Welcome To The New School Year

A big welcome back to some of our children and families and a big welcome to those of you who have joined us this term.

The children have settled in well and are getting used to the environment and routines.

Routine Reminders

  • The doors open at 11.45am. Feel free to come in to share with the children story time and to support them to get ready for home. This also provides you with the opportunity to have a chat with each other or with staff in the warm and dry.
  • Library day is Thursday. Library books can be left in the appropriate tray in the classroom.
  • Learning Journals can be left in the appropriate tray each morning if the children have something to share with us and the other children.


Autumn Term

The Autumn Term has been busy so far, with more to come! Our topic of 'Chestnuts and Conkers' will provide plenty of opportunity to explore the season of Autumn in the wider learning environment with a morning in the Forest School area, bug hunting, bark rubbing and mud drawing with stick pencils. In addition we will be creating different pieces of artwork from pine cone rolling in paint to printing with Japonica fruit. Examples of these will be displayed outside the classroom. 

During the second half of the term will will be focusing on light and dark in our topic 'Who turned out the light!" This will provide the opportunity to explore the length of the day, shadows, festivals including Diwali and Christmas in addition to talking about people who work at night and the different jobs and roles they have.