Reception - Starfish 2017 - 2018

Mrs Nolan

Welcome to our Starfish Webpage

Myself (Mrs Nolan), Mrs Rushworth and Mrs Sorrell would like to welcome you all to the new school year and welcome to our Starfish class. The children have settled really brilliantly and are working and playing so well already, which is very pleasing. Thank you for your support in sending the 'Chatterboxes' and 'All About Me' booklets in with your children. They have enjoyed talking to the class about the special things they have filled them with and some children will have their turn over the next few days. It has been a great way for us to get to know each other and the children have been asking each other questions about what is in their box.

In Phonics - Letters and Sounds we are revisiting Phase 2 letters they might have started to learn in the Nursery.

In Maths we have been learning all about the 'Threeness of 3!' and will move onto the 'Fourness and 4!'

In Literacy we are learning to write our name using the cursive text formation and practising holding our pencil with a strong tripod grip. We will be sending home the cursive formation of letters information during our second Reception Induction meeting on Thursday 21st at 9.00am in the Infant hall. We will also tell you about our reading system. Your child has come home with a Reading Diary, story book from the book area and a Reading Book. The story book can be changed daily by yourselves with the children, but the reading book is changed with an adult when they read it to us in school at least once a week. They will also start Guided Reading sessions in addition to this when we feel they are ready.

Forest School will be every Monday Morning...we will call it Muddy Mondays! On Monday's your child does not need their school uniform, they can come to school in just their Forest School clothes. We also ask that your child bring their own waterproofs and wellies in a bag to go on their coat peg. They will put them on after registration.

PE is every Thursday morning. We will be doing indoor PE this term. Please ensure they have shorts and tshirt to change into in a bag on their coat peg. Please ensure all items of clothing have their name clearly written in them.

Some reminders; your child can bring a water bottle in to the class every day, and for those who do not bring a bottle we do have fresh water jug and cups which we provide for the children whenever they need a drink. Also, all children now need  to come to school with a warm coat as the weather is now turning colder. 

Useful Website ideas:

A great website to use for Forest School and outside activities is the nature detectives website.

Mrs Nolan (Starfish Teacher)


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Christian Theme of the Month

The Christian theme for this half term is 'Truthfulness'.

In school we will be:

Helping children to explore and understand the concept of truth.

Encouraging all members of the school community to be truthful in their interaction with one another.

Exploring the concept of being true to oneself.

Encouraging children to develop their understanding of the moral choices we are sometimes faced with in life.

Exploring how through Jesus's teaching we are given an insight into the nature of God and the way he means us to live.

Parents and carers, please help us at home to support your child in their understanding of the above concepts.