Welcome to Nursery!

A big, warm welcome to all the children and families starting in our Nursery class here at Exwick Heights Primary School.

We have had a wonderful time during our first three days, which we have spent getting to know each other and making new friends. We have been familiarising ourselves with our new classroom and the other learning environments which has been lots of fun and very helpful. We now know where we can explore as well as other important things, for example, where the toilets are.

We have thoroughly enjoyed the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell in which the owl mother leaves her babies and then returns again later, much like our grown-ups dropping us at nursery and collecting us later! We have also learnt the Makaton signs for ‘owl’, ‘mummy’ and ‘daddy’.

Over the year, we will be learning about the different forms of narrative that will help us to tell and in the future, write stories. This term, we are looking at ‘who’. We will be learning ‘who’ is in our class and the other classes and we will be exploring ‘who’ the characters are in all the stories we will be reading.

A few reminders:

  • Please could you check that your child’s uniform and any bags are named.
  • We are approaching that time of year where we all have lots of sniffles. Therefore, we would greatly appreciate a donation of a box of tissues.
  • We are asking for £3 contributions towards buying ingredients for cooking. These can be made via the School Gateway app.
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Welcome Reception

Welcome to Reception

A big, warm welcome to all the children who have started their Reception year!

We have had a lovely few days getting to know to everyone and making many new friends. The children have enjoyed getting to know their classrooms and the other learning environments. We have had tours to ensure they know about all the areas they can access and, importantly, where the toilets are!

We have been reading the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and the children have loved joining in with the repeated refrains. We have also learnt the signs for ‘owl’, ‘mummy’ and ‘daddy’.

Over the year, we will be learning about the different forms of narrative that will help us to tell and write stories. This term, we are looking at ‘who’. We will be learning ‘who’ is in our class and the other classes and we will be exploring ‘who’ the characters are in all the stories we will be reading.

Please find the home learning for next week attached. We will be reading the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’.

A few reminders:

  • Please could you check that your child’s uniform and any bags are named.
  • We are approaching that time of year where we all have lots of sniffles. Therefore, we would greatly apprecitae a donation of a box of tissues.
  • We are asking for £3 contributions towards buying ingredients for cooking. These can be made via the School Gateway app.

For your information:

From Monday, we will start the Reception Baseline Assessments (RBA).  The RBA is ‘a short, interactive and practical assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin school, using materials that most children of your child’s age will be familiar with. It is statutory for all schools from September 2021.’  More information about the RBA can be found using the following weblink: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1004560/2021_Information_for_parents_reception_baseline_assessment.pdf

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Summer Home Learning Year 3

The whole Year 3 team would like to thank all the pupils, parents and carers for a fabulous year. The children have been brilliant and have earnt a well deserved rest! We wish them all lots of luck for next year. Try to keep up with reading, and SPARX etc over the break and there are more links for you in the doc below. We hope you all have a happy and safe summer. 

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