Early Years Unit Newsletter
Summer Term 2
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to the start of the second Summer Term. We hope you had a lovely break. We are continuing for the first two weeks with our Traditional Tales topic entitled Do all traditional stories have a happy ending? In literacy we will continue to focus on the traditional story ‘Goldilocks and the 3 Bears’ to engage both the girls and the boys with to encourage story language. We will provide the children with small world puppets, masks and books, to build up imaginative role play and we will even have a Teddy Bears picnic! For the remainder of the term we will be introducing the topic entitled What do you see at the Sea side?, enabling us to think about different environments.
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 skilfully 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
Please ensure that all items of 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. The money enabled us to make pancakes, sample Chinese food; make fresh playdough each week including sensory and textured playdough; plant bulbs; enhance our mud kitchen. Please support your children again this half term by donating £5. Thank you to the parents who 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 still has a waterproof coat each day for outdoor play.
It is very important that children wear a sun hat or cap when they are playing out at school. When it is sunny please make sure you apply an
‘All Day’ sun cream before your child comes to school.
Dates for your diary:
Monday 5th June- school opens
Tuesday 6th June- Class photograph day
Thursday 8th June - School Closed, school used as a polling station.
Thursday 15th June-Teddy Bear’s Picnic- (Further information will follow about the day) Thank you in anticipation for your support and help
Tuesday 20th June-Early Years Sports Day (2pm) (Further information will follow about the day)
Monday 26th June-New Reception Intake meeting. (Further information will follow)
Monday 17th July-Parent’s Evening 3.45-5pm
Tuesday 18th July-Pirate Fun day-(Further information will follow about the day) Thank you in anticipation for your support and help
Friday 21st July- End of term (School closes 2pm)
Monday 4th September-New school year starts
The Early Years Team