Kindergarten

Class Teacher : Ms Angliss
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Parr, Mrs Lay, Mrs Burns, Mrs McDade

our topic is: Magic Carpet.

Our theme this last half term is Magic Carpet. We will be like Aladdin and pretending to fly to exciting places on our Magic flying carpet based on the children’s interests such as to the seaside, the zoo and the shops. Please let us know about your exciting days out with your child.

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:

• Encouraging the children to play with others in their play.
• Raising the children’s awareness that some of their actions could hurt or harm others.

You can help at home by:

Support your child to play with other children.
Explain to your child that their actions can hurt others. 

Communication and Language: 

• Encouraging children to join in with stories and rhymes.
• Using talk in their play.
• Encouraging children to ask simple ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘where’ questions 

You can help at home by:

Encourage your child to ‘read’ the story with you. Sing songs together.
Encourage your child to talk about what they are doing in their play.
Encourage and ask your child simple questions using ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ questions.  

Physical Development: 

• Continuing to practice holding a pencil near point between their first two fingers and thumb.
• Encouraging children to draw simple shapes and lines.
• Practising catching a large ball.
• Supporting children to manage their toileting needs.
• Trying hard to put on our coats independently. 

You can help at home by:

Supporting your child with practising pencil grip by offering lots of opportunities for mark making at home.
Supporting your child’s fine motor development with patting or pressing pastry/playdough.
Encouraging your child to put on their own coat and do up the zipper as they get ready to go out or come home. 

Specific Areas of Development:

Literacy

• Joining in with stories that we know and use vocabulary from
stories in our play.
• Learning to handle books carefully.
• Encouraging the children to talk about what they draw or paint.  

You can help at home by:

Talking with your child about the stories and introducing new vocabulary.
Encouraging your child to put things back where they belong.
Offering your child opportunities to draw and paint and talk about their drawings. 

Maths

• Counting lots of things and encouraging children to
touch each item as they count.
• Reciting numbers 1 to 10.
• Counting anything including steps, claps or jumps.
• Looking at different shapes in the world around us 

You can help at home by:

Counting lots of objects in the home. E.g. how many cars have you got?
Looking at numbers when out and about - on buses, house numbers, etc.
Talking about shapes you can see together when at home or when out and about. 

Expressive Arts and Design

• Finding out about different textures.
• Being imaginative by taking on roles in their play.

You can help at home by:

Talking about how things feel, e.g. Is it soft? Is it hard?
Being involved in your child’s imaginative play.  

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.

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.

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. Please pay  £1 for 5 sessions or less and £1.50 for 6 or more sessions to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and milk.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy.
A School Dinner is £1.85 per day

Dates for your diary

Friday 28th June - Nursery open day for children attending Nursery in September
Monday 1st – 5th July – Hillstone Literacy Festival
Wednesday 3rd July - Reports sent home
Wednesday 3rd July - Farmers Market
Thursday 4th July – Parents Evening
Friday 12th July- Kindergarten Inspire 

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