Kindergarten

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

our topic is: Once upon a time.

Our theme this half term is Traditional stories, we will be focusing
on Jack and the Beanstalk, The Enormous Turnip, Little Red Hen,
and Goldilocks and the three bears. We will be listening to stories with increasing attention and recall and role-playing the stories in our play.
We will also be planting and growing seeds ready for the Farmers’ Market. 

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 initiate play with others, offering cues for other children to join them 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 listen to stories with increasing attention and recall.
• Supporting children to understand and ask simple ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘where’ questions (e.g. Who’s that? What’s that? Where is?) 

You can help at home by:

Encourage your child to talk about the pictures by asking simple questions about the story. Ask ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ questions when reading stories together.
Encourage your child them to wait to speak to you if
you are talking to someone else. 

Physical Development: 

• Learning how to pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and use it with good control.
• Developing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching
or kicking it.
• Supporting the children to handle, transport and store equipment safely.
• Encouraging the children to put on their own coat and do up the zipper by themselves. 

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

• Using vocabulary and forms of speech that are increasingly
influenced by the children’s experiences of books.
• Looking at books independently and handling books with care.
• Learning to put the books back when we have finished with them.
• Encouraging the children to give meaning to the marks that 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 different things and
encouraging children to touch each item as they count.
• Recognising numbers 1 to 5(10).
• Matching number and quantity correctly.
• Counting anything including steps, claps or jumps.
• Using correct mathematical names for simple 2D shapes.
• Talking about the different shapes that can be seen around us. 

You can help at home by:

Counting at home such as ‘How many carrots do we need for dinner?’ or ‘How many plates do we need for everyone?’
Looking at numbers when out and about - on buses, house numbers, etc.
Counting the stairs as you go up and down; counting buttons as you do them up; counting pictures in books.
Talking about shapes at home or when out shopping. 

Expressive Arts and Design

• Learning to play with others in a role play or a game.
• Encouraging the children to make up their own stories using objects. 

You can help at home by:

Encouraging your child to talk their story - give a narrative to what they are doing.

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

Thursday 23rd May - School Closed for European Elections
Friday 24th May - Last Day of half term
Monday 27th - 31st May - Half term
Monday 3rd June - School starts 

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