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Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Next week, we will be reading ’The Queen’s Hat’ and lots of our activities will be based around this story, to tie in with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. In Maths, we will be continuing to learn about the composition of 5, 6 and 7 as well as comparing quantities using the language of 'more than', 'fewer than' and 'an equal number'.

 

Phonics

Next week, we will continue to revise the sounds ‘ear’ as in ‘hear’ and ‘air’ as in ‘hair’. We will be continuing to practise blending and segmenting with the new sounds and those already taught.

 

Show and Tell

Please can the children share a fact about the Queen with the rest of the class. If they would like to draw a picture or create something related to the Queen, then they can.

We would really appreciate it if the children did not bring in ‘Show and Tells’ which aren’t related to the set theme.

 

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Next week, Reception will be taking part in some lovely activities to tie in with our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Please see separate ParentMails for full details.

 

Wednesday 25th May – children to wear red, white and blue for our school street party.

Thursday 26th May – Reception children to dress in 60’s fashion for a dance workshop (other year groups have been allocated different decades).

 

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 diarrhoea, 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

Wednesday 25th May – Children to dress in red, white and blue

Thursday 26th May – Reception children to dress in 60’s fashion

Friday 27th May – Last day of the half term

Monday 6th June – Non-pupil day

Tuesday 6th -9th June – Phonics Screening

Saturday 25th June – PTA Colour Run

Sports Day – Friday 8th July

Thursday 21st July – School finishes for the academic year

 

 

Mrs James                              Mrs Stephens                Miss Herbert

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Next week, we will be reading the traditional tale of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and lots of our activities will be based around this story, which provides many opportunities to use the language of size. In Maths, we will be continuing to learn about the composition of 5, 6 and 7 as well as comparing quantities using the language of 'more than', 'fewer than' and 'an equal number'.

 

Phonics

Next week, our new sounds will be ‘ear’ as in ‘hear’ and ‘air’ as in ‘hair’. We will be continuing to practise blending and segmenting with the new sounds and those already taught.

 

Show and Tell

Please can the children draw a picture of one of the scenes in the traditional tale, e.g. Goldilocks trying the porridge, sleeping in Baby Bear's bed, the bears in the woods.....

 

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 diarrhoea, 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

Friday 27th May – Last day of the half term

Monday 6th June – Non-pupil day

Saturday 25th June – PTA Colour Run

Thursday 21st July – School finishes for the academic year

 

 

Mrs James                              Mrs Stephens                Miss Herbert

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome back to everyone! We hope that you had a lovely Easter holiday. Thanks to everyone who sent in a picture of their child reading in an unusual place – they were fantastic!

This week, we have been reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and have begun planting our bean plants outside.

Next week, we will be reading the story of ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and will be continuing to look and talk about the signs of Spring.

 

Phonics

Next week, our new sounds will be ‘or’ as in ‘torn’ and ‘ur’ as in ‘turn’. We will be continuing to practise blending and segmenting with the new sounds and those already taught.

 

Show and Tell

Please can the children create a spring picture and talk about the signs of spring which they can see around them.

 

Snack Money

We are asking for a voluntary donation of £5.00 to cover snack items, as well as additional craft resources. This contribution will take us to the end of the academic year. Thank you in advance.

 

Tuesday 26th April – Early Years Meeting for Parents – Writing

At 9.00am on Tuesday 26th April, we will be holding a meeting for parents to talk about the way we teach writing in Reception and the expectations for the end of the academic year. We look forward to seeing you then.

 

Warm Weather

We are unable to apply sun cream, so please apply it before school. Children are able to wear a sunhat when necessary but you do not need to send in water bottles because we always have water available for the children in school.

 

P.E. – PLEASE READ FOR INFORMATION REGARDING KEEPING P.E. KIT IN SCHOOL AFTER EASTER

P.E. will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday. After the Easter holidays, P.E. kits will be kept in school and can be taken home to wash periodically (parents usually take them home at the end of each half term). Children will now need to wear their school uniform every day and will be changing into their P.E. kit in school for their lesson. This ensures that children look smart in their uniform every day, are wearing fresh clothes either side of their P.E. lesson and also have the opportunity to practise getting dressed and undressed. Dressing independently in school is something they have missed out on since the beginning of Covid (prior to this, children always changed for P.E. in school) and is an important skill for them to learn.

 

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

Tuesday 26th April - Early Years Writing Meeting for Parents

Friday 27th May – Last day of the half term

Monday 6th June – Non-pupil day

Thursday 21st July – School finishes for the academic year

 

 

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens              Miss Herbert

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

After the Easter break, we will be learning about plants and growth and many of our activities will be based around this theme. We will be reading some traditional tales, beginning with Jack and the Beanstalk and, in Maths, we will be continuing our work on the composition of number, but will also be exploring measure, in relation to our story.

