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29th September 2017

We have loved exploring the story of Stick Man this week. We made some collages using natural materials, made our own Stick man/ leaf booklets, and did some mark making using sticks in glittery sand.


Next week’s theme will be, ‘Handa’s Surprise’.  We will be reading the story and focus on African culture. We will be retelling the story through mark making and role play, recreating ‘Kente patterns’, listening to African music and exploring instruments. We will also talk about our own cultures and where our families come from. Please could your children bring in an object related to the family’s history by Tuesday 3rd October. The children will share and talk about the object - where it is from and what it means to them.

22nd September 2017

We are pleased to say that all the children have started well and they have settled in and are getting to know each other and our class routines. 


This week we looked at the story ‘Stick Man’. We drew pictures of stick man, made stick men on large and small scales and visited our school wooded area where we made stickmen and dens for animals. We will continue to look at this book next week. We will be creating collages using natural materials. Please could you bring in leaves, twigs, conkers, feathers etc

15th September 2017

Welcome to the first Reception newsletter of the year! We hope this will be distributed each week so parents/carers are aware of the following week’s activities.


The children have settled in well and are getting to know each other and our class routines. 

We will display our weekly timetables on the windows near the entrance to the classroom for you all to have a look at.


Next week is outdoor adventure week! We will be looking at the story “Stick Man” by Julia Donaldson and exploring the wooded area. Over the weekend can you collect as many sticks as possible and bring them. As the wooded area can become quite muddy, could you also ensure that your child has a labelled pair of wellies in school.