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Reception to key stage 1 presentation

For those parents unable to make the meeting a copy of the slideshow can be found below.

Our topic this term is:


Our topic this half term is:

Festivals and Celebrations

Dear Parents,


Welcome back after half term. We hope that you all had a relaxing break. We are looking forward to an action packed second half to the Autumn term, as we’re sure many of you are at home, too!


This term our focus will be ‘Understanding the World’ where the children will be learning about and joining in with a variety of festivals and celebrations that take place at this time of year. Teaching and learning will be linked to Festivals and Celebrations which will aim to inspire the children. There will be a variety of exciting activities linked to Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas, across the curriculum such as physical development, mark making, writing, language, communication and lots of opportunities for exploration of the expressive arts such as art, craft, singing, music, dance and role-play.


We will soon be starting our Christmas preparations, so you may start to hear some of our Christmas songs being sung at home and the classrooms will soon start to look sparkly!!


The Reception Children have a very exciting day out to look forward to, as on the last Tuesday of term we will be going to The Stables Theatre at Milton Keynes, to see the ‘Stickman’ performance. In order to fully prepare the children in Reception, they will be listening to and exploring this great family favourite story, the week before their trip to the theatre. In fact, we have decided to submerge ourselves fully into the spirit of the story by having a ‘Forest School’ week, where we plan to take full advantage of our wonderful wider school grounds.


This term the children will continue to explore the ‘Super Learning Powers’ these are; Commitment, Collaboration, Creativity, Determination, Resourcefulness and Reflection and begin to recognise these attributes as and when they use them.


The Reception Children will be bringing home a story book to keep, from the BookTrust. We would like to encourage all the Early Years parents to share a book, songs and rhymes, daily with your children, as this precious experience helps with their learning and development, and essentially at this stage, it supports children’s speaking and listening acquisition, underpinning much of their learning across the whole curriculum.


Happy Half-term!

From the EYFS Team

Our topic this half term:

Me, my family and my friends.

Welcome to the beginning of the Autumn term. We hope that you all had a wonderful summer break and enjoyed the sunny days!


This is a very exciting term. The Early Years staff are looking forward to getting to know your children and to welcome back the children who have already started their learning journey in Holly Class, our Nursery.


The Early Years Team work together to provide all the children with exciting learning opportunities, making it a relevant and enjoyable experience for all our learners. We communicate with families weekly, through messages in the children’s home-school link books and have an open door policy, where we are happy to speak to parents.


This half term Early Years children will be focusing on learning linked to the theme; ‘Me, My Family and My Friends!’ Learning opportunities are both teacher directed and child initiated, where play is encouraged in order to develop valuable learning. The Prime areas of learning are particularly important as children need to secure their social skills, language and communication and physical skills, as a basis for all learning. We will be supporting the children in settling in with new routines and expectations.


The children will be taught to recognise the ‘Super Six Learning Powers’ these are; Commitment, Collaboration, Creativity, Determination, Resourcefulness and Reflection to aid successful learning.


Please speak to a member of the team if you have any questions or information that is important regarding your child. In the meantime we hope that you and your child have a very happy and enjoyable year at Linslade Lower Early Years.