 

Phonics

After Easter, our first new sound will be the digraph ‘ar’ as in ‘farm’ or ‘bark’. We will continue to practise blending and segmenting with all the sounds learnt so far.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’, can the children draw/create a picture of the giant in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

 

Tuesday 26th April – Early Years Meeting for Parents – Writing

At 9.00am on Tuesday 26th April, we will be holding a meeting for parents to talk about the way we teach writing in Reception and the expectations for the end of the academic year. We look forward to seeing you then.

 

Reading Diaries

Please try to remember to initial or put a short comment in your child’s reading book, so that we know that they have shared the book at home. Thank you.

 

Easter Holiday – Friday 31st March, 2pm – Tuesday 19th April

Tomorrow, we break up for the Easter holiday at 2pm. We return to school on Tuesday 19th April.

 

P.E. – PLEASE READ FOR INFORMATION REGARDING KEEPING P.E. KIT IN SCHOOL AFTER EASTER

P.E. will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday. After the Easter holidays, P.E. kits will be kept in school and can be taken home to wash periodically (please feel free to take them home to wash as often as you feel necessary). Children will now need to wear their school uniform every day and will be changing into their P.E. kit in school for their lesson. This ensures that children look smart in their uniform every day, are wearing fresh clothes either side of their P.E. lesson and also have the opportunity to practise getting dressed and undressed. Dressing independently in school is something they have missed out on since the beginning of Covid (prior to this, children always changed for P.E. in school) and is an important skill for them to learn. Although there are always adults on hand to assist, please help your child to become more independent in their dressing over the Easter break.

 

Easter Holidays - Competition! Reading in unusual and interesting places….

Please can the children submit photographs of themselves reading / sharing a story in the most unusual and interesting places. There will be a prize awarded for the best entry on Friday 22nd April.

See ParentMail for details. Please email your entries to either Mrs Stephens (angela.stephens@buckhursthill.essex.sch.uk) or Miss Herbert (natasha.herbert@buckhursthill.essex.sch.uk).

 

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

Last day of Spring Term – Friday 1st April

Bank Holiday Monday – Monday 18th April

First P.E. session where children are required to change into their kit – Tuesday 19th April

First day of Summer Term - Tuesday 19th April

Early Years Meeting for Parents – Tuesday 26th April

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens              Miss Herbert

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Next week, our focus book will be ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson and we will be talking about ways that we can share with our friends.  In Maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge and understanding of the composition of 5 and will be starting to look at the ‘part-part-whole’ model, investigating the different parts (e.g. 2 and 3) that can make the whole (5). We will also be talking about the Easter story.

 

Phonics

Until Easter, we will be continuing to re-cap the sounds learnt so far and will start learning additional digraphs after the Easter break.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’, can the children design an Easter egg. It can be as colourful, patterned or simple as they would like.  

 

Tuesday 26th April – Early Years Meeting for Parents – Writing

At 9.00am on Tuesday 26th April, we will be holding a meeting for parents to talk about the way we teach writing in Reception and the expectations for the end of the academic year.

 

P.E.

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

 

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 diarrhoea, 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

Last day of Spring Term – Friday 1st April

First day of Summer Term - Tuesday 19th April

Early Years Meeting for Parents – Tuesday 26th April

 

 

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens              Miss Herbert

 

 


 

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Next week, we will be thinking about ways that we can help to care for our environment, both locally and in the wider world. Our focus book will be ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’ by Sarah Roberts which is a story of a plastic bag in the sea which is swallowed by various creatures until it is finally rescued by a child and made into a kite.

In Maths, we will be sequencing numbers – rehearsing the sequence of the first five numbers and understanding that they do not change.

 

Junk Modelling

Next week, will be re-purposing junk to create something else, so please can you send in any cardboard or plastic tubes and boxes so that the children can all have a go at this.

 

Phonics

Next week, we will continue to recap all the sounds learnt so far, especially the digraphs which we have been learning in recent weeks, as the children are not yet secure with these trickier sounds.

 

Show and Tell

In relation to next week’s book, please can the children find out a fact about a sea creature to share with the class. They can create a picture of one if they would like.  

 

Red Nose Day – Friday 18th March

The children will be able to wear an accent of red with their uniform tomorrow – please see the ParentMail which has been sent out regarding this.

 

Science Day – Friday 18th March

Tomorrow, we will be planting some beans and beginning to learn about growth.

 

 

 

P.E.

