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Early Years Unit Autumn Term 2018

Out of an Egg



During this term, the children will enter their classrooms and discover some strange footprints. They will follow the footprints together and discover a large, egg inside a nest. The children will take the egg back to their classrooms and look after it.  After a few days, the egg will begin to crack and gradually a dragon will hatch. This is when the children will share a variety of fantasy stories all about dragons. Texts will include; George and the Dragon; Tell me a Dragon and Zog goes to School by the fantastic children’s author Julia Donaldson.  The stories will inspire the children and they will use these to create their own books and art work all about dragons.

After half term, the children in Reception will receive a postcard from some famous princesses asking for the dragons help. Rapunzel needs help getting down from the tower; Belle needs to escape from the Beast and Cinderella needs help with her chores so that she can go to the ball.  Can the dragons help them? Each week, the children will send their class dragons off with suitcases full of items to help them do their dragon duties.


                                 Good luck to the children and the Dragons!

Click here to see the long term plans for this term.



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.

Nursery children will only be required to remove shoes and socks for their PE lessons.



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 Lower School Lead, 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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