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Welcome to Squirrels!

What a wonderful first full week we have had together!

Well done to all the children and grown ups too! We have been busy reading a book about Bugs starting school and we have been thinking about the similarities and differences between their school and ours. We went down to the meadow for the first time and listened carefully for the Bug School bell! The children spotted the apple tree laden with apples, Mrs Duffy picked some apples for us and we shared them together back in Year R.

 

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Tapestry is now up and running. If you have any problems logging in or getting started on Tapestry please come and see us.

 

Quick reminders:

  • Year R P.E days are on Mondays and Tuesdays. If your child wears earrings please remove them for these days.

 

  • Please label all items of clothing. The children are now changing for P.E so naming trousers and T.shirts is really helpful.

 

Thank you very much.

Miss Francis and Mrs Hooper

 

We are grateful for the support you are giving your child with their phonics learning at home. Below is a short video demonstrating the Pure Sounds we teach.

A parents guide to the Pure Sounds we teach

Listen to the 42 letter sounds of Jolly Phonics, spoken in British English. Each letter sound is clearly spoken twice, before an example word is given. Perfect for parents, teachers and children who aren't sure how to pronounce the letter sounds.

We are currently teaching Letters and Sound Phase 1 in phonics.  This phase is all about getting children ready to read.  We focus on listening to and discriminating sounds, remembering sounds and talking about sounds.  We make and copy rhythms using our bodies and instruments, we sing rhyming songs and play rhyming games, and we practise orally blending and segmenting the sounds in words.  Here is a link to the Phonics Play website where you will find some great games to help support your child learning these skills. 

 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy spending time with my family and friends I hope you all have too. I am now sorting out Squirrel's classroom ready to welcome you all! Can't wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon!

What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy spending time with my family and friends I hope you all have too. I am now sorting out Squirrel's classroom ready to welcome you all! Can't wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon! 1
What a wonderful summer it has been! I have been very busy spending time with my family and friends I hope you all have too. I am now sorting out Squirrel's classroom ready to welcome you all! Can't wait to meet you all at the home visits. If you have any questions and queries please contact the school office. See you soon! 2

We have had a very lovely week having RNLI and now the Police in to visit us! We have loved hearing about how they help people like us and what we should do if we need them. I wonder if your child can tell you one thing they have learned from our visitors?

We have had a very lovely week having RNLI and now the Police in to visit us! We have loved hearing about how they help people like us and what we should do if we need them. I wonder if your child can tell you one thing they have learned from our visitors? 1

This week we had a lovely visitor from RNLI. The children loved learning about how to keep themselves and others around them safe. Each child got the opportunity to stand up and be involved in the presentation in lots of different ways. Why not ask your child what they learnt?

This week we had a lovely visitor from RNLI. The children loved learning about how to keep themselves and others around them safe. Each child got the opportunity to stand up and be involved in the presentation in lots of different ways. Why not ask your child what they learnt? 1
This week we had a lovely visitor from RNLI. The children loved learning about how to keep themselves and others around them safe. Each child got the opportunity to stand up and be involved in the presentation in lots of different ways. Why not ask your child what they learnt? 2

 

 

We hope the children have been impressing you at home with their new phonic knowledge. Reading everyday (just for a few minutes) will build their confidence to apply their phonic knowledge. If you would like support with reading at home with your child please see a member of the team.

 

Thank you for all the costumes that have already been sent in for ‘Wriggly Nativity’.

The Year R Team

We all really enjoyed dressing up for book day and speaking about which characters we each were. Squirrels did exceptionally well during our minute silence for remembrance day too. Why not ask your child what their favourite nursery rhyme was from our book week?
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On Monday we had a message from Mr Lymath asking us to go down to the meadow and help him. Once we were down there we spotted a witch's hat and broomstick that had crash landed into the ground! The children have been writing and drawing about why the witch might have been in our meadow and how we can help her. This has been taken from our Room on the Broom story that we have been learning about this week. Why not ask your child to tell you all about it?

On Monday we had a message from Mr Lymath asking us to go down to the meadow and help him. Once we were down there we spotted a witch's hat and broomstick that had crash landed into the ground!  The children have been writing and drawing about why the witch might have been in our meadow and how we can help her. This has been taken from our Room on the Broom story that we have been learning about this week. Why not ask your child to tell you all about it? 1

I hope you're having a lovely half term. I can't wait to hear about everything you have been doing. I have been very busy preparing the classroom ready for next half term and now I'm off to see my family and friends back in London. I would just like to say a big thank you and well done to you all for the hard work you have put in this half term. It's nice to think back to our very first day of school when we might not have known anyone, but now have so many new friends to play and learn with. I'm glad we all enjoyed our party on Thursday, it was well deserved! Now enjoy the rest of your time off and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday. 

What a busy week we have been having! We had our Harvest assembly on Monday which was a huge success thanks to all of your lovely donations. We have then had our Grandparent Coffee Mornings and it was so lovely to see so many of our Grandparents coming to see us. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have.

What an amazing couple of weeks we have had! Well done to all of Squirrels class for settling in so well. It has been so lovely seeing all the new friendships forming. This week we had our practise fire alarm drills and we were all a bit nervous but we did fantastically well when it came down to it.

Have fabulous weekends, I can’t wait to hear all about them on Monday!

 

What a busy week we have had!

 

We hope you have all received an email about Tapestry (some have gone to the junk folder). If you have not, or are not able to log in please catch a member of staff. Tapestry is new to Fairfield this year so please bear with us.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

 

 

Miss Francis and Mrs Hooper

 

Year R have been busy painting the fence and improving the outside classroom ready for September!

Year R have been busy painting the fence and improving the outside classroom ready for September! 1
Year R have been busy painting the fence and improving the outside classroom ready for September! 2
Year R have been busy painting the fence and improving the outside classroom ready for September! 3
Year R have been busy painting the fence and improving the outside classroom ready for September! 4

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