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Seedling class Autumn term update


Our work this term will cover a variety of themes. We will begin by looking at Diwali, Guy Fawkes, using both themes to engage the children in pattern making, and Remembrance. This will be followed by a continuation of our fairy tales theme using the books ‘The Jolly Postman’ and ‘The Jolly Christmas postman'. We will of course then look at the celebration of ‘Christmas’ which will involve our annual Nativity. This term will also see the introduction of the wall of wonder. The wall is place for us to all celebrate things which are special to our class mates. Each child is invited to bring in something special to them that they can talk about. This can be a photo memory, an item, tickets, books, leaflets/flyers from a day out pretty much anything (no toys please unless they have a very specific meaning), ideally we would like to hang it on the wall. For each item the class will consider questions which we can ask, these will then be used in a talk time. If your child has something they would like to share keep an eye on the board and if there is space please do send it in.


Role play: Our role play area this half term will morph between a post office and Santas workshop. If you have any empty envelopes (used is fine), old Christmas cards, gift tags, oddments of wrapping paper, gift bags etc that we could make use of we would be extremely grateful.


Tapestry: Thank you to everyone who is logging on and adding to their child’s learning journey. Your observations are a crucial part of our assessments as children will often do things at home that they do not do at school. Did you know that parental engagement is a required part of your child’s school experience? This is one way you can help to meet that requirement.


PE kit: PE will continue to be on. Thursday morning and will be outside this term. Children must have appropriate PE clothing; tracksuit/jogging trousers, sweatshirt and suitable outdoor trainers. A spare pair of socks is also advisable.


Forest School: Will continue on Wednesday’s, on some occasions this may be Wednesday mornings. Children will need a suitable warm change of clothes. Hats, gloves and a coat are also a must as the weather gets cooler. Please note that for safety reasons we do not allow children to wear scarves when at school.


Toys in school: Although our policy is no toys in school many children have asked if they can bring books from home to share. We are happy for this to happen and have explained to the children that the books will need to remain in their trays while they are in school.


Nativity: It is a few weeks away as yet but it will soon be here. Our performances will be at 2pm on Wednesday 11th December and at 6pm (times tbc) on Thursday 12th December. Reception children will be required for both performances. Nursery children are only required for the Wednesday afternoon performance. If your child is not usually in but you would like them to take part that is not a problem. There will be a letter with more details nearer the time.


Fees and funding codes reminder: Funding codes must be renewed a term in advance, so now is the time to login to your account and renew for January. Without an active code we cannot claim on your behalf. This could mean that you will be invoiced for any sessions taken. Please note that CMAT policy now requires nursery fees to be paid in advance. Failure to do so may result in attendance at non-funded sessions being terminated. Please speak to the school office if you require confidential support with this.


Celebration assembly: Reception children will now be joining the rest of the school for the regular celebration assembly on Friday mornings at 9.00am. Parents will receive a text message, notifying them if their child will be receiving an award. Please join us in the school hall to celebrate your child’s achievements. Feel free to attend each week or just when your child receives an award.


Many thanks

Nikki Jones

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