17.7.22 - Week beginning 11.7.22
On Monday the children took part in sports day and on Friday took part in the relay. Sports day results have been shared on the school newsletter. Thank you for coming along to support the children. On Tuesday and Thursday the children had their second and third shuffle up sessions in Year One. On Wednesday the children went swimming and had a great time developing their water confidence and skills. Our next session is on Wednesday 20th July. On Thursday afternoon the children watched a ukulele concert performed by class 8 and class 10. On Friday afternoon the children spent the afternoon with their buddies and wished them well for their move to secondary school.
Information for the week ahead:
Monday 11th July 2022 - EYFS & KS1 sports day, children to wear PE kit to school and a t-shirt of their house team colour.
Tuesday 12th July 2022 - Second shuffle up session in the morning and Up and Under Sports session in the afternoon. Children to wear PE kit to school.
Wednesday 13th July 2022 - Children to wear PE kit to school to aid with changing for swimming. Children to bring their swimming kit in a named bag. Please ensure all items are labelled.
Thursday 14th July 2022 - Third shuffle up session in the morning.
Please come and see us if you have any question, thank you.
8.7.22 - Week beginning 4.7.22
It has been a busy week in EYFS! The children had their first shuffle up session with their new teacher in their new one classes. They carried different activities to get to know one another and created their own peg label for the year one corridor. The children had a great time at forest school on Thursday, collecting sticks, climbing trees, going on the swing, working in the mud kitchen, finding minibeasts and building homes for them and lots of exploring. On Friday we went to Noah's Ark Zoo Farm for our school trip, the children had a wonderful time exploring the zoo, meeting some creatures during their workshop, having lunch and going on a coach. The weather forecast for the week ahead is looking lovely, please ensure children have sun cream applied and their sun hat everyday next week. We are looking forward to sports day on Monday. Have a lovely weekend, the EYFS Team.
Information for the week ahead:
Tuesday 5th July 2022 - PE kit to be worn to school.
Tuesday 5th July 2022 - Shuffle up, children will visit their new class, meet their year one teacher and will carry out some activities.
Thursday 7th July 2022 - Forest school kit to be worn to school (legs and arms to be covered please).
Friday 8th July 2022 - EYFS school trip, children will need to wear their school uniform, please ensure footwear is suitable for walking around the zoo, bring a water bottle and packed lunch unless you have opted for the school lunch option. The weather is looking warm so please ensure your child brings a sun hat and has sun cream applied. They can bring a maximum of £3 to spend in the shop.
3.7.22 - Week beginning 27.6.22
On Monday the children went to an assembly to learn about the summer reading challenge, they have brought home a bookmark with details, we hope many of you will get involved over the holidays. In maths the children have been exploring 3D shape (cone, cylinder, sphere, cube, cuboid) and learning about faces, edges and vertices or vertex. They been learning a 3D shape song, the words can be found under our teaching and learning, maths tab. During phonics the children have learnt five new harder to read and spell words 'your, ask, would, should, could'. They have been writing about their ideal pet and have been practising letter formation. In PE the children enjoyed another Up and Under athletics session and in their other session practised their sports day skills further. EYFS and KS1 sports day has been rearranged for Monday 11th July 2022 at 9.30am.
30.6.22 - Swimming notice
Class 1 and 2 have two swimming sessions planned.
Wednesday 13th July 2022
Wednesday 20th July 2022
Please send swimming kits into school on both swimming days. Please ensure all items are clearly labelled, thank you.
27.6.22 - Forest school notice
Class 1 and 2 will have a forest school session on Thursday 7th July 2022. Please send children into school wearing clothes suitable for forest school, thank you.
24.6.22 - Week beginning 20.6.22
This week the children have continued to watch the lifecycle of a caterpillar. Each caterpillar has turned into a chrysalis and the children are eagerly awaiting butterflies. They have also been writing about the lifecyle in their literacy sessions. In maths the children have been exploring money and looked at different coins. They have enjoyed role-playing with money, sorting different coins and carried out some coin rubbings too. During phonics the children have learnt five new harder to read and spell words 'oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs'. They enjoyed their Up and Under sports session on Tuesday, learning rolling and throwing techniques. On Thursday the children practised different skills in preparation for sports day on Wednesday 29th June 2022 at 9.30am. We hope many of you can come along to support us. Have a great weekend. The EYFS Team.
22.6.22 - Swimming notice
Apologies there will be no swimming this week for EYFS. Please await further information in due course. Please continue to send children into school in their PE on a Thursday as we will do PE in place of swimming.
On the school newsletter Mr Quinn has explained a large number of staff are taking part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy on Sunday 26th June 2022. Please vote for Mr Quinn's outfit as we are looking forward to seeing which outfit he has to wear! It is an important charity to so many people, if you would like to sponsor one of the St Anne's Race for Life team members please follow the link below, many thanks.
EYFS & KS1 sports day will take pace on Wednesday 29th June 2022 at 9.30am. Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit and a t-shirt in the colour of their house team, thank you.
