Kindergarten

Class Teacher : Miss Newman
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Parr, Mrs Lay, Mrs Burns, Mrs McDade

our topic is: bears

The children will be becoming familiar with a range of stories featuring bears.
We will be exploring the colours in ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’; using positional vocabulary in ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’; talking about the size of objects in ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’; discussing the sounds we hear around us through ‘Peace at Last’; and using our imaginations in ‘Whatever Next’. 

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:

* Beginning to show interest in the play of other children and
start to join in.
* Try to help or give comfort when others are distressed.  

You can help at home by:

Arrange opportunities for your child to play with others; pretend their teddy is hurt – encourage them to be kind, comfort them and look after him/her.

Communication and Language: 

* Listening to stories with interest.
* Responding to their names.
* Give items when asked.
* Using words to communicate. 

You can help at home by:

Read stories to your child and encourage them to interact with the books by asking them to point to and name the pictures; use their name to get their attention; expect them to use words, not just gestures, when asking for things.

Physical Development: 

* Showing increasing control over jugs for pouring, tools for
making marks, and turning pages of books.
* Climb with confidence on climbing equipment.
* Taking off and putting own shoes/wellies on. 

You can help at home by:

Let your child play with jugs and containers in the baths; encourage them to turn pages of books when you read to them; take them to the park and encourage them to climb; encourage them to independently put on/take off their own shoes.

Specific Areas of Development:

Understanding the World

* Remembering where things belong.
* Playing with small-world toys e.g. train track, farm etc. 

You can help at home by:

Encourage your child to tidy up and put things away when they have finished playing with them; make up stories around going on a journey or a day at the farm.

Expressive Arts and Design

* Create sounds, by banging, shaking, tapping or blowing.
* Experiments with blocks, colours and marks. 

You can help at home by:

Give your child pots and pans and encourage them to make sounds; give them sticks in sand, crayons and finger paints to make marks with.

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.

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

Thursday 22nd November: Reading INSPIRE
Friday 14th December: Nativity

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