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Foundation Stage Newsletter

27th April 2018

This week we have been:

- Learning about time

- Telling the time to o’clock and half past

- Counting in 2s

- Writing short sentences

- Writing about the life cycle of a butterfly

- Watching our caterpillars turn into cocoons

- Observing that our tadpoles have not yet grown legs

- Looking back at our goals to see if we have achieved them

- Using apparatus in P.E


Reading books.

Now we are in the summer term we are changing the way we change reading books. All children will read on a Monday or Tuesday and have their books changed. We will then check all children’s reading records on a Friday and if they have read at least 4 times we will then change their books. If your child reads at home more than 5 times in a week, they will be given a certificate on a Friday. We really appreciate your support with reading at home. Please hear your child read as often as you can.



Well done to all the children that read 5 times this week and earnt their reading certificate. Keep up the hard work.


This week we have been learning about ‘Time’ and learning how to tell the time to o’clock and half past.

Have a try at home and see if you can tell the time.

What things can you find at home that tell us the time? Are they a digital clock or analogue clock?

Keep reading as much as you can and get your sound books out to make sure you have not forgotten any sounds.


Our Flower Garden

Thank you for the donations of bulbs and flowers for our flower garden. We have begun to dig over the flowerbed and will begin planting them next week. It is not too late to donate if you wish too. It is a big flowerbed so we have plenty of space to fill.

Thank you also to the parents who managed to get some pallets. We now have enough to make our bug hotel.


Thank you

Miss Smith, Mrs Aiton and Mrs Marino

Foundation Stage Newsletter

9th March 2018

This week we have been:

- Subtracting

- Writing subtraction number sentences e.g. 4-1=3

- Writing numbers 0-20

- Learning our new sounds

- Learning about space: names of the planets, what’s in space?

- Writing about what you can see in space

- Creating pictures of the solar system

- Exploring the space station and reading rocket.

- Talking about Mother’s Day

- Writing sentences about our mums.



Parents’ Survey.

If you haven’t already completed the online survey could you please fill out the paper survey and hand it back to the class teacher ASAP. We would really appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts about Reception. Thank you in advance.


Clothing for PE

As it is not compulsory for Reception children to wear a shirt and tie, could we please ask that on PE days children wear polo shirts. This would make changing much easier for both children and staff!

Thank you

RMA – Tuesday

RAS - Thursday


World book day

Thank you to all who dressed up and joined in with world book day. The children enjoyed dressing up and talking about their favourite characters.



Please read as many times as you can at home this week and continue to practise reading and writing your tricky words. I, no, go, to, the, into, he, she, be, me, was, you and my.

Continue to practise writing addition and subtraction number sentences.


Library Visit

Apologies that we had to cancel the library visit last week. It has been rearranged for:

Tuesday 13th March, Same timings apply.

Thank You

Miss Smith, Mrs Aiton and Mrs Marino