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!
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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.