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

 

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

Friday 18th March – Red Nose Day / Science Day

Friday 1st April – Last day of Spring Term

Tuesday 19th April – First day of the Summer Term

 

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens              Miss Herbert

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

The children have really enjoyed the activities based on ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ this week. Next week, we will be reading the story of ‘Farmer Duck’ by Martin Waddell which allows us to talk about teamwork, kindness and healthy/unhealthy food choices.

 

Phonics

Next week, we will not be learning any new sounds, but will be recapping all the sounds learnt so far, especially the digraphs which we have been learning in recent weeks.

 

Show and Tell

In relation to next week’s book, please can the children find out a fact about an animal which lives on a farm. They can create a picture of their farm animal, if they would like.

 

Please can the children, where possible, do their ‘Show and Tell’ just once, on their allocated day. This allows for an even spread throughout the week and gives each child the time to have a proper turn. Your child’s day is posted outside the classroom. Thank you.

 

P.E.

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

 

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.

 

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens              Miss Herbert

 

 

 


 

Dear Parents/Carers

 

Next week we will be reading the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen and, in Maths, we will be counting to larger numbers and focusing on the purpose of counting (to find out ‘how many?’).

 

Phonics

In phonics, we will be learning the sounds ‘igh’ as in ‘light’ and ‘oa’ as in ‘boat’, but will be re-capping all sounds learnt so far, especially the digraphs ‘ai’ and ‘ee’.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’, please can the children find out a fact about a bear to share with the other children. They can create a bear picture if they would like.

 

Friday 25th February – History Day Don’t forget that tomorrow the children are able to dress up as Ancient Greek Olympians!

 

Parent’s Evenings – Monday 28th February and Tuesday 1st March

We look forward to seeing you then; please see your class teacher if you are unsure of your appointment time.

 

P.E.

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

 

Mrs James. Mrs Stephens and Miss Herbert

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

After half-term, we will be exploring our local environment and the similarities and differences between here and other places in the UK and around the world.

 

Our focus book will be ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and we will be basing lots of our activities on this story. In Maths, we continue to learn to accurately count larger groups of objects and understand that the last number said is the total number in the set.

 

Phonics

When we return, we will begin to learn the vowel digraphs ‘ai’ (as in rain) and ‘ee’ (as in ‘see’). We will continue to re-cap the sounds learnt so far and to practice blending and segmenting.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’, please can the children find out about a nocturnal animal, such as an owl. They can create a picture or learn some facts to share with the class, if they would like.

 

Book Levels

Please do not concern yourself with which level book your child has been placed on. The books in our school come from a few different schemes and have been broadly placed into colour bands based on the phonetic difficulty of the book (and not necessarily related to the level given on the book). However, some books within a colour band will be more difficult, easy, longer, shorter, contain more sight words which can’t be sounded out …. and the teacher will have chosen a book which they feel is appropriate for your child.

The children are all different ages (the age of a child within a year, at this point, makes a huge difference) and will be learning at different rates. Please remember that the children need to understand what they are reading too, so we will not move children through the colour bands if they are not able to comprehend what they have read.

 

 

 

 

Words

We will check through the sets of high frequency words on the children’s Reading / ’Show and Tell’ days as it is impossible to check the words with every child in one day. They will get a new set if they have learnt the first/previous set/s. They are not expected to spell the words, just read them. Please do not worry if your child has not learnt them, as they all learn at different rates and some children are better at reading phonetically, while others are better at learning whole words.

 

Friday 25th February - History Day

Each year group at BHCPS will learn about a significant historical event and the children can come dressed up as a person who was at the event. In Reception, we will be learning about the first Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. We will be making headdresses, so all the children need to wear is a toga-style outfit, e.g. a piece of sheet/pillowcase tied in the middle, along with PE kit and trainers / plimsolls (as we will be doing our own mini Olympic games)!

 

P.E.

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

 

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

Monday 21st February – Children return to school after the half term break.

25th February – History Day

 

 

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens              Miss Herbert

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Next week we will be learning about the importance of oral health and will be reading the story ‘The Selfish Crocodile’ by Faustin Charles, which is about a mouse who helps a crocodile look after his teeth. This story continues our theme of kindness and helping others. In Maths, we will be continuing to explore the way that numbers are composed, moving on to numbers 4, 5 and 6. We will also be learning how to count accurately, using one number name for each item counted and to understand that the last number said is the total number in the set.

 

Phonics

Next week our focus sounds are ‘th’ and ‘ng’ and we will continue to re-cap the sounds learnt so far, blending and segmenting with those sounds and our new ones.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’, please can the children find one way that they can help look after their teeth (e.g. brushing, visiting the dentist, avoiding sugary foods and drinks). Perhaps they could draw a picture of a food or drink that they should avoid, e.g. juice in a bottle? They can talk about a time they have visited the dentist (if they have been, as we realise that this may not have been possible).

