Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Wow, what a busy and full week it has been! Your children have all done so well for their first full week at school and will probably be very tired!

We have been focusing on the story of ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’, which is a very popular story with the children. We have also learnt the signs for ‘baby’, and ‘bear’.

The children are starting to get used to our routines in school and are becoming very good at washing their hands. We have also been practising our listening ears and looking eyes when sitting on the carpet. During independent learning, the children are becoming confident with navigating around the different spaces where they have been cooking a variety of delicious meals in the role-play kitchen, creating stories in our small world play and drawing colourful drawings.

The children are now becoming confident with going to the hall to have their lunch and remembering to say thank you when their food is given to them. To further support their independence, perhaps you can practise using a knife and fork when they are eating their meals at home.

Please have a look at the Home Learning that has been attached to find some fun activities to do at home.

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.

Thank you

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Nursery – Goldilocks and The Three Bears

We have had a brilliant first full week in the Nursery this week; the children have been very busy and are now probably feeling rather tired!

Our focus story has been the ever popular ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ which was a familiar one for many children. Linking with our story this week, we have been filling different sized containers with oats to make ‘porridge’ for the three bears. We have made loud and quiet sounds with our voices and musical instruments to match the voices of the bears. We have also learnt a couple of Goldilocks songs, which was a lot of fun.

As well as these activities linking to our story, we have been very busy continuing to get to know one another, including learning the names of our classmates and all the adults in our setting. We have been familiarising ourselves with our school routines and becoming much more confident navigating our way around. During our carpet times, we have been working on our looking and listening skills too, which are improving each day!

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.
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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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Happy Summer from FS!

We have had a great last week in school looking at the book, The Night Pirates. We have enjoyed being pirates and making our own treasure maps whilst continuing to learn all about our oceans and sea animals.

In PE, we have done lots of pirate yoga, including being a pirate ship, a mermaid and even a treasure chest! We also enjoyed spending a morning having fun down on the field.

We have been overwhelmed by the kind wishes, cards and gifts that you have generously given to the Foundation team. Thank you so much! We have had an unusual year, but equally have so enjoyed teaching and supporting your children. We wish you a lovely and safe holiday and look forward to seeing you all in September.

Message for Reception:

Bug Club will be available throughout the summer. Please do continue to read regularly with your child/children to continue to support their reading development.

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