Early Years Unit Newsletter
Spring Term 1
Dear Parents and Carers,
Happy New Year and welcome to the start of Spring Term. We hope you all had a lovely festive break. The week beginning 15th January is Science week in school, in EYFS we will be growing cress to observe the importance of light and dark, shadow experiments and making star shaped biscuits. To acknowledge this science interest our topic is entitled; What’s in space? We will also spend Friday 16th February looking at Chinese New Year Celebrations.
The environment and staffing will continue to be organised to enable us to respond to the children’s interests immediately in order to gain the full value of each child’s curiosity and engagement. By skillfully meeting each child’s needs at the critical moment, learning and progress should take place.
If you have any resources that you are happy to share to support this topic we would be very grateful.
P.E. Kits for Reception Saplings
Please ensure that all Reception Saplings have a PE kit this term. Can you ensure each item of the kit-including pumps and the drawstring bag- are clearly labelled with your child’s name
Foundation Stage Fund
We would like to give a huge thank you to all the families who have been so generous and supported us by contributing to the fund last half term. We made lots a fabulous Christmas things that I’m sure you loved receiving. This term we will use the money to buy bird seed to make bird feeders, making fresh playdough each week including sensory and textured playdough; plant bulbs; enhance our mud kitchen and food to sample for Shrove Tuesday and Chinese New Year. Please support your children again this half term by donating £5, this can be done via the ‘Schoolmoney’ system. Thank you to the parents who have already paid for the whole year.
Please could we ask you to ensure that all items of uniform including shoes, water bottles, lunch boxes and spare clothes bags are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Inevitably, items are put on the wrong peg, left in the classroom or accidently go home with the wrong child. Clear labelling allows the children to become independent and enables us to find items quickly and return them to their owner.
Outdoor Play Bag
Please ensure your child has a waterproof coat, hat, scarf and gloves and wellingtons if possible for outdoor play. Due to lack of storage room wellingtons will need to be brought daily and taken home at the end of the session.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 15th – Friday 19th January - Science Week.
Monday 29th January-Nursery and Reception Drop-In (3.45pm-5pm)
Tuesday 13th February-Shrove Tuesday
Friday 16th February– Chinese New Year Celebrations - Manchester will host lots of exciting activities to celebrate this festival.
Friday 16th February - School Breaks for half term.
Thank you in anticipation for your support and help.
The Early Years Team