 

Book Levels

Please do not concern yourself with which level book your child has been placed on. The books in our school come from a few different schemes and have been broadly placed into colour bands based on the phonetic difficulty of the book (and not necessarily related to the level given on the book). However, some books within a colour band will be more difficult, easy, longer, shorter, contain more sight words which can’t be sounded out …. and the teacher will have chosen a book which they feel is appropriate for your child.

The children are all different ages (the age of a child within a year, at this point, makes a huge difference) and will be learning at different rates. Please remember that the children need to understand what they are reading too, so we will not move children through the colour bands if they are not able to comprehend what they have read.

 

 

 

Words

We will check through the first set of high frequency words on the children’s Reading / ’Show and Tell’ days as it is impossible to check the words with every child in one day. They will get a new set if they have learnt the first/previous set/s. They are not expected to spell the words, just read them. Please do not worry if your child has not learnt them, as they all learn at different rates and some children are better at reading phonetically, while others are better at learning whole words.

 

Friday 25th February - History Day

Each year group at BHCPS will learn about a significant historical event and the children can come dressed up as a person who was at the event. In Reception, we will be learning about the first Olympic Games in Ancient Greece, so you can begin thinking about the children’s costumes (e.g. a piece of sheet tied in the middle)!

 

P.E.

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

 

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

10th February – last day of the half-term

11th February – Non-pupil day

25th February – History Day

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Next week we will be learning about Chinese New Year and our activities will be based on this. We will also be reading the story of ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by Julia Donaldson and talking about kindness and ways to help others. In Maths, we will continue to learn about the composition of numbers to three and the way that whole numbers can be split into parts – e.g. that 3 can be made with 2 and 1, 1 and 1 and 1……

 

Phonics

In phonics, we will be re-capping the sounds learnt so far. As we begin to learn the trickier digraphs, alongside consolidating our learning of the previous sounds, the pace that we learn the sounds will sometimes slow to ensure that the children are secure in what has been learnt. Next week we will focus on our new sounds ‘ch’ and ‘sh’.  

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’, please can the children find out a fact about ‘Chinese New Year’. They can draw a picture, if they would like.  

 

Book Levels

Please do not concern yourself with which level book your child has been placed on. The books in our school come from a few different schemes and have been broadly placed into colour bands based on the phonetic difficulty of the book (and not necessarily related to the level given on the book). However, some books within a colour band will be more difficult, easy, longer, shorter, contain more sight words which can’t be sounded out …. and the teacher will have chosen a book which they feel is appropriate for your child.

The children are all different ages (the age of a child within a year, at this point, makes a huge difference) and will be learning at different rates. Please remember that the children need to understand what they are reading too, so we will not move children through the colour bands if they are not able to comprehend what they have read.

 

Words

We will check through the first set of high frequency words next week on the children’s Reading / ’Show and Tell’ days. They will get a new set if they have learnt the first set. They are not expected to spell the words, just read them. Please do not worry if your child has not learnt them, as they all learn at different rates and some children are better at reading phonetically, while others are better at learning whole words.

 

Friday 25th February - History Day

Each year group at BHCPS will learn about a significant historical event and the children can come dressed up as a person who was at the event. In Reception, we will be learning about the first Olympic Games in Ancient Greece, so you can begin thinking about the children’s costumes (e.g. a piece of sheet tied in the middle)!

 

P.E.

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

 

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

10th February – last day of the half-term

11th February – Non-pupil day

25th February – History Day

 

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens              Miss Herbert

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Continuing with our theme ‘People Who Help Us’, next week we will be learning about the fire service. In relation to this we will be reading ‘Super Sid ’ by Sam Lloyd which is a lovely story about a heroic dog.  In Maths, we will be learning about the composition of numbers to three and the way that whole numbers can be split into parts – e.g. that 3 can be made with 2 and 1, 1 and 1 and 1……

 

Phonics

In phonics, we will continue to re-cap the sounds learnt so far and will begin to learn the sounds ‘ch’ and ‘sh’. We refer to these sounds as digraphs, with two letters making one sound.  

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’, please can the children learn a fact about the fire service or a piece of equipment that a firefighter would use.

 

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 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. If you’ve already made a large contribution for the year, do not worry.

 

Words

Next week, children will begin to bring home high frequency words to learn. They will be checked once a week on their reading day. If they have learnt all the words, they will get a new set. We will not issue new sets of words if they can’t read all of the words previously sent home, otherwise it can become overwhelming. Thank you for your support in learning the words as we find it really improves fluency and accelerates their reading.

