Reception

Teachers: Miss C. Norton (RN), Miss R. Millns (RM)
Teaching assistants: Ms M. Best, Mrs K. Forrest 

If your child is required to isolate or is unable to attend school for an extended period of time, please call the office on 0121 675 3573
and arrange a telephone meeting with Miss C. Norton (RN), Miss R. Millns (RM)  to discuss your child’s learning.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL

Our virtual school remains live and will be used to provide learning resources to those who are unable to attend school as a result of illness, isolation or any other reason. Furthermore, the materials found on the Virtual School pages may be used by any child for additional learning and who is keen to extend their learning at home. CLICK HERE TO VISIT

our topic is: WHY DO SQUIRRELS HIDE THEIR NUTS?

Why do squirrels hide their nuts? Why do hedgehogs hibernate? In this topic, we explore these questions and more about the seasonal changes in the natural world during autumn and winter.
Throughout this topic, we will share many stories about autumn and woodland creatures. Though the topic we will explore autumn vegetables, including making an autumn soup! We will go on a trip to Yorkswood Woodland, where the children will get to experience the wonders of autumn first-hand. We will become animal detectives, learning about woodland creatures and their behaviour. We will discuss the difference between wild animals and pets, as well as hibernation and migration. We will use our senses to explore different nature sounds, as well as the feel and smell of natural objects e.g. conkers and squishy blackberries. Within art and design, we will create some clay animals, land art and a beautiful natural garland made from dried fruit slices. To show an appreciation of nature, we will make some squirrel muffins and create our own bird feeders. Towards the end of the term, we will explore how autumn turns to winter and what this means for the animals we have learnt about. We will learn about how wonderful winter can be, as well as the meaning of Christmas for Christians. We will still be going on daily walks so that the children feel closer to nature and feel calm and relaxed when going home. Please help to support this daily nature time by ensuring the children have weather appropriate clothes in school every day. 

Tapestry

Tapestry is your child’s online learning journal. It is where we share your child learning in school and is also a place where you can share what has been happening at home. It is particularly important that you share what they have been doing at home when your child is the ‘Focus Child’. If you are unable to access your child’s Tapestry account, please speak to the school office or the class teacher.

To help support our topic in school,
please have a go at some of these activities



RSPB
Go to https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/gardening-for-wildlife/year-round-gardening/november/ to find lots of lovely activities on how you can care for nature in the cold autumn and winter months.
Cooking
Why not have a go at making a delicious autumn dinner together with your child? Have a look at  https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/autumn-recipes for inspiration. Give your child a responsibility like cutting, peeling or chopping some vegetables!
Autumn walk
Go for an autumn walk with your family in your local area. As you are walking, talk to your child about what is around them. Look at then changes on the trees – what do you notice? Listen to the noises all around you – what can you hear? You could even collect some natural materials to create a nature collage when you get back home.
Autumn art
Why not create some beautiful autumn art using some of the treasures you find on your autumn walks? You could make a picture with leaves and sticks or paint with pinecones! The possibilities are endless. We would love to see your creations on Tapestry! 

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 are invited to take part in an exciting event.  

Tapestry online learning journal

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

stamps

Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.

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. Snack for infants is charged at £1.50 per week.
To pay for your child's snack, please log in to their Scopay account. Please speak to the office if you do not have your Scopay log in details.

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 currently provided Free for Reception

dates for your diary

Friday 18th December: Break up for Christmas. Merry Christmas.
Wednesday 6th January 2021: Return to School

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