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St Martin's Church of England Primary School

Reception

Welcome to Reception!

Elm - Mrs Clements

Ash - Mrs Byron

 

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: For the latest Curriculum Termly Topic for Reception Classes please see link below.

 

Reception Newsletter Term 1 and 2 - please see document attached below for update on dates and events.

 

DIARY DATES:

Wednesday 3rd October 9.00am: Reception Parents and Carers Coffee Morning in the school dining room.  A chance to chat to other parents and staff over a coffee and slice of cake! It would be good to see you!

 

Wednesday 10th October 3.15-4.00pm: Phonics Workshop for Recent Parents and Carers in the school hall.  See Newsletter Issue 1 attached below for more details. 

 

Wednesday 24th October 2.20pm Harvest Assembly:  Reception Classes celebrate Harvest - this event will take place in the school hall.  We hope you can join us at this Assembly. We would appreciate donations of tins and packets (non-perishable) which we will take to the Weston Food Bank to be distributed to those in need.

 

Wednesday 14th November Welly Walk to St Martin's Church:  During Term 1 and 2 the Reception children will go on Welly Walks around our School so the children become familiar with their new environment.  We have planned a Welly Walk on 14th November to St Martin's Church, details to follow.  Please can you provide your child with a named pair of wellies to keep in School.

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CLASS P.E. TIMES:  Both ASH CLASS and ELM CLASS PE days are Tuesday and Friday during Terms 1 and 2.

 

CLASS FRIEND: Most of you met our class friends on your home visit, whether it was George the Giraffe or Harriet the Hippo.  In time, your child will get an opportunity to take their class friend home and share your experiences. We ask you to record visits in a simple diary which we will read when the Class Friend is returned to school. If you are visiting somewhere exciting let us know and you can take the class friend along too!

 

END OF THE DAY: The children have begun to settle into the various routines, please be patient with them (and us) if they come out without some of their belongings. We do our best to ensure they have all of their belongings before leaving the class. If they need to collect anything from the classroom we ask that you wait until all the children have been handed to their parents and carers. We want to ensure ALL children are safely handed over to the correct adult.

 

FRESH FRUIT: Children can bring in a piece of Fresh Fruit to eat during afternoon snack. Water is available in school throughout the day in a named individual water bottle. 

 

PACKED LUNCHES: If you are providing a packed lunch for your child we ask that it is sympathetic to our Healthy Schools policy. For delicious, healthy and nutritious lunch box ideas please check out the NHS website, http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/healthy-lunchbox-picnic.aspx – thank you for your co-operation.

ALLERGY ALERT! we have a number of children who are allergic to nuts, therefore we are a nut free zone in school and ask that lunch boxes do not contain them.  This includes peanut butter, chocolate and hazelnut spread and any cereal bars containing nuts.  Your cooperation in this matter is most appreciated.

 

HOME LEARNING: We will begin home learning in a few weeks time, please comment and sign the home learning sheet. Home learning will be given out on a Friday and due in on Wednesday.

 

LEARNING DIARIES: We are completing electronic learning diaries.   All of our observations of your child's learning will be captured using an iPad and sent to a secure website where we are able to look carefully at their progress and plan specifically for their next steps.  We would like to share your child's learning with you, if you request online updates this will be sent to your given email address (as per reply slip on Newsletter Issue 1 below). Feel free to make comments on the observations and send back to us, we are in partnership with you as your child learns.

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2017/2018 Events:

The ‘St Martin's Ice-cream’ went on sale at Pj's ice-cream parlour on the Weston Seafront from Saturday 21st July for the summer.

 

This ice cream was designed by Ash and Elm class as part of a project they’ve been working on.  St Martin's pupils and staff visited Pj’s Ice Cream Parlour throughout the summer to give them a try.  

 

Reception Achievement Assembly – Monday 23rd July at 2:00pm:  The assembly will take place in your child’s classroom. Please come to the school office as the children will be performing a dance in the hall followed by certificates in the classrooms. Space is limited so a maximum of two adults per child, thank you (please see 17th July Newsletter below)

 

Summer Reading Challenge: Why not take part in the ‘Mischief Makers’ challenge at your local library, your child needs to read 6 books, that is one a week. Please bring completed challenges in at the beginning of September we would love to see them!

