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Dear Parents/Carers,

 

After the half term break, we will be continuing with our ‘rhyme’ theme and our first rhyme will be ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’ please can the children tell us about something they have done over the half term break. They can draw a picture of something they’ve been doing or can bring in a photo if they would like.

 

Reading

We apologise for not putting the letter-sounds to practise in the children’s bags but were awaiting a delivery of card. There should be some in their bags by the end of the week.

 

Phonics        

This week we have been learning the sounds ‘d’ and ‘g’, and have been recapping ‘s’,’a’,’t’,’p’,’i’,’n’ and m. After the half term we will spend the first week recapping what has been learnt so far.

 

Birthday Treats

We have decided, due to the many different dietary requirements across Reception and parental concerns, that it will no longer be possible for children to bring in treats on their birthday. Obviously, we monitor very closely the snacks we provide for children during the school day but we cannot take responsibility for items kindly sent in by parents.

 

P.E.

PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please send your child into school in their PE kit on those days, being mindful of the weather, as the children will remain in their kit all day.

 

Welly Walks

These take place on a Wednesday but, please note, this is dependent on a number of factors, including the number of staff available to carry out the walk, the weather and other activities which children are participating in. It may also take place on a different day which is why we request a pair of wellies stay in school.

 

Absence

If your child has a persistent cough and/or a high temperature then please keep them at home and read the school website for further guidance. If your child is absent with sickness or diarrhea, please keep them at home for 48 hours after the last episode. For any absence, please call the school office to let us know ahead of the school day.

 

Dates for your diary

Witches and Wizards Dress Up – Thursday 21st November

PTA Fireworks Night – Friday 5th November – details to follow.

Friday October 22nd – Non Pupil Day

Monday 25th October – Half term break

Monday 1st November – School starts

 

 

 

Mrs James                   Mrs Stephens

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Show and Tell

Next week, our focus rhyme is 'Old Mother Hubbard'.  For 'Show and Tell' please can the children learn the rhyme and draw a picture of their favourite food.

 

Reading

This week, your child will bring home the sounds we have been learning in class to practise at home.

 

Phonics

Sounds being covered this week are p, i, n, m (and recapping s, a, t). Next week, we will be learning 'd' and 'g'. 

 

Guardian New Starters Supplement -  Thursday 14th October

We have submitted a class photo of RS and RJH, to be included in the Guardian's supplement on Thursday.

 

P.E.

PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday from next week. Please send your child into school in their PE kit on those days, being mindful of the weather, as the children will remain in their kit all day.

 

Welly Walks

These take place on a Wednesday, weather permitting, and will begin tomorrow (if all children have wellies in school). Please ensure your child has a pair of labelled wellies, to remain in school.

 

Absence

If your child has a persistent cough and/or a high temperature then please keep them at home and read the school website for further guidance. If your child is absent with sickness or diarrhea, please keep them at home for 48 hours after the last episode. For any absence, please call the school office to let us know ahead of the school day.

 

Dates for your diary

PTA Fireworks Night -Friday 5th November - details to follow.

Friday October 22nd  - Non Pupil Day

Monday 25th October - Half term break

 

 

 

Mrs James and Mrs Stephens

Tuesday 5th October 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Thanks to everyone who came to this morning’s curriculum meeting. We will put the slides and links to some websites below. Please email your class teacher if you have any questions.

 

Show and Tell

Next week, our focus rhyme is ‘Jack and Jill’. For ‘Show and Tell’, please can the children learn the rhyme. If they would like to create a picture or bring in an associated item to show the class, then they can.

 

Reading

This week, your child will bring home the sounds we have been learning in class to practise at home.

 

Phonics        

Sounds being covered this week are s, a, t. The children will be learning the associate song and action, so feel free to practise at home. Next week, we will be covering p, i, n, m.

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/ (includes how the sounds are pronounced) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIQ5L9xgU4g (words and actions to go with sounds) 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - games to apply sounds - we use phase 1 & 2 

 

School Photographs

Please find the proof of your child’s photograph in their school bag.

