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Reception Newsletter - Autumn Term 1 2021

We are delighted with the way that the children have begun to settle into school.  The transition period has really helped us to get to know the children, and for them to get to know us. Could we also take this opportunity to thank you all for coming to our parent meetings at the beginning of term, it was good to meet with you all and talk about your lovely children.

We would also like to thank all of you for helping your children come into school independently, saying goodbye to you at the door and bringing their own things into class. This is a great start to teaching children independence, which is an important life skill.  

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Our Topic this term is ‘All about me’. The children will enjoy many exciting learning experiences connected to this theme and as Autumn arrives, we will also be exploring the magical changes of the season. Parent planning will come home each week in your child’s book bag - this is a great way for you to feedback to us about your child and their learning or achievements at home.  More information about planning for learning will arrive via Ping each Monday. We are looking forward to working with you throughout the first year of your child’s school life to make it – simply the best!

 

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We are very proud to be a Well Being first School and a lead School for Mind-Up UK.A letter will be coming to you soon to further explain all that this means and, the children have already been practicing mindful breathing.  They know that their mindful breathing will calm their brain and will help them to learn.

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We also love to celebrate children’s efforts and achievements at school – we want each child to persevere even when they find things difficult and each day, a child is chosen to sit on the special ‘Wise Owl’ chair - each child will eventually get a chance to sit on it and will bring home a certificate to show you when they have been a ‘Wise Old Owl’.

 

 

On your child’s birthday they can wear their own clothes to school for that day to make your child feel extra special.

 

Lots of the children have expressed an interest in having milk and we would just like to remind you that when your child turns five their free milk ends and you would then need to apply online to continue to receive this.

 

Also a reminder - some children have brought rucksacks into school with them.  Unfortunately, we simply don't have room for rucksacks and would request that children only bring their book bag to school.

 

 

We are very much looking forward to our partnership with you all, to ensure a happy and rewarding year for your amazing children.