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Dear Parents/Carers

 

Spring Term 2020 in Acorns

 

Welcome Back!

 

I hope that you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and wish you all a very Happy New Year.  Thank you for all the Christmas presents we received, it was very kind of you to buy such lovely gifts for us.

 

Curriculum

We will begin with a focus on Winter, Chinese New Year and then move onto our main topic of Pets.  Please let us know if you can support any of these learning activities.

 

PE

This term, the children will participate in Dance and Rugby Tots as their PE sessions.  Dance will be on a Tuesday afternoon and Rugby Tots on a Wednesday afternoon.  Children do not require PE kit for these sessions so please do not rush out and buy anything special.  Little Acorns will continue with their Yoga club at lunchtime on Fridays, 

 

Reading

Please keep reading with your child, as much as possible at home.  Reading is so important for helping your child to progress in their Literacy.  Previous Foundation Stage results have shown that the children who read most frequently at home often achieve the highest levels in literacy.  Reading should be done as frequently as possible.  Please remember to bring your child’s book bag to school every day so they have the opportunity to change their reading book.  Library books will continue to be given out on a Friday and return by the following Tuesday.  These are for you and your child to share together over the weekend. 

 

Arrival at school – 8.50am

This term, we will be joining the main school for all assemblies.  Please try to ensure that your child is in class every day by 8.50am, so that they can be registered and lined up ready for assembly or to start their learning by 9am.  The gate will be closed promptly at 9am so that teaching can start; late arrivals will be asked to register and enter school through the main school office entrance.  The Early Years gate will not be opened after 9am. 

 

 

 

 

Snacks and Drinks

If you choose to provide your own snack, please ensure that it is named and note that we are a healthy setting and encourage children to bring a healthy snack (e.g. fresh fruit, dried fruit or cheese).  We discourage crisps, biscuits or chocolate to promote our healthy eating ethos and we have a no nuts policy. We also offer the free fruit or snack shed where children can purchase a healthy snack. Your child will also need a drinks bottle to be in school every day.  Often, we have snack on the playground, and there is no access to cups or drinks from the Foundation Stage classroom.

 

Tooth-Brushing Pilot

We have been invited to join in a National Early Years tooth brushing pilot which is being run by the Peninsula Dental School.  More information on this will follow, along with parent consent forms for your child to participate.  We are excited to have been selected to be part of this project and the resources that have arrived so far look very exciting. 

 

Colder Weather

As the weather is turning colder, please ensure your child has a waterproof, warm coat in school, gloves and a warm hat.  These can be kept in our class hat boxes on top of the trays.

Please ensure all of your child’s clothing is named, especially hats and gloves etc.

 

Please do not hesitate to come and see us at any point this term, if you need to ask anything or have any concerns. 

 

Many thanks, for your continued support and we look forward to an exciting term ahead!

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs. Claire Webber

Foundation Stage Leader

cwebber@stjohnstiverton.co.uk or contact me via Class Dojo

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