Spring Term 2018
ASH AND ASPEN CLASS
Welcome back! We hope you and your children enjoyed the holiday and are looking forward to continuing their learning journey in the spring term.
Click here for 2017-18 curriculum information for Reception Classes.
To find out useful information about learning at home, please click on this link: Early Years parents - Help at home
On the link below you can access EYFS guidance which is used by the teaching staff for planning and assessment: Development Matters
This term our topic is ‘People who help us’. We are looking forward to learning a lot about different individuals who contribute to helping us in our everyday lives, including professionals such as builders, opticians, chefs and doctors. If you work in any of these professions or would like to come and talk to the children about the job that you do, please feel free to discuss this with a member of the Reception team. We are also looking forward to taking the children on some exciting trips in relation to our topic which will enhance the children’s learning further.
Homework will be given out on Fridays and will need to be returned by Tuesday. Homework will consist of one piece of literacy/topic work and one piece of maths. We are always encouraging the children to be independent learners so please support your child to complete his/her homework and offer guidance where appropriate. If you would like further guidance on how to support your child with home learning and any additional activities that you can complete at home, please feel free to speak to a member of the Reception team.
PE takes place on Wednesday afternoons. Please provide your child with a full kit for this day. During these lessons, your child will be learning specific skills that include throwing, catching, kicking and moving our bodies in different ways.
Your child will read with an adult at school weekly. Please read with your child daily at home, including practicing sight reading the list of high frequency words.
Once you have read with your child, please sign, his/her reading record and make a comment letting us know how well they read. Reading books are now changed daily. If you would like your child’s book to be changed, please read with your child and sign the reading record.
Attendance and punctuality
Your child’s attendance at school is vital to their educational success. Learning time is lost every time your child is absent and this limits the amount of progress that can be made. Please ensure that your child is at school every day. If your child is sick, please call the school office to inform a member of staff in the morning and each subsequent morning of sickness until your child returns to school.
Please ensure that your child arrives at school and is collected promptly every day. School hours are 8:50am-3:15pm. Lateness also contributes to lost learning time and can also be unsettling for the child.
Please ensure that your child brings his/her book bag to school every day. These are essential for carrying books of various sizes to and from school. They are also needed to carry homework and various letters that your child may receive throughout the week.
Additional info for the term
Trips: Pizza Express 6th February 2018- further information will follow shortly.
Junk modelling: we are always in need of junk modelling for our creative area! Please send in any empty cereal boxes, egg cartons and yogurt pots.
• Class Trips – We will no longer be accepting cash or cheques for trips and payment will only be possible using our SIMS Agora online payment system. Your child has a unique payment number which you may have already used to set up online payments for school lunches and after school care. If you have not set up your account, please notify the school office and you will be provided with your child's unique number. If trips do not require payment, you will still need to go online to give permission for your child to attend.
• Uniform – Please adhere to the High View Uniform code. Monogramed items (jumpers, cardigans and book bags) can be obtained online from www.mapac.com or telephone 01923 255 525. Other standard uniform items can be sourced locally.
• School dinners – If a child wishes to change from school dinners to packed lunch or vice versa, they may only do so at the beginning of each half term. Payment should be made online using SIMS Agora. Details can be obtained from the school office.
If any child has been advised by their GP or Health Care Professional to either, follow a special diet; or to avoid certain foods, please contact Edwards and Ward Special Diet and Allergen help line on the details below:
Edwards & Ward Ltd.
141 Milton Rd (behind Old Waterworks)
Weston Super Mare
Office Number: 01934 615616 firstname.lastname@example.org
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