Week 19 2020

Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 7:29am

Welcome to the Week 19 blog.

The children all enjoyed their fabulous trip to Sea Life Manchester this week. Thanks again to all the volunteer helpers. You have, hopefully, recovered by now! Thank you also for attending your child's Learning Review Meeting. Please return the Pupil Questionnaire in your child's book bag as soon as you can. We have a third meeting at the end of April (details to follow) and then you receive a written summative report, similar to those from nursery, at the end of the Summer Term. As always, if you have any concerns or questions about your child in the interim, please simply chat to your classteacher at the end of the day or send a note in and we will contact you.

Next Friday we have our Share a Story session. The format will be as previously, you come in through your child's class door at 2.55 and spend 15 minutes sharing a book with your child. We will have lots of non-fiction books about water available to help you enhance your child's knowledge of this term's topic. We try to vary the day we hold Share a Story in order that as many parents/grandparents are able to attend.

The phonics for next week are ow (as in now and down) and oi (as in boil and join). Most of the children have embedded the phonemes we have covered so far this term and some are beginning to use them in their writing!

Thank you to everyone who has returned the "parental contribution" (Knowledge of the World etc.) termly sheets. We have put extra copies of them all in the reception parents' area, inside Class 9's door, in case you need them. These sheets are a key element of our assessment of your child's experiences and achievements outside of school and, as such, form a vital part of our judgement against the national standards for the end of Reception in June. For example, this half term's technology sheet enables us to see what different types of technology your child experiences and recognises outside of school. This is obviously a much broader range than they are able to experience in school. These are, therefore, vital pieces of evidence that give us a more complete picture of your child and enable us to make more secure assessments.If you have any questions about them, please see your class teacher.

Next week we will be investigating what happens to water when it is placed in a variety of places (classroom, outdoors, fridge, freezer). It will help your child's understanding if you can show/discuss with your child, the difference between a fridge and a freezer over the weekend. 

Whatever you are doing, stay safe and have fun.

Best wishes

The Reception Team