 

P.E.

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

 

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

10th February 2022 – Last Day of half term

11th February 2022 – Non-pupil day.

 

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens              Miss Herbert

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Apologies for the late newsletter. This week, our focus story is ‘The Queen’s Handbag’ by Steve Anthony and we will be learning about the role of the police.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’, please can the children find out a fact about the police or a piece of the equipment that they use (children whose ‘Show and Tell’ day has passed can do it later this week).

 

Phonics

This week we will be learning the sounds ‘y’, ‘z’ and ‘qu’, as well as recapping those sounds learnt.

 

Maths

This week, the children are comparing groups of objects and are using language such as ‘greater’, ‘fewer’, ‘more’, ‘less’ and ‘the same’.

 

P.E.

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

 

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

10th February 2022 – Last day of the half term

11th February 2022 – Non pupil day

 

 

 

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens             Miss Herbert

Reception Newsletter 6th January

Dear Parents / Carers,

 

Thank you to everyone who came to watch the Christmas Shows. The children did really well to learn so many songs, actions and lines and we hoped that you enjoyed their efforts. They looked fantastic in their costumes.

Thank you for all our cards, presents and Christmas wishes; we really appreciate them.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’, please can the children show the homework they have been set for the Christmas break – see below.

 

Holiday Homework

Every child across the school has been set the same piece of homework for the Christmas holiday. We have asked them to draw a picture of themselves and to write their name, the language/s they speak at home and how they celebrate Christmas. If they do not celebrate Christmas, children can write about a different family tradition or something that they do celebrate. We are looking forward to seeing all the completed work displayed in the school hall in January.

 

Friday 17th December – Christmas Pyjama Day

See the school newsletter for further details.

 

Friday 17th December – School finishes at 2pm.

 

Tuesday 4th January – Spring Term begins

 

Dates for your diary

Christmas Pyjama Day - Friday 17th December

School closes for Christmas – Friday 17th December

Spring Term begins  – Tuesday 4th January

 

We hope that you enjoy a lovely, relaxing break and look forward to seeing everyone in 2022!

 

Mrs James and the Reception / Year One Teaching Team

 

 


 

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Next week is very busy with the Christmas Jumper and Pyjama Days, as well as our Christmas shows. The children will also be doing lots of Christmas crafts, activities, songs, rhymes and stories.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’, please can the children talk about something that they do at Christmas, a family tradition or a special treat or outing that you have planned, e.g. visiting relatives, leaving a carrot for Rudolph, hanging a stocking, playing board games. If you do not celebrate Christmas, it can be something else that you do in the holidays.

 

Phonics

Next week, we will be recapping the sounds learnt so far with a focus on blending the sounds.

 

Costumes!

Please can costumes be in by tomorrow, Friday 10th December. We have only received a few costumes so far in Reception and Year One and we will not be able to supply costumes for many children at such late notice….so if they have not got one, they will not be wearing one in the shows.

Children in Reception will be elves and can wear an elf costume or can come in red, white and/or green.

Children in Year One will be reindeer and can wear a reindeer costume, antlers or can wear black/brown clothes.

 

Parent’s Craft Day – Thursday 9th December – cancelled

 

Christmas Show – Monday 13th December, Tuesday 14th December & Wednesday 15th December

We will be performing our Christmas Show on Monday 13th December at 10.00 am, Tuesday 14th December at 2.00 pm and Wednesday 15th at 10.00 am and then again at 2.00 pm.

Please only attend the one performance you have signed up for. You will be asked to sign in. Adults are expected to wear masks during the performance and must remain in their seat. You may wish to take a lateral flow test before attending.

You will need to bring your child to school at the usual time but will not be able to stay in the hall until the 10.00 am performances. We will re-open the gates at 10.00 am. The gates will be opened at 2.00 pm for the afternoon performances.

 

Thursday 16th December – Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day

See school newsletter for further details.

 

Thursday 16th December – Christmas Party

We will have our party on Thursday 16th December. Children will already be wearing their Christmas Jumpers so they do not need to bring additional clothes and we will provide some party snacks.

 

Friday 17th December – Christmas Pyjama Day

See school newsletter for further details.

 

End of term

School will finish at 2.00 pm next Friday and we return on Tuesday 4th January.

 

P.E.

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

 

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.

 

There are a lot of dates to remember!

 

Dates for your diary

Early Years / Year One Christmas Show – Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th December

Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day - Thursday 16th December

Christmas Party – Thursday 16th December

Christmas Pyjama Day - Friday 17th December

School closes for Christmas – Friday 17th December at 2.00 pm

Spring Term begins – Tuesday 4th January

 

 

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens             Miss Herbert

 

Thursday 2nd December 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Next week, our focus rhyme will be ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’. The children will be participating in all sorts of Christmassy activities related to this rhyme. In Maths, we will be learning about ‘fewer than’.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’, please can the children bring in a Christmas decoration to decorate our trees. It can be made or bought (please do not bring in anything sentimental or precious!).

