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Class 1 – Nursery / Reception

Teacher: Miss Parry
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Maudsley and Mrs Morris

Welcome to Class 1's web page! Our nursery and reception children learn together through play. We have a bright and engaging indoor area, as well as a large outdoor area with lots of opportunities to explore.

Our topic this term is "Extraordinary Gardeners". We will be reading lots of stories about gardens and plants including "The Extraordinary Gardener". We will be growing our own gardens and planting seeds. We will be creating flower artwork and thinking about what plants needs to grow. In maths, we will continue to look addition, subtraction and number bonds through lots of practical activities.

Children will have PE every Thursday and Active 30 will take place every day. Please make sure your child's PE kit is labelled and brought into school in a separate bag to remain in school. We do encourage all children to get changed independently so please practise this at home if you need to.

Please make sure your reading books, sound flashcards and numbers are in school every day, as we try and read as much as possible. Reading books will be changed every Friday.

Show and Tell
We would love the children to share something from home each week and talk about it to their class. Examples to "show" could include a certificate, something they've made at home or a leaflet or picture of a recent day trip or holiday. Children can also "tell", meaning they can just talk about something important to them or something exciting that's happened. Instead of bringing these objects into school, please email pictures of them to Show and tell will take place every Thursday.

Learning Journeys are updated weekly on Target Tracker Link, so please make sure to check these regularly to see what we have been learning.

How you can help at home
Read with your child every day, even if it's just for 5/10 minutes.
Continue to read longer stories to your child, to develop their imagination and love of reading.
Encourage your child to be independent such as zipping up their own coat, doing their buttons and carrying their bags into school.
Explore coins together – can reception children name all coins from 1p to £2?

Here is a video to watch explaining how to pronounce each of the phonics sounds.
Read Write Inc Sounds

Recommended online games:

Phonics play
Teach your monster to read

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School tours

We are now offering school tours to prospective parents! Whether you are looking for a place in Reception for the next academic year, looking to enrol their child in our nursery or looking to move your child from another setting, we want to hear from you! Tours will follow strict social distancing measures

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Hello Yellow Day

Next Friday (9th October), we are taking part in "Hello Yellow" for World Mental Health Day. We are inviting the children to come in non-uniform. This could be with a splash of yellow or dressing like a sunshine for a donation of £1 for Young Minds. Please find the attached letter, this

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Mrs McGhie – New Class 2 Teacher

Reception and Year 1, Please have a look at the video below that your new class teacher, Mrs McGhie, has recorded to say hello to you all prior to coming back to school in September. Obviously, with the current pandemic, it has not been possible to have any time with your class teacher for next year

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Class 1 and 2 Storytime – Kitchen Disco

Kitchen Disco Don't forget to check out the Kitchen Disco song Can you have your own kitchen disco? What do you

Class 1 and 2 Storytime – Odd Dog Out

Odd Dog Out Can you use the template (on the News section of the website) or draw and design your own 'Odd Dog Out'? Nursery – Can you sound out dog like

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Class 1 and 2 Storytime – A Squash and a Squeeze

Squash and a squeeze You can have a bit of art fun with this story... Can you decorate a box or tube to make your own little house? How many playdough/toy animals can you fit into it? Could you draw a picture of the Old Lady's house or use a picture

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