18.6.22 - Week beginning 13.6.22
This week the children have been observing some live caterpillars in class as part of their learning about minibeasts and lifecycles. They have enjoyed hearing the Very Hungry Caterpillar, retelling the story and sequencing the events. They have been learning the days of the week and have been writing minibeast riddles.
It has been a warm week and the children have enjoyed spending some time outside. Many thanks for your support with hats and suncream. Thank you to those of you who could join us for our stay and play sessions and for bearing the heat, the children thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you in the classroom. We hope you have a nice weekend. Our PTA summer fayre takes place today 18.6.22 12pm-3pm, come along and support the school if you can. We hope you all have a nice weekend, The EYFS Team.
Non-uniform day - Friday 17th June (items for the tombola to support the PTA summer fayre)
PTA summer fayre - Saturday 18th June 2022, 12pm-3pm
12.6.22 - Week beginning 6.6.22
It was great to welcome the children back after the half term holiday. Thank you and well done to those who carried out the Jubilee project, they have now been handed over to Miss Gorvin. In phonics the children are continuing to consolidate the sounds and HRS words taught. They have been learning to read words with 'ed' at the end. For example mend becomes mended and plant becomes planted. In maths the children explored number patterns with a focus on odds and evens. On Tuesday the children attended an assembly and workshop led by local author Tamsin Mori. The children enjoyed working with Mrs Lewis from Up and Under Sports. They explored different running, jumping and leaping techniques.
9.6.22 Swimming notice
Due to the EYFS stay and play sessions next week, Class 1 and Class 2 will aim (pool completion permitting) to swim on a Thursday, week beginning 20th June 2022.
We hope you have had a lovely half term break and for those who took part in Platinum Jubilee events enjoyed celebrating the special occasion. Our this week document has been uploaded and details information for next week and the coming term. Please continue to send children into school in their PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays the children will be working with a sports coach from Up and Under Sports.
Thursdays will become our swimming day week beginning 13th June 2022. Therefore please can you send children into school with their swimming kit on the day. They can still wear their PE kit on Thursdays.
Please let us know your child's current swimming ability by sending an Evidence Me observation note. It will help us to understand where they are in their swimming journey so we can help support them when they are in the pool. Many thanks, the EYFS Team.
27.5.22 - Week beginning 23.5.22
This week the children have been learning about the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. They have enjoyed creating crowns, flags and bunting to celebrate the special occasion. We hope many of you will get involved with the half term holiday project and look forward to seeing your wonderful work when we return. We hope you all have a great half term break, enjoy the bank holiday weekend and we will see you all on Monday 6th June 2022!
Best wishes from the EYFS Team.
Reading challenge news!
Last week across EYFS and KS1, class 1 were 5th and class 2 were 1st, keep aiming for the reading challenge!
21.5.22 - Week beginning 16.5.22
As part of PSHE week the children in EYFS heard a different story each day linked to being a good citizen (Kind, The Smartest Giant in Town, Mr large in Charge, Clean Up and Hattie Peck). The children thought about each character and discussed how they were being a good citizen in their community. The children then shared lots of different ways in which they can be a good citizen inside and outside of school. In maths, the children have been learning about halving and sharing. They have learnt about distributing objects equally and also explored halving numbers using their knowledge of doubles to help them. For example knowing double 4 is 8, half of 8 is 4. In phonics, the children have been consolidating their knowledge of the sounds taught, reading words and simple sentences. They learnt three new HRS words 'little', 'one' and 'do'. The children found out about London and enjoyed the story of the 'Naughty Bus'. They had fun acting out the story and getting messy with baked beans and paint. As part of RE and topic the children have been writing about special places. Next week we will continue with our London theme, learning about the Queen as part of the platinum jubilee celebrations.
Reading challenge news!
Last week across EYFS and KS1, class 1 were 3rd and class 2 were 1st, keep up the great reading EYFS
15.5.22 - Week beginning 9.5.22
This week during phonics the children have been consolidating their knowledge of the sounds taught, reading words and simple sentences. They learnt three new HRS words 'some', 'come' and 'there'. In maths, the children have been learning about doubles to 10 and really enjoyed singing 'Mr Double Trouble'. If you would like to sing along at home we have put the links to the song and lyrics under the teaching and learning, maths, tab. On Thursday, as a well done for all their hard work during SAT's week, the year 6 children came into EYFS to play with their buddies, they had a wonderful time together!
6.5.22 - Week beginning 2.5.22
This week in phonics the children have been reading words and sentences with phase 3 sounds. They have learnt three new HRS words 'were', 'out' and 'like'. They have been writing words and sentences using their phonic knowledge. In maths, the children have been exploring doubling using objects and also used paint to find doubles to 10. After reading Emma Jane's Aeroplane and exploring different places, the children looked at their place within the world using Google Earth. Linked to our 'special places' theme in RE the children used the iPad to take a photograph of their favourite place in school. Next week, using their photograph they will write about their favourite place. The children had a visit from the local PCSO this week who talked to the children about using the internet/technology safely. Apologies for any confusion caused with PE days. To confirm, we have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays for term 5. We hope you enjoy the sunshine over the weekend.
