Special Person Afternoon!
On Thursday 19th March at 2.30pm, each child may choose one special person they would like to invite to our special person afternoon. The afternoon is for that special person to sit back and relax, whilst you are entertained and waited on by your children, to show how much they love you. The children will be performing songs, sharing their learning journey and there will be a number of activities for you to complete with your child. Refreshments will be provided by the HSA.
Please try to complete at least two parts of a home learning challenge each week, this will support learning at school and improve your child's progress. Along with reading every night, your child will be given some High Frequency Words (HFWs) to practise reading and spelling at home. These words will be linked to your child's RWI group and will help your child read fluently.
Forest School is Open Again!!
Please send the children into school in their warm forest school clothes every Friday!! Ps don’t forget their PE kits in a bag. What an exciting day Friday is going to be - forest school and PE in one day!
Art Day! 10.01.20
To start our topic off with a BANG, Mrs Nixon has planned an Art day for us! On Friday 10th January please come into school wearing old clothes that you don’t mind getting covered in paint, glue, clay or glitter! How exciting!!
As of the 17th of January, every Friday the children will need to bring their PE kits into school with them in a bag. We will be there to help the children as much as possible, however please continue practising dressing and undressing independently at home. Also remember EVERYTHING needs to have a name or at least initials in order to avoid confusion/lost items.
(Wednesday’s PE lesson will continue as normal)
Stay and play!!
Stay and play will resume as normal, Starting Wednesday 8th January.
The children's passwords and usernames for purplemash have been sent home. Please help the children access activities set by Miss Mallin - thank you.
Over the half term break, please collect any empty plastic bottles that you have at home. Thank you.
YR Open Afternoon!
Tuesday 22nd October at 3.00pm - a chance to come and look through our Learning Journeys with the children. We hope to see you there.
Wanted Old Telephones!
If you have any old unwanted telephones at home, please send them in to support our learning through play. Thank you.
As the children are becoming more confident at story telling, they will be coming home with Pink banded books. These books will have simple sentences in, don't be alarmed that the children cannot read them! Share the story with your child, encourage them to point to the words as you read them and repeat each sentence to you. The children will naturally start to recognise some common words in the books or recognise a pattern in the story. Enjoy this quality time together!
Friday 11th October is OLSK's Community Languages Day!
During this day we will be celebrating all the different languages spoken in our community. Reception will be focusing on learning French - Please come into school wearing red, white & blue to symbolise the French Flag. Thank you.
PE Wednesday!! 30.09.19
Starting this week, we will be doing PE on a Wednesday. Please come to school dressed in your PE and suitable trainers/pumps. Remember everything should have names!
On Thursdays please send the children in their scruffy clothes ready for forest school (Please remember to put names in everything that comes into school, including shoes and wellies). Thank you.
Please come and join us Friday 4th October at 9.00am, we are performing one song in front of the school. We are scarecrows in the celebration, so please send your child to school on this day wearing, black, brown or dark green clothing (plain) and don't forget their flippy floppy hats! Thank you.
Trikes & Scooters Wanted!!
If you have any unwanted trikes or scooters at home and would like to donate them to OLSK, please see one of the EYFS team. We often use our scooters to help improve our gross motor skills, which need to be established before we can hold a pencil effectively.
Reading Books!! - 23.09.19
Throughout this week, we will be giving out reading books to every child in Reception. The reading books will just have pictures in to start with, to get the children used to the characters and the process of bringing their book in everyday. The Reading books will be coming home in a folder, along with a Reading Record - these MUST be in school everyday. Each morning your child will take their folder out of their bag and place it into a basket, we will then read and sign any comments from parents and change books when necessary. Please ensure you are reading/sharing you child's book with them at home at least 3 times a week. Thank you! Miss Mallin
Reception Baseline Data!! -23.09.19
Baseline assessments are now complete and teaching can now start! The children are all aware of the classroom rooms and the routines so now the fun can really start - thank you for all of your Target Tracker Link info, you will receive an email soon with new observations from class.
When it is your child's birthday, they are allowed to come into school wearing their own clothes to celebrate the occasion. If their birthday falls on a weekend, they can choose to come into school in their own clothes on either the Monday or Friday.
Golden Book Assembly!
Each week we will choose two children that have shone out to us during the week, those children's parents will then be invited into school for a Golden Book Assembly. During the assembly the chosen children are awarded their certificate in front of the school and their parents.
Stay and Play!
Please join us for Stay and Play every Monday morning from 8.45 - 9.00am. This is a great opportunity for you to share learning with your child and see what kind of things we do during the day. We look forward to seeing you - have a lovely weekend!
Reception's Welcome Service!
Please come and join us for Reception's Welcome Service on Thursday 21st November at 2.30pm, HSA will be providing tea & biscuits too. We look forward to seeing you there!