 

Seaquarium Educational Visit 6th June 2018: The Reception classes enjoyed their visit to the Seaquarium and Weston Beach. We learnt lots of interesting facts about the different sea creatures. The children all enjoyed digging on the beach followed with a delicious ice-cream at PJ's ice cream parlour. The childrens' behaviour was exemplary and they were brilliant ambassadors for St Martin's.  Thank you again to our parent helpers who accompanied us on today’s visit. 

 

 

Royal Wedding Celebration Reception May 2018: Our Children really enjoyed the Royal Wedding Celebration. Our Royal Wedding Bake-Off competition was wonderful with some amazing cakes entered. Congratulations to our Winners of the Royal Wedding Cake Bake-Off Competition - 1st Prize went to Roman in Ash Class.  The Reception classes both enjoyed a street party style picnic to end the days celebrations. 

 

Reception WOW Day: At the beginning of Term 5 the Reception classes launched their new topic – ‘What treasures can you find at the beach?’ with a Pirate WOW day.  We had a fabulous day walking the plank, playing buried treasure and making pirate props for the role play area.

Superhero Treasure Hunt Display: On Tuesday 17th April the Superhero models will be displayed in the hall from 3.00pm.  This is your opportunity to view ALL of the superhero models which Ash and Elm classes created.   Everyone is welcome to view our collection so please come along.  Thank you to all of the children who took part and all of the businesses which offered their window space.  It was a brilliant treasure hunt and lots of fun!

 

(Reception Classes Decorated Easter Bonnet Parade)

 

Reception Mother's Day Assembly: The Reception Classes celebrated and thanked their Mums in a lovely "Supermum" themed assembly and enjoyed a special afternoon tea in the classroom. What a lovely way to appreciate our parents and carers!

                         

 

CLASS FRIEND - Most of you met our class friends on your home visit, whether it was Jasper the Cat, Marty Bear or Molly Monkey. In time, your child will get an opportunity to take their class friend home and share your experiences. We ask you to record the visit in a simple diary which we will read when the Class Friend is returned to school. If you are visiting somewhere exciting let us know and you can take the class friend along too!

 

END OF THE DAY - The children have begun to settle into the various routines, please be patient with them (and us) if they come out without some of their belongings. We do our best to ensure they have all of their belongings before leaving the class. If they need to collect anything from the classroom we ask that you wait until all the children have been handed to their parents and carers. We want to ensure ALL children are safely handed over to the correct adult.

 

FRESH FRUIT - Children can bring in a piece of Fresh Fruit to eat during afternoon snack. Water is available in school throughout the day in a named individual water bottle.

 

PACKED LUNCHES - If you are providing a packed lunch for your child we ask that it is sympathetic to our Healthy Schools policy. For delicious, healthy and nutritious lunch box ideas please check out the NHS website, http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/healthy-lunchbox-picnic.aspx – thank you for your co-operation.

 

HOME LEARNING - We will begin home learning in a few weeks time, please comment and sign the home learning sheet. Home learning will be given out on a Friday and due in on Wednesday.

 

LEARNING DIARIES - We are completing electronic learning diaries.   All of our observations of your child's learning will be captured using an iPad and sent to a secure website where we are able to look carefully at their progress and plan specifically for their next steps.  We will print out learning diaries at the end of each term and you are welcome to come and see them with your child as part of our morning activities.  We welcome your input to their learning and would like to encourage you to complete a "WOW card" for special achievements or milestones in their development.  This could be something like, 'Joe ate his meal using a knife and fork' or 'Sammy swam the width of the pool by himself!' Nothing is too small! WOw cards are in a labelled box in the classroom.  Please date and name the cards so we can place them in the correct learning diary!

 

WEBSITES FOR LEARNING AT ST. MARTIN'S

Just a reminder about some of the websites we use at school to help children learn that you can also access at home!
1. www.busythings.co.uk

Children have been using this website to practise their maths and phonics skills. User name and password details can be found in our Reception Newsletter Issue 1 (Term 1 and 2)

2. www.numbergym.co.uk 

We will provide you with log in details in due course.  Please look out for this in Home Learning Folders.
3. www.phonicsplay.co.uk
Another website which is used in School to help children to practise their phonic skills. There is a free section of games on this website. 

4. www.espresso.co.uk

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PW: stmartins

 

   

Picture 1 One of our Reception classrooms
Picture 2 Each classroom have their own computers for ICT.
Picture 3 Reading and writing through letter sound skills
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