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Seedling class summer term update

Oh my goodness it’s here already, the last half term of the year. I ‘m finding it difficult to believe how quickly this year has gone by. With lots to do over the next few weeks I’m sure these will fly by as well!

We will begin the half term continuing our topic on travel and transport using another quality text as our catalyst for learning. We will finish the year by learning about safari animals and (hopefully) will have an educational visit to consolidate this learning.

Classroom changes: There are a number of changes to routines coming to Seedlings classroom over this half term to prepare children for transition to the next year group.

Beginning June 10th reception children are able to join the rest of the school on the playground and field first thing in the morning. They can leave their bags and coats by the decking ready to be collected on the way in. A Seedlings adult will be outside to ensure their safety and take any messages from parents.

Parents of next years reception children will now be asked to say goodbye to their child at the decking door. With current reception children being outside this is an ideal opportunity for them to begin to take responsibility for their own bags and organise themselves. I have a little secret: They already do it at the end of each session when you’re not there! 😉

We are also changing routines for pupils who arrive at school after gates have closed. If you have to bring your child to the front door you will be asked to say goodbye to them in the entrance hall and a member of the office team will show them through.

Nursery collections are also changing. Instead of waiting by the green gate at collection times please wait in the front playground, we will continue to bring children to you. We have been increasingly worried about children running off towards the road while parents re-lock the double gate. We hope this solves the problem.

Please ensure that other adults bringing and collecting your child to school are also aware of the new routines.

Moving on: There will be a number of transition events in this half term to help children develop a sense of what life will be like in their next year group.

Reception children will have the opportunity to get to know Mr Lamoureux a little better and spend some time in their new classroom. While next years reception will have opportunities to meet their new peers as they come to spend some time in school.

Summer sunshine: Please remember to send your child to school with a hat and apply sun cream before leaving home in the morning.

Water bottles: With the warmer weather we would like to ensure that children are drinking enough and have a plentiful supply of water inside and outside the classroom. Could you please supply your child with a named water bottle to use in school. These will come home at weekends to be cleaned and will need returning to school every Monday.

Sports Day 17th July: As usual we will join the rest of the school and the children from St Edmunds for the day. Reception children will take part in events through the day. Nursery children will take part in events during the afternoon only therefore there will be no nursery session during the morning. Nursery children are welcome to watch with family during the morning. More details to follow.


End of Year Reports: Will be coming home later this half term for every child in Seedlings. While writing report is a long and sometimes onerous task it really brings home to me how special and individual each child is and how far they have come in the year. I hope you enjoy reading them.

Finally a couple of reminders; PE kits should be in school all week. Children must have a change of shoes for PE, trainers are best. The shoes they wear in school are not appropriate, if the weather is bad and they get muddy they can not then be worn inside.

Children should not bring toys and other items from home into school. The only exception, on the odd occasion is something special (certificate, trophy etc) which they would like to share with the class.

Both of these points are whole school policy, if children become used to them now they will be second nature as they move through the school.

We aim to do the best we can for every child so if you have any questions, queries or concerns please feel free to pop in to see me or email me on n.jones@wvpschools.org.


Many thanks

Nikki Jones

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