 

Phonics

This week we have been recapping the sounds learnt so far (s/a/t/p/i/n/m/d/g/o/c/k/ck, e, u, r, b, h). Next week we will be learning the sounds ‘f’/’ff’,  ‘l’/‘ll’, with a focus on blending them together to make words.

 

Costumes!

Children in Reception will be elves and can wear an elf costume or can come in red, white and/or green.

Children in Year One will be reindeer and can wear a reindeer costume or can wear black/brown clothes.

Please do not feel that you need to buy an expensive costume as we can organize things for the children – please let your child’s teacher know if you do not have anything suitable at home.

 

Please can all costumes be sent in by Friday 10th December, in a labelled carrier bag.

 

 

Elf Day – Friday 3rd December

Children can come dressed as elves, or in red or green to fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society – please see newsletter for further details.

 

Parent’s Craft Day – Thursday 9th December

Parents are invited to come and create some Christmas crafts with their child. There will be two sessions,

9.00-10.00 am and 10.30-11.30 am and parents are able to attend one of these time slots. There will be sign- up sheets for 15 parents per time slot, posted outside each classroom nearer to the date (we will let you know when they are going up).

 

We will close the sign-up sheet tomorrow, so that we know how many parents are coming in advance and can organize the event.

 

PTA Christmas Bazaar – Friday 3rd December, 3.15-6.30 pm

Join us for festive fun and another opportunity for the whole family to meet Santa on Friday 3rd December at the PTA Christmas Bazaar. The PTA will email out the details separately.

The PTA require volunteers for this event. If you are able to help, it would be much appreciated.

 

Christmas Show – Monday 13th December, Tuesday 14th December & Wednesday 15th December

Additional date due to there being both year groups performing – Wednesday 15th December at 10.00am and 2.00pm.

We will be performing our Christmas Show on Monday 13th December at 10.00 am, Tuesday 14th December at 2.00 pm and Wednesday 15th at 10.00 am and then again at 2.00 pm. Reception and Year One will be performing together. Two adults per child will be able to attend one of the performances only – details to follow nearer the time.

 

The sign-up sheets for the performances are outside the classrooms – please ask the teacher. Only 16 places per class will be available for each of the four performances. Only two adults per child can attend and must only attend one performance each. This is to prevent overcrowding in the hall – additional adults will not be permitted.

The name of each adult attending will need to be written on a separate line with the child’s name alongside it. At each performance there will be a register. Please do not attend a performance you have not signed up for. Thank you for your cooperation.  

 

Thursday 16th December – Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day

See school newsletter for further details.

 

Friday 17th December – Christmas Pyjama Day

See school newsletter for further details.

 

P.E.

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

 

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.

 

There are a lot of dates to remember!

 

Dates for your diary

PTA Christmas Bazaar – Friday 3rd December, 3.15-6.30 pm

Elf Day – Friday 3rd December

Christmas Craft Day – Thursday 9th December

Early Years / Year One Nativity – Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th December

Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day - Thursday 16th December

Christmas Pyjama Day - Friday 17th December

School closes for Christmas – Friday 17th December

 

 

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens Miss Herbert

 

 

 


 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Thanks to those who attended the phonics meeting on Tuesday. The slides are below. We look forward to seeing you at the Mathematics meeting on Tuesday 29th November. 

 

Next week, our focus rhyme will be ‘Incy Wincy Spider’. The children will be participating in all sorts of spider and web crafts and activities. In Maths, we will be comparing sets of numbers using the language ‘more than’ and ‘fewer than’. We will also be continuing to practise the songs for our Christmas Show.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’ please can the children learn the rhyme and the actions that go with it. They can create a spider or web, if they would like.

 

Phonics

This week we have been recapping the sounds learnt so far (s/a/t/p/i/n/m/d/g/o/c/k/ck, e, u, r). Next week we will be learning the sounds ‘l’ and ‘h’, with a focus on blending them together to make words.

 

Costumes!

Children in Reception will be elves and can wear an elf costume or can come in red, white and/or green.

Children in Year One will be reindeer and can wear a reindeer costume or can wear black/brown clothes.

Please do not feel that you need to buy an expensive costume as we can organize things for the children – please let your child’s teacher know if you do not have anything suitable at home.

 

Please can all costumes be sent in by Friday 10th December, in a labelled carrier bag.