 

Guardian New Starters Supplement – Thursday 14th October

We have submitted a class photo of RS and RJH, to be included in the Guardian’s supplement next week.

 

P.E.

PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday from next week. Please send your child into school in their PE kit on those days, being mindful of the weather, as the children will remain in their kit all day.

 

Welly Walks

These take place on a Wednesday, weather permitting, and will begin tomorrow (if all children have wellies in school). Please ensure your child has a pair of labelled wellies, to remain in school.

 

Absence

If your child has a persistent cough and/or a high temperature then please keep them at home and read the school website for further guidance. If your child is absent with sickness or diarrhea, please keep them at home for 48 hours after the last episode. For any absence, please call the school office to let us know ahead of the school day.

 

Dates for your diary

PTA Fireworks Night – Friday 5th November – details to follow.

Friday October 22nd – Non Pupil Day

Monday 25th October – Half term break

 

 

 

Mrs James                   Mrs Stephens

Curriculum Meeting 5th October

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIQ5L9xgU4g - Jolly Phonics songs and actions 

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - phonics games to apply skills 

 

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - includes pronunciation of sounds 

 

 

Tuesday 28th September 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We are delighted with how well the children are continuing to settle into school; they managed a full day, with lunch and the playground, brilliantly yesterday.

 

Show and Tell

Next week, our focus rhyme is ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’. For ‘Show and Tell’, please can the children learn the rhyme. If they would like to create a picture or bring in an associated item to show the class, e.g. a toy soldier, book with the rhyme…then they can.

 

School Photographer – Friday 1st October

The school photographer will be taking the Reception children’s individual photographs this Friday 1st October. If they have siblings in school, they will also have their photos taken with them.

 

Curriculum Meeting for Parents – Tuesday 5th October, 9.00 am.

We will be holding our first curriculum meeting for parents next week. This meeting will focus on phonics, but we will also provide information regarding what we will be covering this term. We will send the slides out by ParentMail and will also put them on the Class Pages for anyone unable to attend.

We look forward to seeing you then!

 

Cardboard Tubes

Please can you send in any cardboard kitchen roll tubes that you have at home, for our craft next week! Thanks.

 

Book Bags

Please can children bring in their book bags daily; they will be placed outside the classrooms for collection at the end of the day.

 

Reading

We will read with the children and change their books on their ‘Show and Tell’ day. Please share the book with your child, asking them to describe/answer questions about what is happening in each picture. If the book has words, encourage them to point at each word and repeat it after you. They might be able to recognise a few letter-sounds or find a particular letter-sound/word on each page. Please write a comment in their reading diary every week so that we know they have read. Soon, your child will also begin to bring home letter-sounds and words to practise at home. We read with the children once per week, on their given day.

 

 

P.E.

PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday from next week. Please send your child into school in their PE kit on those days, being mindful of the weather, as the children will remain in their kit all day.

 

Welly Walks

These take place on a Wednesday, weather permitting, and will begin next week. Please ensure your child has a pair of labelled wellies, to remain in school.

 

Labelling uniform

Please ensure that your child’s clothes are labelled as it makes it impossible for us to match a jumper/cardigan to a child without it.

 

Snack Money

We ask for a voluntary donation of £5 per half-term to purchase additional snack items such as rice cakes, breadsticks and biscuits and to contribute to classroom activities, such as cooking, or additional items such as spare pants or special craft materials. Please put the donation in an envelope and give to the class teacher or put in your child’s book bag. Thanks to those who have already made a donation, it’s greatly appreciated.

 

Water Bottles

Children have access to water throughout the day, so do not worry about sending in bottles, as they tend to leak in the bags.

 

Absence

If your child has a persistent cough and/or a high temperature then please keep them at home and read the school website for further guidance. If your child is absent with sickness or diarrhea, please keep them at home for 48 hours after the last episode. For any absence, please call the school office to let us know ahead of the school day.

