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Friday 17th September


Our first full week! Well done again, what a brilliant week, we have been completing activities, inside and outside and making friends. We have also learnt how to colour mix brown paint to create our own painting of a brown bear.  In class we have been practising using quiet voices, kind hands when we are playing with others and listening to an adult when they are talking. Each class has made a set of classroom rules to follow.


Next week, we will be focusing on counting objects carefully, learning sounds of the alphabet and  writing our names.


All children now have their reading books in their bags. Many of the children have wordless books to start with. Please spend time allowing them to turn the pages correctly, focus on what they can see in the picture, what is happening in the picture and how are they characters feeling. Try to encourage your child to say a sentence about each picture eg The boy is holding a teddybear. He has left it on the bus. The other books in the bag are for the children to look at and spot any sounds that they know  and begin to recognize some familiar words. Please try to read for 5 or 10 minutes each day, the children will start to be rewarded with housepoints if you comment in their reading diary. Each class has a reading race where the children can see how much reading they have achieved at home.


Lastly, in the next few days we will be setting up the parent log ins for Tapestry. You should be sent an activation email. If you are having trouble accessing Tapestry or you haven’t received an activation email by Wednesday 21st September please check your ‘junk’ folder first, then email your child’s class teacher using the year group email. Feel free to send us a photo of your child at home, maybe you could send us a photo of their favorite teddy and tell us how it makes them feel. We will be looking at the photos and sharing them with the rest of the class in the next few weeks.  


Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday 10th September


Welcome to St Helen's to all the children in Reception. We have been so pleased with how grown up everyone has been and how well they are already doing, listening and learning the routines in class. 

Please can you ensure that your child has their PE bag, raincoat and wellies in school by Monday 13th September ready for the term ahead. 


The children have all chosen a library book today, ready to share at bedtime with you over the weekend. Please ensure that they have this book and their yellow reading diary every day.

In Class next week, we will be beginning to learn the school mission statement and school prayers, playing outdoor games with new friends, looking at sounds that we know and talking about classs rules. 


Next week we will be setting up the children's details on Tapestry. Please look out for an activation email ( you might have to check your junk folders too). We look forward to sharing moments of class life with you and also seeing any photos of family life too. 

Have a wonderful weekend,