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Seedlings Newsletter


Welcome back to my favourite term! Yes, the one that is filled with glitter! In the classroom this term we will begin with Guy Fawkes and then hope to have a look at castles, knights and dragons, before considering the meaning of Christmas more deeply. Reception will continue to develop their phonic knowledge and strategies for reading and in math’s we will all be looking at shapes and their properties.

Your child’s learning journey: After a trial period in school we have decided to sign up to ‘Tapestry’ an on-line learning journey. We are really excited about this as it will allow staff to log your child’s learning in real time and will allow you to view your child’s time at school through your own personal login. An information sheet is attached.  If you have any questions, require any help setting up your account or with using Tapestry I will be available in the classroom after school on Wednesday 8th November. Please let me know if you intend to come

PE: Continues to be on a Tuesday afternoon with Mr. Roberts. Your child’s kit should stay in school all week in case of timetabling changes. It is useful if kits contain a pair of socks.

30hr funding codes: Have to be renewed a term in advance; even if there have been no changes to your situation. Remember to login into your account and renew your code ready for January. If it isn’t renewed then we may not be able to claim on your behalf meaning you may be invoiced for any sessions taken, which had been allocated to the code.

Thursday afternoons: Reception children will be swimming this half term. They will need a swimming costume, hat and towel. Goggles can be worn if written permission has been given. They should wear clothes that can be taken off and put back on again independently. In our experience tights on girls are not a great option! All swimming aids are provided by the pool. Please leave your child’s car seat in school on a Thursday morning.

Due to reception swimming there will be no nursery provision on Thursday afternoons for this half term.

Celebration assembly: From Friday 3rd November reception children will be joining the rest of the school for celebration assembly at 9.00am in the school hall. Parents will receive a text message the afternoon before, notifying them if their child will be receiving an award that week. Parents and other family members are welcome to join staff and children in the school hall to celebrate each child’s achievements. Feel free to attend each week or just when your child receives an award.

Finally: A few reminders;

  • Nursery fees will be increasing slightly from the 30th October.
  • Please sign your child’s blue diary weekly to acknowledge any messages sent home.
  • Please remember that school starts at 9.00 am. It is disruptive for the whole class if children arrive late. A prompt arrival is particularly important on a Friday morning now reception are required to be in the school hall for assembly.

Feel free to pop in to see me or email me on n.jones@wvpschools.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Many thanks                         Nikki Jones