 

Non- Pupil Day – Friday 26th November

Children do not come to school tomorrow.

 

Mathematics Meeting – Tuesday 30th November, 9.00 am

We will be holding a meeting to talk about how mathematics is taught at BHCPS.

 

Elf Day – Friday 3rd December

Children can come dressed as elves, or in red or green to fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society – please see newsletter for further details.

 

Parent’s Craft Day – Thursday 9th December

Parents are invited to come and create some Christmas crafts with their child. There will be two sessions,

9.00-10.00 am and 10.30-11.30 am and parents are able to attend one of these time slots. There will be sign- up sheets for 15 parents per time slot, posted outside each classroom nearer to the date (we will let you know when they are going up).

Thanks to those who have signed up already!

 

PTA Santa’s Grotto – Thursday 2nd December, then the PTA Christmas Bazaar – Friday 3rd December, 3.15-6.30 pm

The children will have the chance to meet Santa during the school day on Thursday 2nd December and there will be further festive fun and another opportunity for the whole family to meet Santa on Friday 3rd December at the PTA Christmas Bazaar. The PTA will email out the details separately.

 

The PTA require volunteers for this event. If you are able to help, it would be much appreciated.

 

Christmas Show – Monday 13th December, Tuesday 14th December & Wednesday 15th December

Additional date due to there being both year groups performing – Wednesday 15th December at 10.00am and 2.00pm.

We will be performing our Christmas Show on Monday 13th December at 10.00 am, Tuesday 14th December at 2.00 pm and Wednesday 15th at 10.00 am and then again at 2.00 pm. Reception and Year One will be performing together. Two adults per child will be able to attend one of the performances only – details to follow nearer the time.

 

The sign-up sheets for the performances will go up today and will stay up next week. Only 16 places per class will be available for each of the four performances. Only two adults per child can attend and must only attend one performance each. This is to prevent overcrowding in the hall – additional adults will not be permitted.

The name of each adult attending will need to be written on a separate line with the child’s name alongside it. At each performance there will be a register. Please do not attend a performance you have not signed up for. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Thursday 16th December – Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day

See school newsletter for further details.

 

Friday 17th December – Christmas Pyjama Day

See school newsletter for further details.

 

P.E.

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

 

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.

 

There are a lot of dates to remember!

 

Dates for your diary

Mathematics Meeting – Tuesday 30th November 9.00 am

PTA Santa’s Grotto – Thursday 2nd December

PTA Christmas Bazaar – Friday 3rd December, 3.15-6.30 pm

Elf Day – Friday 3rd December

Christmas Craft Day – Thursday 9th December

Early Years / Year One Nativity – Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th December

Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day - Thursday 16th December

Christmas Pyjama Day - Friday 17th December

School closes for Christmas – Friday 17th December

 

 

 

Mrs James       Mrs Stephens Miss Herbert

 

 

 


 

Oxford Owl Website - click on the phonics resources

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/learn-to-read-phonics/

 

Phonics Games and Resources 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Jolly Phonics songs in order. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIQ5L9xgU4g

 

Thursday 18th November 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Next week, our focus rhyme will be ‘I’m a Little Teapot’. The children will be designing their own teapots, writing parts of the rhyme, making invitations to a tea party and role-playing in a ‘tea shop’.

In Maths, we will be making and talking about patterns of 4 and the composition of 4. We will also be continuing to practise the songs for our Christmas Show.

 

Show and Tell

For ‘Show and Tell’ please can the children learn the rhyme and the actions that go with it. They can create a picture of their own teapot, if they would like.

 

Phonics        

This week we have been recapping the sounds learnt so far (s/a/t/p/i/n/m/d/g/o/c/k/ck, e, u, r). Next week we will be recapping all of the sounds, with a focus on blending them together to make words.

 

Children in Need Day / Non-Uniform, Friday 19th November

To raise money for Children in Need, children can wear colourful clothes tomorrow. The main school newsletter has further details.

 

Phonics Meeting – Tuesday 23rd November, 9.00 am

We will be holding a phonics meeting for parents, to talk about how we teach this in school.

 

Mathematics Meeting – Tuesday 30th November, 9.00 am

We will be holding a meeting to talk about how mathematics is taught at BHCPS.

 

These meetings will give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

 

Friday 26th November – Non-Pupil Day

School is closed for pupils next Friday.

 

Elf Day – Friday 3rd December

Children can come dressed as elves, or in red, white and green, to fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society – please see the main school newsletter for further details.

 

Parent’s Craft Day – Thursday 9th December

Parents are invited to come and create some Christmas crafts with their child. There will be two sessions,

9.00-10.00 am and 10.30-11.30 am and parents are able to attend one of these time slots. There will be sign- up sheets for 15 parents per time slot, posted outside each classroom nearer to the date (we will let you know when they are going up).

