Sunday, 22 April 2018

Nursery Newsletter Week 2


Term: Summer 1 Date: 23.04.18
Dear Parents and Carers,
 hope you enjoyed your weekend and made the most of the lovely sunny weather.

As we move into the Summer Term we are trying to encourage a greater level of independence.
If you could encourage the children to come in and do their own jobs and say goodbye  we would appreciate it. We will be praising children who are showing high levels of independence. Well Done to the children and the parents who have already started to encourage this.

This half term we will be learning about jungle animals. Last week we read the story of `Walking through the jungle` This week we will be moving on to the story `Rumble in the Jungle` we will continue  singing the song 5 Little monkeys jumping on the bed. We will be making paper plate jungle animals and creating the sounds of jungle animals through a range of musical instruments.
We will also be continuing our phonic programme Read, write, inc and beginning to teach the children letter sounds. We will be holding short meetings to explain what we do during our Read ,Write inc sessions  and ways you can support your child at home on Friday at 10.30 and 2.30.
It will be lovely to see as many as our parents as possible attending.

Thank you to all the parents who have already set up their Squid accounts to pay for the school trip.
There have been a few technical problems but the school trip should be on and ready to pay for by Tomorrow lunchtime. Thank you for your patience.
Our children loved the nice weather last week .Thank you for the parents who put sun cream on their children and sent in water bottles. This really does help in the hot weather.

Dates for your diary
Friday 27th May-Read ,write, inc phonics meetings- 10.30 and 2.30
Nursery parents interviews-Monday April 30th 9.00-4.00
Tuesday 1st May-9.00-5.00
Thursday 3rd May-Nursery closed polling day
Monday 7th May-Bank Holiday
Friday 11th May-Nursery outing to Barleylands
Friday 25th May-Nursery closed for Staff training

The Big Pedal 2018

From the 23 April to 4 May we are asking you to join in with the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge. During the next two weeks we want as many pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. On each day, we will compete with other schools to see which school can get as many of their pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. Our school will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards including bike stunt shows, equipment and storage if over 15% of our school community cycle or scoot on each day of the challenge.

Make the most of our lovely weather and join in with the fun to see how many prizes we can win for our school.

Reception Newsletter Summer Term Week 2

Term: Summer 1 Date: 23.04.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

We would like to extend our thanks to all those parents who have already started encouraging their children to come in of a morning independently. From tomorrow we are asking all parents to encourage a higher level of independence and allow their children to walk to their classes by themselves and completing early morning routines independently.  

We will continue with our topic of ‘Growing and changing’ by reading the traditional tale ‘Jack and the beanstalk’. The children will have the opportunity to plant their very own beanstalks, which we will then replant in our outside area and continue to watch them grow.

This week we will be receiving our caterpillars and we will be discussing the life cycle of a butterfly. The children will have an opportunity to see first-hand the different stages of metamorphoses a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly.

Thank you for all of the junk modelling you provided, the children thoroughly enjoyed creating their very own mini beast habitats.

A little reminder Wednesday is our PE day, please ensure your child has their named PE kit in school.
When/if we have warmer weather could you please ensure your child comes to school with a sun hat and water bottle.

We are on Week 2 of the Havering catering services. On Wednesday we have a special ‘Barnyard Bash’ menu
Red Tractors hot dog with straw fries
Farmer Jo’s BBQ chicken with straw fries
Old MacDonald’s macaroni cheese with garlic bread
Corn on the cob

Little Bo Peeps’ iced muffin
Also available: fresh fruit, yoghurt, cheese and crackers

Our Learning Objectives for this term are:-

Personal, Social and Emotional:

Explains own knowledge and understanding, and asks appropriate questions of others.

Aware of the boundaries set, and of behavioural expectations in the setting.

Confident to speak to others about own needs, wants, interests and opinions.

Communication and Language:
Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.

Extends vocabulary, especially by grouping and naming, exploring the meaning and sounds of new words.

ELG: They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.

Physical Development:
Practices some appropriate safety measures without direct supervision. Uses simple tools to effect changes to materials.

Children show good control and coordination in large and small movements.

Uses phonetic knowledge to write simple CVC words.

Uses vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly influenced by their experiences of books.

Attempts to write short sentences, which they can then read back.

Count reliably from 1-20.

Order numbers from 1-20.

Identify 1 more or less of a given number.

Expressive Art and Design:
Experiment with changing songs.

Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect.

Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of resources.

Understanding the World:

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to living things.

Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

Learning Challenge

Each half term we will be setting our pupils a challenge related to their learning. We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how their children's learning can be extended at home. Thank you to all the families who completed this last term we hope to see

The learning challenge will include either a nursery rhyme, famous person, illustration or a piece of music. Please talk to your child about the challenge and help them to engage in their learning. The children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class.

  Person: Mr Bloom

Piece of Art: Eric Carle - illustrator

Illustration by Eric Carle

Person: Mr Bloom

1. To find out facts about the illustrator.

2. To make a collage of one of his illustrations.

3. To choose a favourite illustration and talk/write about why you like it.

Draw a portrait of the person.

Find out facts about the person.

Watch the person in action.

Dates for your Diary:
Thursday 3rd May- Polling day-School closed
Monday 7th May-School closed May Day bank holiday
Friday 25th May-School Closed Staff Training
Monday 28th May-1st June School Closed-Half Term

 If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is

Kind regards

Friday, 20 April 2018

Reading Awards

The following pupil have read 10 books and receive a bookmark for their efforts,Isabelle Clarke, Riley Newman and Jazib Mohammed

Daniel O-Akimyomilo, Junior Williams, Luka Kulsinskaite, Anya Shorter, Alexandra Winjobi, Donald Kwarteng and Charlie Gambleton have achieved bronze reading awards for reading 25 books.

Silver Reader awards go to Ema Navickaite, Alexa Dormer, Lucas Grigore,Beau Maunders and Maya-Victoria Moliki who have read 50 books. They each receive a silver certificate and a £5 book token for their efforts.

Star Writers

These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer; Arya Ahmed, James Mubwiliza, Junior Williams, Elise Varghese, Albert Penson, Indiana Moore, Rehan Riyaz, Benjamin Winjobi, Lexi-Rose Milton, Asia Blissett, Jessie Leigh Bridges, Fizzah Mohammed, Summer Stone, Ruby Anderson, Simeon Okoye, Brooke Gray, Raul Misinciuc, Yakoub Idir, Lily Beckinsdale, Hope Brooks and Amelia Tattam
Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.
Barbados -Sumad Bangura
Wales -Harrison Jennings
Jamaica -Jaion Bell 
Scotland -Joshua Hart
St Lucia -Gabriel Ajala 
Germany -Daumantas Paulauskas
New Zealand -Yazmina Ille 
Greece -Kitt Vigors
Australia -Adam Idir 
Italy -Millie Penson
Palau -Ruby Sinclair
U.S.A -Chase Safo Kwakye
Madagascar -Ayan Zahid
Canada -Sophie Andreetti-Brown
Egypt -Brooke Debono
Mexico -Chelsey Gjonpalaj
Kenya -Macie Leigh Merritt
Chile -Josh Harvey
N. Ireland -Hope With
Brazil -Alfie Minney
Argentina -Aaron Kettley

Certificate of Presentation

Well done to Jessica Iancu who has presented her work beautifully; She has shown pride in her work and taken care with her handwriting and number formation.