Friday, 16th June 2017

Early Years Newsletter

 This week's news from Kindergarten and Reception

Dear Parents,


We are now all ready to show our parents our wonderful class assembly on Wednesday at 9.00am. We cannot wait to share it with you all!


This week we:

  • spent a lovely afternoon in Highgate Woods, building dens and climbing trees.
  • learnt about the importance of recycling.
  • listened to the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and retold the story in the role play area.
  • made headbands for our class assembly and drew pictures to illustrate the story we will tell.
  • made playdough bears using brown playdough.
  • prepared some lovely Father's Day cards.
  • played with porridge oats, comparing sizes of bowls, hunting for words and filling and emptying containers.
  • worked on our assembly, learning songs, dances and a story.
  • went to Mrs. Cook's allotment to observe and draw the beautiful poppies as well as watch the busy bees going into their hive.


This week we:

  • retold the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears making sure we were telling the story in the correct sequence.
  • played a game called Sound Talk where a puppet can only say sounds such as c-a-t and then the children have to guess which word she is trying to say.
  • ordered numbers 1- 10 and 10 - 20.
  • read the big book Getting Up! and talked about what was happening in the pictures.


  • were introduced to money and learnt the names of some coins.
  • paid for different amounts using pennies.
  • learnt that you can make totals in different ways.
  • made story maps about Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

  • listened to the stories that some children made up for their action homework.

  • learnt about the sound 'er' and tried to read and write words with this sound.                                        


We will be learning about time next week. In preparation, can you keep a diary over the weekend to show us what you did in the morning, afternoon and evening? You will find an outline in your tray at the end of the school day.

  • Our Three-Way Conferences will take place on Tuesday, 20th. Please note, we do not use our Portfolios in the same way that the older students do. You may have received a letter saying that we will be sending them home before the meeting, but that applies to Year 1 - 6 only.
  • Please join us for our assembly on Wednesday, 21st at 9.00am in the hall.

Dwight School London

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