Welcome to Early Years!


Thank you for all of your hard work and support this term. We hope you enjoyed looking at all of the fantastic learning at the Celebration Evening yesterday! We are very proud of the children and all they have achieved this term. 

Please continue to read at home and record reading as much as possible over the Easter holidays. As two weeks without reading can have a big impact on their current reading level. 


Please share our Easter question with your child/children. 

Would you rather have one big chocolate egg, or two small eggs? 

The children will be given the opportunity to discuss their ideas when they come back to school. 

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Happy Easter 

From the EY team. 


When the children come back after the Easter holidays, we will be asking them to write a recount about what they have been up to. If possible we would like the children to bring in pictures which can be used to support their writing. 

We understand that not everyone has access to a printer at home. Therefore try and encourage your child to draw a picture of themselves doing something which they can bring into school to share. 


Please remember Celebration of Learning Evening is on Wednesday 29th March. Please come to the school hall any time between 4.00pm and 6.00pm where work from the whole school will be displayed. Children, siblings and grandparents are also most welcome. 

Thank you. 


We have had some special visitors in Early Years this week! We have been writing instructions, designing our own aliens and thinking carefully about what makes a good friend. 

We have had an increasing number of children bringing in toys from home. Please can you remind them that they are not allowed in school in case they get broken or lost. Thank you. 


We have had lots of questions recently regarding the Read Write Inc books that are going home. Please see the following information. 

The children will only be taking home books when they are secure with the Set 1 Single Sounds and can blend independently. Once the children are secure with these sounds, the books will come home after the third read of the text in school. This means that the children should be able to read the story well because it has been practiced. Please return to school after having the book at home for 3 nights. The PA have generously purchased these (at a substantial cost) and the school do not have the funds to replace them. We would very much appreciate if you could provide your child with a named zipped wallet/sandwich bag/folder to keep their books in. 

Please be aware that not all groups will be taking books home at the same time. 

Thank you. 

The bears have had lots of fun at school over the past week! Thank you to all parents, the children thoroughly enjoyed their picnic. 


I am sure you have all heard about the mess Goldilocks has been making in the Early Years Unit this week! The children have had lots of fun being detectives, retelling the story and tasting different types of porridge. 


On Tuesday 28th the children will be bringing home invitations written to their Teddy bears inviting them into school for the day. Please do not send the bears in before you have received the invitation.  

Thank you to all the parents who have been sending in clean, plastic milk bottle tops. We still have a collection box in the office and class teachers are happy to take any from book bags so please keep saving them. 



Thank you to all the parents who attended parents' evening. It was great to see you all. We enjoyed sharing the fantastic learning your children have been doing this half term. 

Have a wonderful half term! 


Every week we will be sharing a question with you. It is a great opportunity for you to discuss and share ideas with your child/children. On the following Monday the children will have the opportunity to discuss their own ideas.


Would you rather be a spider or a fly?

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Please make sure the children have a plastic wallet/bag/folder to keep their Read Write Inc. book in. Each book will cost £1 to replace.  


As part of the Read Write Inc. program some the children will be receiving a book to read at home once they have finished the third read of the text. Please return the books to school after having the book at home for three nights. These books will be in addition to other reading books sent home. They are made purely of paper, therefore we would very much appreciate if you could provide your child with a named zipped wallet/sandwich bag/folder to keep their book in. 

Some of the children in Early Years are still working on hearing and saying single sounds. If your child does not receive a book please keep reviewing the sounds in the Green Sound Book until they are ready to move on. 


Parents evening this term is on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th February. Please make sure you book an appointment online. If you can not make the available dates please speak to your class teacher. You will have the opportunity to look through your child's learning journey. Please be aware that the learning journey is a snapshot of your child at that time, if you have any questions about what they have been doing please speak to the class teacher. 



This week we have finished our Winter Wonderland topic. The children have really enjoyed learning about the changes you can see as we move through the seasons. For our fab finish this week we all enjoyed a little cup of hot chocolate! Have a look at the pictures below. 

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

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We started our Winter Wonderland topic this week and the children have been experimenting with lots of play snow (shaving Foam!) Have a look at the pictures below. 

All the children are very excited at the prospect of real snow. If we do have snow, please come into school with boots, but the children will need shoes to change into for the classroom. Please refer to Mrs Bates email in the event of an emergency school closure.

The children are now working in Read, Write Inc. groups . Please continue to reinforce the sounds learnt so far. The children need to be reading as much as possible at home.

We would like parents to come and hear readers in school. Please speak to your child’s class teacher, if you can spare any time.