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Kindergarten

Class Teacher and Yellow Group Key Worker: Miss Hindley
Red Group Key Worker: Mrs Walsh / Purple Group Key Worker: Mrs Parr
Blue Group Key Worker: Miss Queenan / Green Group Key Worker: Mrs Lay 

our topic is: once upon a time..

Our topic is all about traditional tales. We will be reading a traditional tale each week and focusing all of our activities on that story. The stories we will be reading are Goldilocks and The Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Little Red Hen, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and The Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood.
We have included some of the things we will be focusing on this term and have given ideas about how you can help at home. Please do feel free to come and talk to us if you would like more information.
Please share your learning from home on Tapestry. We love to see what you get up to and the children love to share it with their friends. If you have any problems, please speak to the class teacher. 

Tapestry

It would be brilliant if you could share as many learning experiences with your child as possible, based on what we are learning about in class. If you do this, we would love to see what you have been doing on Tapestry. You can log onto Tapestry and upload pictures and write a summary of what you have been doing. This will then be added to your child’s online learning journal.

Prime Areas of Development:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

.. Keeping play going by responding to what others are saying or doing
.. Becoming more outgoing towards unfamiliar people and more confident in new social situations
.. Adapting behaviour to changes in routine and different events and social situations 

You can help at home by:

* Exploring places where other children play, e.g. playgrounds, soft play areas, dance classes. See how your child reacts to the new situations.

Communication and Language: 

.. Anticipating key events and phrases in familiar stories
.. Showing an understanding of “why” and “how” questions
.. Beginning to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (using “and” and “because”)

You can help at home by:

*Reading familiar stories with your child and letting them guess what will happen next.

Physical Development: 

.. Holding a pencil using thumb and two fingers (tripod grip)
.. Clearly communicating a need for the potty or toilet 

You can help at home by:

*Working together with school on a toilet training plan for your child. If they are not yet ready, talk with your child’s key worker about how to introduce the concept to your child.

Specific Areas of Development:

Literacy

. Becoming aware of story structure
. Sometimes giving meanings to marks as we draw and paint
 

You can help at home by:

*Talk to your child about the story you have read. See if they can retell it in order.

Maths

.. Representing numbers using marks on paper
.. Showing an interest in shapes in the environment
  

You can help at home by:

*Talking about shapes that you see in the environment. Try going on a shape hunt and seeing what shapes you can find.

Don’t forget to share these activities with us on Tapestry!

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
We will close our door at 8.45am for the morning session and 12.45pm for the afternoon session.If you arrive after this, please go to the main office to register and a teacher will come to collect your child. If for any reason your child cannot attend, please telephone the office to let us know. 

Tapestry online learning journal

We love seeing what your child is doing at home on Tapestry.

Snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. From Monday 23rd April, children in Kindergarten will not be charged for snack.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 24th April: Little Urchins Photographer in Kindergarten
Thursday 3rd April: School Closed (Voting)
Monday 7th May: Bank Holiday Monday (School Closed)
Friday 25th May: Last Day Of Term 

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