Category Archives: Messages for parents

Story Time Hook Day Wednesday 19th September

To introduce our topic ‘Story Time’, we will be a having a hook day on Wednesday 19th September. Throughout the day, the children will be talking about their favourite stories and they will complete a range of story themed activities.

We are inviting the children to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. You may like to look on the internet or in the shops for costume ideas, although there is no expectation to buy a costume.  An alternative to buying a costume is for families to make their own. Below are some ideas.








Health and Well Being

Today we had our first Health and Well Being morning. This links with the personal, social and emotional  development (PSED) strand of our curriculum. We read the story ‘The Dot’, by Peter Reynolds. We discussed how the characters in the story were feeling and we began to think about how we can develop a growth mindset.  We learnt that we should always keep on trying!

The children also discussed situations where they have persevered:

“I keep on hula hooping. Every time I try,I get better and better.” – Hollie

“I tried and tried to do writing before.” – Nathan

“Last year I couldn’t write my name but I practised and now I can.” – Lenny


Playground Equipment

Reception children have fantastic climbing frames in their outdoor area.  This week staff have started to take children out, in small groups, to explore the equipment safely.  We understand that children are very excited to play on this equipment but due to health and safety reasons children are not allowed to play on the equipment before and after school.  We kindly ask that you support us by talking to your children about this and reminding them that we only play on the equipment during school time, when there is the appropriate supervision and ratios of children.

Thank you   


The children will be taking part in PE every Thursday. Please note this will not start until Thursday 20th September. A PE kit should be provided in a drawstring bag and should include:

*Emerald green t-shirt with logo
*Plain navy blue shorts
*Plimsolls (slip-on or Velcro variety)
*Optional navy tracksuit in winter in addition to shorts and t-shirt.

Details of our full school uniform policy can be found on our school website.

Thank you.