What a fantastic start to the year! Your child has spent the last 3 weeks settling in to their class, getting to know the teacher and making new friends.
There are a number of ways you can help your child at home:
Bring in a water bottle.
In Reception we encourage your child to be an independent learner and and independent child. You can help achieve this by encouraging the following:
Encourage your child to find their own class pegs and hang up there own coats and bags.
Ensure your child comes to school as much as possible – good attendance = good progress.
Encourage your child to get dressed by themselves for example jumpers, shoes and socks.
Encourage your child to go to the toilet by themselves.
Teach your child to eat by themselves using a knife, fork and spoon.
To use their words to communicate when they are sad or upset instead of crying.
Your child will have the chance to visit the school library and borrow a book of their choice. Please make sure the book is kept in the book bag everyday after reading it ready to be exchanged the following week. Library days differ for both classes so please see your parent notice board in your child class.
These will be changed 2-3 times a week. Please ensure they are always kept in book bags so your child doesn't miss the opportunity to change their book.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday, to be returned the following Monday.
PE will take place once a week on different days for both classes. Please make sure you leave the PE kits hanging on your child's peg. They will be sent home every half term for a wash.
Dates for the Diary
Talk like a pirate day! 19th September
Parent Information Evening 24th September at 9.30am and 3.30pm
Castle, Knights and Princesses drama workshop 17th October AND dress as a royal on that day too
Half term is the week beginning 28th October
Bedtime Stories 13th November
Individual Photos 20th November
Reception Nativity 11th December at 10am OR 12th December at 1.30pm
Flu vaccinations 13th December
Christmas Jumper day 13th December
Christmas Parties 17th December
End of Term 19th December