Reception - Starfish 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Starfish Class!
Monday 7th September
A very warm welcome to all of my new Starfish and your families!
First of all I have to say what an absolutely brilliant start you have all made to your Reception year - well done everybody! I am so impressed and proud with how quickly you have settled into our classroom routines and I can't wait to spend lots of time together exploring, learning and having fun over the coming weeks. Thank you to all the grown-ups for all your support in helping the children to settle so quickly and to make their first experiences of school so positive - it is very much appreciated.
Very soon we will have a Reception Curriculum Meeting ready for the grown-ups to access. This will give you some more information about all the things that your children will be learning and experiencing during their Reception year, as well as key information on the things you can be doing at home to support your children in their learning.
P.E - These sessions have not started yet but I'm very pleased to see that so many of you have got your P.E kits in school ready to go. As we don't have a set day for P.E each week, children will need their P.E kits in school every day so they are ready for them to use when we need them. As much as is possible our P.E sessions will take place outside, so please make sure kits include a warm jumper and joggers as we move into the colder months.
Forest School - Starfish will have their Forest School sessions every Thursday morning. 'Forest Thursday' will begin shortly, once we are all properly settled and up and running in school. We will let you know the start date for these sessions soon and they will run every week from then on unless we inform you otherwise.
Reading books - Your child will be bringing home their first reading book and a new reading diary at the end of this week. More information will be provided in our Reception Curriculum Meeting on how you can effectively share these books with your children and support them in learning to read. Books will be changed every Friday and we ask that reading books and diaries are in school every day so that we can make the most of any opportunity to listen to your children read.
Water bottles and coats - Please make sure these are clearly named and in school every day. Now we have our fantastic new Astroturf, we will be making the most of our outdoor learning area as much as we can. This will happen whatever the weather so warm and waterproof coats will be essential as we move into Autumn and Winter.
Here's to an exciting term ahead - I can't wait!
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