Teachers: Miss R. Hindley
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Morris and Miss Hodgkinson

our topic is: There is no place like home

We will be learning all about our homes. We will be talking about our family, houses and the area that we live in. We will also be learning a bit about ourselves and how to keep healthy and clean.
We would appreciate it if you could send in a photograph of your family at home and your front door. This will help us with activities later on in the term. 


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:

We will be:
Encouraging the children to play in groups and extend their own play ideas, for example by building up a role play with other children on a set theme by contributing ideas.

You can help at home by:

Talking to your child about their friends at school. See if they can talk about who they like to play with and come up with ideas of what they could play together the next day.

Communication and Language: 

We will be:
Encouraging the children to respond to simple instructions, such as to find or put an object back in the right place.

You can help at home by:

Getting them to think about where objects belong in the house and seeing if they will follow instructions when being asked to put things away.

Physical Development: 

We will be:
Talking about how to use equipment safely, e.g. knives and scissors.

You can help at home by:

Talking to your child about using things safely. Encourage them to be independent, but speak about how to be safe.

Specific Areas of Development:


We will be:
Encouraging the children to give clear meanings to their marks when they draw and paint.

You can help at home by:

Encouraging your child to mark-make and talk to them about what they are doing. Discuss their pictures with interest.


We will be:
Beginning to explore simple number problems through practical activities, e.g. at snack time.

You can help at home by:

Exploring solving simple problems involving numbers at home, e.g. how many saucepans can we fit on the shelf?

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.
The best attendees each term receive a special prize!  

If your child arrives after the door is closed they must be taken up to the office to be registered.
If for any reason your child cannot attend a session (e.g. illness, family circumstances) please telephone the office to let them know.
If you know in advance (e.g. medical appointments) please let the class teacher know as soon as you can.

Tapestry online learning journal

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


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 £1.00 (part-time) or £1.50 (full-time) per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and milk.

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

Wednesday 10th October: Parent’s Evening.
Friday 19th October: Spooky Ball.
Thursday 25th October: Bedtime Stories INSPIRE Workshop.

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