Newsletter – week ending 18th September 2020
Well, what an exciting week we have had in Early Years! We have welcomed all the children in small groups throughout the week, explored and played fantastically each day and have all eaten school lunch together; it has been amazing.
We would like to start by saying a huge thank you to you for your support with start and finish times, entrance and exits points around the school, and remembering to social distance when out on the playground. The children’s lunches have also run extremely smoothly thanks to your quick work at sorting out the Parent Pay accounts.
We have been so very impressed with the children’s attitudes and their overall behaviour. In both classes, we have started to think about the routines of our day, like when we eat fruit and have a drink, and we have been learning to tidy up and help our friends.
Next week we will continue to understand how we can respect our learning environment and be kind to one another. We will also be singing lots of number songs and continue to play ‘getting to know you’ games, to help the children learn the names of all their new Hedgehog or Owl friends. We will also be taking tentative steps into the very beginning of our phonics journey, by stopping and listening to the sounds around us, thinking about the sounds that everyday objects make, and talking about the different sounds that we can hear in our homes. Maybe you could do this as a family over the weekend as well and share any sounds you hear on Tapestry so that we can talk about it with the children throughout next week.
Have a lovely relaxing weekend, and we look forward to seeing all your smiling faces Monday morning.
The Early Years Team J