted on their poster.

  • had our final Show and Tell of the term. We will no longer be doing Show and Tell after Easter so please do not bring toys to school.

  • started preparing our garden for planting by digging the soil and removing the weeds.

  • talked about recycling and learnt the song Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

  • had the opportunity to apply counting skills and numeral recognition in our new maths area made by Ms. Robertson.

  • completed the Fun Run and tried different foods from the International Breakfast. Thank you for supporting this event.

  • started preparing for our new Unit of Inquiry about Water by placing cups of water around the classroom to see what will happen to them over the holidays. Will the water still be there when we come back?
  • danced to some of our favourite songs after watching the dance assembly - we have got some moves in our class!
  • loved playing in our new vet role play area. There have been some lovely observations made of the children treating their sick/injured pets.
  • made the most of the sunnier weather by spending lots of time outdoors.
  • learnt about the sound 'p' and played a game where the children had to recognise the objects beginning with this sound.
  • learnt how to write s,a, t and p and read sat, at, as.
  • made shapes using lollipop sticks.
  • counted objects from the counting jar.
  • read books about family members such as 'My Mum and My Dad'.


  • continued reading stories about Global Citizenship. We really enjoyed the Sandwich Swap story and the children had the opportunity to sample each other's sandwiches.
  • completed a variety of informal assessment task linked to Maths Skills and Phonics.
  • reviewed the sounds oa and igh by reading and writing words containing those sounds.
  • continued to learn how to recognise and write numerals above 10.

We are noticing many children are bringing toys from home on a daily basis. Please support us by ensuring toys are left at home unless we have specifically requested them. Thank you!


Dwight School London

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