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Early Years Unit

Once Upon a Time..


This term, the topic for Early Years is called Once Upon a Time.  This topic focuses on traditional tales such as Goldilocks and the 3 Bears; Little Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread Man.  The unit focuses on developing the children’s speaking and listening skills through learning theses stories and the traditional story language they contain.  The children use drama and role play to explore the stories and then use them as a basis for their own story writing.  By the end of the unit, the children will know and be able to retell several traditional tales and the unit will finish with the children’s Christmas production. 


Bigger and Better Nursery

This year the nursery has moved into a bigger area within the school.  This gives the children more room to explore, play and learn.  If you haven’t seen the new and improved nursery yet, why not make an appointment to come and have a look?  Don’t worry the fantastic nursery team have stayed the same!

Forest School Fun

The Reception children have had a fantastic experience in their very own Forest School Activities. This week they have:

  • Made bird feed cookie cutters
  • Went on a Super Sprint Scavenger Hunt
  • Collected Nature's Treasure
  • Planted cucumber, carrot and red sunflower seeds

Prince Harry's Marriage to Meghan Markle

The Reception Children celebrated Prince Harry's  marriage to Meghan Markle by hosting their very own Royal Forest School Wedding!

The preparations for their big day included:

  • Baking a Royal Wedding Mud Pie Cake
  • Preparing a Royal Banquet for the guests at the Royal Bug Hotel
  • Designing floral crowns fit for Princes and Princesses
  • Arranging floral bouquets and competing to see who could throw their bouquets the furthest distance
  • Making our very own Prince Harry and Meghan Markle scarecrows!


Home Learning Project

Your child's home learning project is to work with parents/carers to produce a home for a traditional story character.  These could be produced as a collage, model, papier-mâché or a sculpture.  You could choose to make a home for one of the following story characters:

Goldilocks                                The Three Bears                     Hansel and Gretel      


The 3 Little Pigs                       Little Red Riding Hood


The Big Bad Wolf                    Jack (from Jack and the Bean Stalk)


Please bring your child's finished home learning project into school on, or before, the 1st November.  We will display all of the work in the Early Year's Unit and Nursery so that we can celebrate each other's work.


Parents are encouraged to share a book with their child every night. Making it part of the bedtime routine can be a good way to end the day! 




The children in Reception will be given a free P.E kit and bag.  This must be kept in school on your child's peg and be taken home each half term to be washed.

P.E will take place on Monday and Friday each week.  Nursery children will only be required to remove shoes and socks and is on the same days.


We will provide children with a healthy snack at the snack bar each session.  There is usually a range of different fruit available for the children to choose from.



The children are entitled to a free school dinner every day.  They have three different options to choose from, along with a dessert and a salad bar that is available daily.  A copy of the menu is available from the school office.  If your child does prefer a packed lunch, they are able to bring this instead.

How can you help your child?

  • Reassure your child - School is fun and everything will be ok.
  • Support your child with their homework.  They will receive reading and spelling homework and may need your help to begin with.  Each child will be given a new reading record and these need to be in school every day.
  • Talk to us.  Please let us know straight away if there is anything we need to know.
  • Work with us.  If you have any problems or worries speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Hogan, the Assistant Headteacher, and we will try our best to sort these out for you.  Only by working together can we ensure your child achieves their very best.




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