 

Dates for your diary

School Photographer – Friday 1st October

Curriculum Meeting for Parents – Tuesday 5th October, 9.00 am

PE / Welly Walks begin – Week beginning Monday 4th October

 

 

 

Mrs James                   Mrs Stephens

Monday 

Aaron

Amelia

Archie

Ari-Mya 

Arlo

Benjamin

 

Tuesday 

Carter

Emily 

Ethan 

Eva

Evleen

Goldie  

 

Wednesday 

Keshav

Lily 

Luca

Lux

Mateo 

Melissa

 

Thursday 

Nikita

Noah

Nylah

Orla

Oscar

Piper

 

Friday 

Rosie 

Teddy 

Thomas DP

Thomas F 

Xavier

Yaqub

Reception Newsletter - Thursday 16th September 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

It has been lovely to welcome the children into Reception this week and to get to know them all.

 

Each week we will post a newsletter on the school website and it will also get sent to you via Parent Mail. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to speak to either Mrs James or Mrs Stephens. 

Each class has a class page which is in the ‘Children’ section of the school website.

https://www.buckhursthillprimary.co.uk/class-pages/

 

Book Bags

Please can children start to bring in their book bags daily; they will be placed outside the classrooms for collection at the end of the day.  

 

Show and Tell

Each week, your child will be asked to either show or talk about something to the rest of the class, relating to our learning (don’t worry, they get lots of help with this and no one is forced to say anything if they don’t want to). We will post the children’s ‘Show and Tell’ day outside the classrooms and on the ‘Class Page’ by the end of the week. We will begin ‘Show and Tell’ week beginning 27th October.

  

Reading

We will read with the children and change their books on their ‘Show and Tell’ day. Every child will begin with the same level book, which will be picture books or will have just a few words on each page. Your child will be put onto the appropriate level in the next few weeks. Please share the book with your child, asking them to describe/answer questions about what is happening in each picture. Encourage them to point at each word and repeat it after you. They might be able to recognise a few letter-sounds or find a particular letter-sound/word on each page. Please write a comment in their reading diary every week so that we know they have read. Soon, your child will also begin to bring home letter-sounds and words to practise at home. We read with the children once per week, on their given day.

 

Outside Area

We are very proud of our outdoor classroom. Please can you refrain from allowing your child and their siblings to use the resources in the outdoor area before and after school.

 

P.E.

P.E. will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday from week beginning Monday 4th October. Please send your child into school in their PE kit on those days, being mindful of the weather, as the children will remain in their kit all day.

 

Labelling uniform

Please ensure that your child’s clothes are labelled as it makes it impossible for us to match a jumper/cardigan to a child without it.

 

Snack Money

We ask for a voluntary donation of £5 per half-term to purchase additional snack items such as rice cakes, breadsticks and biscuits and to contribute to classroom activities, such as cooking, or additional items such as spare pants or special craft materials. Please put the donation in an envelope and give to the class teacher or put in your child’s book bag.

 

Water Bottles

Children have access to water throughout the day, so do not worry about sending in bottles, as they tend to leak in the bags.

 

Absence

If your child has a persistent cough and/or a high temperature then please keep them at home and read the school website for further guidance. If your child is absent with sickness or diarrhea, please keep them at home for 48 hours after the last episode. For any absence, please call the school office to let us know ahead of the school day.

 

Dates for your diary

Children continue part time – Monday 20th September

Children start full time – Monday 27th September

P.E. begins – week beginning Monday 4th October

 

Do not hesitate to contact us either via the school office or email, if you have any queries or concerns.

 

Thank you,

 

Mrs James                          Mrs Stephens

 

A warm welcome to RS' class page!

 

Mrs Stephen's is the class teacher. Your child will also be supported by Mrs James (the other Reception teacher), Miss Herbert (trainee teacher), Mrs Tassie, Mrs Clements and Mrs Collischon (Learning Support Assistants). 

 

Your child's 'Show and Tell'  / Reading Day is given below - books will be changed once per week and we will give out information about what to prepare for 'Show and Tell' in the weekly newsletter. 

P.E. will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. 

 

Each week, we will upload the Reception newsletter to the website along with any other information you might need. Please check the class page regularly for updates. 

 

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns - angela.stephens@buckhursthill.essex.sch.uk.

 

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