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Leeds Castle, Friday 24th June 2016

Term 6

Wow! Term 6 already. 

We are now in the final term of this year. Your children have had an amazing journey and we will be using our learning this term ready for year 1. We will use our phonics to write sentences remembering our finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. You can help at home by encouraging use of Fred fingers for spelling and writing the sounds heard in words. We have been talking about numbers and the children can say how many 10's in a two digit number and how many ones. We shall be revisiting 2D and 3D shapes, naming them as well as describing them.

This is a very busy and exciting term.

Leeds Castle trip is the 24th June. 

We will be having parent consultation days after school on the 11th and 12th July. Letters will be sent out. We will be able to share your child's report and progress as well as ideas to help them as they enter year 1.

We will be doing some transition activities including visiting the current year 1 classrooms. Please ask if you have any questions. Part of the transition is for your child to come into school by themselves as this will be expected in year 1. 

EYFS Sports day is the 13th July in the morning, weather permitting! Details will follow.

Term 5 began with a fantastic trip to Godstone Farm. The children had a great day learning about the farm animals. We also had a go at spinning and weaving. We fed the pigs, had a tractor ride and touched a chick, hen and rabbit. As Ollie said 'this is the best school trip, ever!'

Look at our fabulous Easter Bonnets. Well done everybody!

Term 4


Welcome back after the holiday. Thank you to those that have returned learning journeys, we enjoy finding out about your activities and the children like to be able to tell their friends.

We are planning to visit Godstone Farm on the 20th April. Letters have been sent out but please let us know if you need another one. 

In term 4 we will continue to build on the children's knowledge of letters and sounds. We will encourage children to use sounds in their writing, using Fred talk for spelling. When reading children can sound and blend simple words.

In number we will be ordering number to 20 and beyond. We shall be solving problems like 'how many dinners do the cooks need to prepare for our class?'

Our child initiated sessions continue to be led by your children. Please let us know if they have particular interests or are visiting new places, for example the Science Museum, as we can incorporate this into our planning. 

In week one of term 4...

We have been exploring the ice in the garden.

Term 3


Welcome back! The children have come back to school ready to resume their learning. This term we will be splitting the classes for RWI sessions in the morning. Children will be bringing home books they can read to you.

Please remember to return the stars given out on parent consultation day for us to celebrate and display.

Look out for information about our forthcoming trip to Godstone Farm on Wednesday 20th April. Letters will be sent out soon.

Thank you for supporting us at all our Christmas events. Hope you all have a great holiday and see you on Wednesday 6th January. Happy New Year.

Term 2 is nearly over and we have had a lot of fun whilst learning. We have enjoyed making patterns with different resources. We have learnt many new sounds with RWI and like to practice them in games and when writing. The panto came to Temple Hill last week and we have made a class story about Jack and the Beanstalk. Look out for it in the corridor!

We are looking forward to Christmas and the first EYFS Concert. There are lots of activities in school at this time. Please check with class teachers if you are unsure of events. Hope to see you there!

Remember the RWI parents meeting Wednesday 25th November at 9.00am. Ask class teachers if you require more information.

Week 3 - we have enjoyed using our new light box.

Term 2


Welcome back after the October break. Thank you for returning the 'Learning Journey' that helps us to guide children as they share their holiday news. They have all had a great week and have come back ready to resume their learning.

We have started Read Write Inc and children are beginning to use the sounds they have learnt in their reading and writing. Mrs Heaver, our RWI Manager, has organised an information meeting to tell parents about RWI and how you can help your child on Wednesday 25th November at 9.00. Please ask if you require more information.

The weather has certainly got wetter now that we are in November. Please make sure your child has a pair of boots in school so that they can access the outdoor area. Thank you.

Maths Day; there are lots of opportunities to explore mathematical concepts

Week three


We have completed our first week of full time school. All are tired but happy.

We have had a busy week exploring space. It began in the garden with the building of rockets using the big bricks. In the classroom we read 'Whatever Next' and 'Q Pootle 5'. We painted pictures of aliens and made more rockets using the small bricks. The children shared their knowledge of planets and learnt new names. We used the small world to tell our own space stories. We watched rockets going in to space on the computer. I wonder where we will go next week!

To infinity and beyond!

Our first week

Welcome to the first term of the new school year.

The children's first week in Reception went very quickly. They all did amazingly well and settled to the new morning routines with ease.

Although there were familiar faces for all in the class there were still new friends to make. They have met the reception rabbits, Anna and Elsa. The children have also become more familiar with their new classroom and the outdoor area. Popular activities have included lego, drawing and painting and play dough in the classroom. Outside the sand and the mud kitchen have been busy!

This week the children have been staying to lunch. They are enjoying eating with their friends and again have settled really well.

As Autumn approaches please make sure your child has a pair of wellington boots in school so that they can still access the outdoor area whatever the weather.



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