So we’ve reached the end of our first full week! The children have been so busy exploring all areas inside and outside the classrooms. We have enjoyed talking about our families, sharing our family photos with our friends. We have spoken about being independent and confident learners. We’re becoming really clear explaining what these words mean.
We will be continuing to think about our Earlswood Learning Behaviours next week, in particular collaboration through the story of The Enormous Turnip and self-motivation through the story of The Very Busy Spider.
We will be focussing on confidently recognising numerals 1-5 as well as numbers important to us.
We’ve had a number of children bringing in toys to school. Please could these be left safely at home.
Your child needs to be bringing their Reading Journal and reading book into school every day. If you like, book bags can be purchased from the office for these to be kept in. Please record any reading you do at home with your child (these are totalled up and certificates awarded for 25, 50 and 75 reads, with a special reward for 100 reads!)
Squeezy Sauce Bottles
Please could you bring in any empty clean sauce bottles for us to use for painting in the classrooms. Thank you!
What a wonderful day we’ve had at ‘Big School’! The children have settled in well and have enjoyed exploring their classrooms and making new friends.
We will be thinking about our Earlswood Learning Behaviours next week, in particular independence through the story of The Snail and the Whale and confidence through the story of Giraffes can’t Dance.
We will be enjoying lots of number songs and counting games.
The School Day
The school gate (and classrooms) open at 8.30am every day. Children need to be in their classrooms by 8.55am to be registered. If they arrive after this point they will be marked as late. The school gate opens at the end of the day at 3pm.
Your child will be bringing home their new Reading Journal (in which you can record any reading you do at home with them, as well as any non-urgent messages for their class teacher). They will also be receiving one reading book. They will read with their class teacher and change their reading book on a weekly basis.
We will be thinking about our families next week. Please could your child either bring in a family photo or have one emailed to us (staff email addresses can be found through the school website under staff).
We’d really appreciate any clean recycling you could bring in for the children to do junk modelling – tubes, containers, boxes, bottles etc. Thank you.
Welcome to Reception
We hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxed summer.
We are very much looking forward to your children starting with us.
Just a reminder children will be starting school with us on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September for a their taster morning or afternoon sessions.
If you are unsure about what session your child should attend please phone the school office.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Earlswood School.
The Reception Team