Kindergarten

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

our topic is: Rhyme Time

This term the children will be exploring rhyme in lots of different ways.
They will become more familiar with Nursery rhymes, choosing their favourites
and becoming increasingly confident to sing them and share them with others.
Julia Donaldson books will also feature highly as the children begin to explore the rhythm and rhyme found in stories. 

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 express their own preference and interests
• Raising the children’s awareness that some of their actions could hurt or harm others 

You can help at home by:

Asking your child what they would like to play with.
Talk to your child about the impact that pushing, snatching, hitting etc. has on others.   

Communication and Language: 

• Encouraging children to join in with nursery rhymes using actions and voices
• Asking simple ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘where’ questions
(e.g. Who’s that? What’s that? Where is?). 

You can help at home by:

Sing nursery rhymes at home with your child and encourage them to join in; let them listen to nursery rhymes on YouTube or Spotify.
Ask ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ questions when reading stories together.

Physical Development: 

• Encouraging the children to turn pages of books one at a time and with care
• Encouraging the children to try and do the zipper on their coats by themselves. 

You can help at home by:

Letting your child turn the pages while you read the story;
Encouraging your child to the zipper on their coat as they get ready to go out or come home.

Specific Areas of Development:

Maths

• Counting lots of different things with the children, getting them used to hearing numbers said in a specific order.

You can help at home by:

Counting the stairs as you go up and down; counting buttons as you do them up; counting pictures in books.

Expressive Arts and Design

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

You can help at home by:

Giving your child pencils, crayons, paint and asking them about the things they have drawn.

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

Wednesday 21st March: Parents Evening
Thursday 22nd March (10.30am/2.30pm): INSPIRE Workshop
Tuesday 27th March: Easter Bonnet Parade
Thursday 29th March: Last Day of Term

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