 

PTA Santa’s Grotto – Thursday 2nd December, then the PTA Christmas Bazaar – Friday 3rd December, 3.15-6.30 pm

The children will have the chance to meet Santa during the school day on Thursday 2nd December and there will be further festive fun and another opportunity for the whole family to meet Santa on Friday 3rd December at the PTA Christmas Bazaar. The PTA will email out the details separately.

 

Christmas Show – Monday 13th December, Tuesday 14th December & Wednesday 15th December

Additional date due to there being both year groups performing – Wednesday 15th December at 10.00am and 2.00pm.

We will be performing our Christmas Show on Monday 13th December at 10.00 am, Tuesday 14th December at 2.00 pm and Wednesday 15th at 10.00 am and then again at 2.00 pm. Reception and Year One will be performing together. Two adults per child will be able to attend one of the performances only – details to follow nearer the time.

 

Costumes for the Christmas Show!

Children in Reception will be elves and can wear an elf costume or can come in red, white and/or green.

Please do not feel that you need to buy an expensive costume as we can organize things for the children – please let your child’s teacher know if you do not have anything suitable at home.

 

Thursday 16th December – Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day

See school newsletter for further details.

 

Friday 17th December – Christmas Pyjama Day

See school newsletter for further details.

 

P.E.

PE will continue 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 – there are a lot of events and activities coming up over this busy festive season.

Children in Need Day – Friday 19th November

Phonics Meeting – Tuesday 23rd November, 9.00 am

Non – Pupil Day – Friday 26th November

Mathematics Meeting – Tuesday 30th November 9.00 am

PTA Santa’s Grotto – Thursday 2nd December

PTA Christmas Bazaar – Friday 3rd December, 3.15-6.30 pm

Elf Day – Friday 3rd December

Christmas Craft Day – Thursday 9th December

Early Years / Year One Nativity – Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th December

Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day - Thursday 16th December

Christmas Pyjama Day - Friday 17th December

School closes for Christmas – Friday 17th December

 

Thank you for your support

 

Mrs James       Miss Herbert     Mrs Stephens

 

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Thursday 11th October 
 
 
Dear Parents/Carers, 
 
Next week, our focus rhyme will be ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’. The children will be talking about ‘Time’, the sequence of the day, which activities we might do at which time – e.g. morning, afternoon, night time…. In Maths, we will be continuing to count things which can’t be touched or moved, e.g. claps or beats of the drum, hops….. We will also be continuing to practise the songs for our Christmas Show. 
 
Show and Tell 

For ‘Show and Tell’ please can the children learn the rhyme and, if they would like, draw or create a picture of the mouse or the clock. Perhaps they have a clock themed book they would like to talk about? 
 
Phonics  

This week we have been recapping the sounds learnt so far (s/a/t/p/i/n/m/d/g/o/c/k). Next week we will learn the sounds ck, e, u. r. 
 
Parent’s Craft Day – Thursday 9th December  Parents are invited to come and create some Christmas crafts with their child. There will be two sessions,  9.00-10.00 am and 10.30-11.30 am and parents are able to attend one of these time slots. There will be sign- up sheets for 15 parents per time slot, posted outside each classroom nearer to the date (we will let you know when they are going up). 
 
PTA Santa’s Grotto – Thursday 2nd December, then the PTA Christmas Bazaar – Friday 3rd December, 3.156.30 pm  The children will have the chance to meet Santa during the school day on Thursday 2nd December and there will be further festive fun and another opportunity for the whole family to meet Santa on Friday 3rd December at the PTA Christmas Bazaar. The PTA will email out the details separately. 
 
 
 

Christmas Show – Monday 13th December & Tuesday 14th December 

We will be performing our Christmas Show on Monday 13th December at 10.00 am and Tuesday 14th December at 2.00 pm. Reception and Year One will be performing together. Two adults per child will be able to attend one of the performances – details to follow nearer the time. 
 
 
Christmas Show – Monday 13th December & Tuesday 14th December 

We will be performing our Christmas Show on Monday 13th December at 10.00 am and Tuesday 14th December at 2.00 pm. Reception and Year One will be performing together. Two adults per child will be able to attend one of the performances – details to follow nearer the time. 
 
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 
 
PTA Santa’s Grotto – Thursday 2nd December

PTA Christmas Bazaar - Friday 3rd December, 3.15-6.30 pm 

Christmas Craft Day – Thursday 9th December 

Early Years / Year One Christmas Show – Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th December

 
 
Mrs James Miss Herbert    Mrs Stephen

Reception Newsletter 4th November

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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