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Thank you

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We would like to say a big well done and thank you to all Reception children for a fantastic year! You have worked extremely hard and it has been a pleasure teaching you lots of exciting new things. We have had a wonderful year with you all and have made some great memories. We would also like to thank you for your school fund contributions which allowed us to:

  • Make jam roly polys and pizzas.
  • purchase our duckling eggs and watch them grow into ducks.
  • purchase our caterpillars and watch them turn into butterflies.
  • pay for our trip to Beddington Park.

Thank you also for your very kind and generous gifts. We wish you all the best for Year 1 and look forward to seeing you around school!

Have a fantastic Summer!

The Reception team.

This week’s learning

In phonics we played some of our favourite games from Phonics Play and Busy Things, such as pass the parcel, Scribble and Spell, fishing for tricky words and Buried Treasure.

In maths we also played a range of interactive and physical games.

In topic, we enjoyed writing to our new teachers to tell them what we like doing and what we are good at.  We were excited to take part in some activities with our new classes and we discussed what we are looking forward to in Year 1 and what we are nervous about. We also had a question and answer session with current Year 1 children.

Reception enjoyed taking part in Sports Day on Wednesday and were delighted to see so many grown-ups there to support them. Well done Reception for a fantastic Sports Day and for your hard work practising the races this term!

Please remember that school will finish at the normal time of 3:05pm on Tuesday 23rd July.

Have a great weekend,

The Reception team.

Swimming Volunteers 2019/20

Children swimming in the pool

This September 2019 will see the return of our wonderful school pool and swimming lessons once a week for the first Autumn term.

We are therefore looking for volunteers who would be willing to support their child’s Year 1 class from September 2019. In order to volunteer you will need to have a valid DBS check. You can speak to your child’s current class teacher if you would like to apply for a DBS check through the school and we can give you the appropriate paperwork. Please be aware that a DBS check takes 6 weeks to be approved, so you will need to volunteer promptly if you would like to help from September.

Ideally, we would like two volunteers per class, who could either help the children with their swimming together, or could come in to help on alternate weeks. You will be getting into the water with the children in order to support the swimming instructor.

We cannot yet confirm the swimming timetable, however if you are interested then please let your child’s current class teacher know your availability.

Thanks in advance. Please could this message be added to any Reception Facebook or Whatsapp groups to spread the word.

Thank you.

Class Teacher Awards

Congratulations to the following children who received a Class Teacher’s Award this week:

June Bug: Nathan and Kaia

IWS: Alex and Chenghao

Rainbow Bug: Stefanos and Elsie

Centipede: Judy and Ayan

Well done to the following children who received a Year Group Leader’s Award this week:

YGL: Ahaana (JB), Olivia (JB) Hanna (JB) Peter (JB) Elsa (JB) Emily (JB) Hollie (JB) Esmae (IWS) Alpha (IWS) P

Reading Books

We are collecting all reading books this Friday (19th July) Please aim to have the book finished by then! If any books have been lost please have a good look as these will be charged at £5.00 each to replace.

As your child will not have a book to read over the summer from school, please try to read a variety of books that you have at home during this time.

School Fund – Thank You

Thank you for all of the contributions we have received towards school fund this year.  Reception have put our school fund towards a trip to Beddington Park, duckling eggs and caterpillars. Our trip gave us opportunities to explore the local environment and investigate minibeasts in their natural habitats. Watching ducklings hatch from their eggs provided us with the opportunity to observe how living things change over a period of time. We were also fascinated to see how much our caterpillars changed before turning into butterflies.

Thank you!

The Reception team.