Reading challenge news!
Last week across EYFS and KS1 class 1 were 1st and class 2 were 2nd, keep up the great reading EYFS
Class 1 and 2 will have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays during term 5, starting week beginning 2.5.22.
Week beginning 25.4.22
It was lovely welcoming the children back after the Easter break. We started our travel and journeys topic off by exploring space, looking at the solar system and exploring light and dark. In phonics, the children have been consolidating the sounds and HRS words taught by reading and writing words and sentences. They were introduced to three new HRS words this week, 'said', 'so' and 'have'. In maths, the children have been comparing number, using the language of more, greater than, less, less than and the same.
EYFS get involved!
There are two competitions for you to engage with over the holidays:
Bitton Parish Council Art Competition 2022
St Anne's School Council Swimming Pool design competition
Please see our home learning tab for both competitions and for further information. We hope many of you will get involved and look forward to seeing your entries, good luck!
Week beginning 4.4.22
This week the children have engaged in a range of activities linked to Easter. They have been consolidating their phonic knowledge and practising the HRS words. In maths, the children have been learning about subtraction, taking a number away from another number and finding out how many are left. It was lovely to speak with so many of you at parents evening this week, we would like to wish you a Happy Easter and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday 25th April 2022.
Reading challenge news!
Last week across EYFS and KS1 class 2 were 1st and class 1 were 2nd, keep up the great reading EYFS
Week beginning 28.3.22
This week the children have been learning about spring. They went on a walk around the school grounds to look for signs of spring and also spent time in the sensory garden sketching what they could see. On Wednesday the children took part in world maths day. They learnt about famous mathematician Sir Isaac Newton and his theory of gravity. The children used scales to weigh different objects and compared them using lots of mathematical language. The children also explored floating and sinking, experimenting with different objects. In maths this week we also focused on 'fewer', looking at different groups and describing which group had fewer. We then started to look at subtraction, taking a group of objects away and counting carefully how many are left. In phonics, the children have been revisiting the sounds taught and learned two new HRS words 'when' and 'what'. Next week our topic focus is Easter.
Reading challenge news!
Last week across EYFS and KS1 class 1 were 1st and class 2 were 2nd, keep up the great reading EYFS
Week beginning 21.3.22
This week the children have been learning about keeping healthy and enjoyed making their own fruit salad! The children have been writing about things they like and have loved sharing their all about me boxes. Apologies in class 2 we are still going! In phonics, the children have learnt three new sounds 'ure', 'er' and 'ow' (snow) and two new HRS words 'ball' and 'tall'. Please continue to practise the digraphs/trigraphs and HRS words at home. In maths, the children have been consolidating their knowledge of number bonds to 10. It is quite a tricky concept so please keep asking them to call out ways to make 10, eg. 5 and 5 or 9 and 1. Next week our topic focus is spring and Easter. We hope you have a nice weekend and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts! The EYFS Team.
Reading challenge news!
Last week across EYFS and KS1 class 2 were 1st and class 1 were 2nd, keep up the great reading EYFS
Week beginning 14.3.22
This week the children have taken part in music and well-being week. The children enjoyed a music therapy workshop on Monday and a singing workshop on Wednesday. The children have been exploring different musical instruments and also had the opportunity to create their own. Both classes created their own well-being song and performed it to each other at the end of the week. In maths, the children have continued to work on number bonds to 10 and in phonics the children learnt four new sounds oi, ow (prowl), ear and air. Our health and well-being focus continues next week and we will continue to share the children's all about me boxes.
Week beginning 7.3.22
We started the week with 'Everybody Writes Day'. The day was linked to creation and and animals. In the morning the children wrote about their favourite creature and in the afternoon worked with their year 6 buddies on a creation activity. The children in year 6 wrote the blurb and the children in EYFS were the illustrators. They really enjoyed working with each other. During the week we shared the text 'Incredible You' and continued to promote the children's well-being through discussion and activities. The all about me boxes that the children have brought in are wonderful. We have started sharing them in class and will continue to send them home once we have shared. We are giving time to each and every child so please bear with us. Please do let us know if there are items required so we can get them back to you. It has been so lovely to celebrate all the things in their boxes so far and we look forward to sharing more next week.
In maths, the children have continued learning about number bonds to 10, please help them to practise at home so they are bale to recall them. In phonics, the children learnt four new sounds this week ar, ur, oo (spoon), or and three new HRS word 'they', 'all' and 'are'. We have sent home the sounds we have taught this week along with another phoneme frame for your child to make words using their sounds cards. Please keep practising the sounds and HRS words with your child at home. Next week we have a music and well-being week.
Week beginning 28.2.22
It has been lovely welcoming the children back after half term. This week the children enjoyed World Book Day, they all looked fantastic in their outfits! The children were lucky to have a workshop with author Tessa Yates. Tessa read her book 'Geoffrey Finds a Bike' and she taught the children how to illustrate the giraffe. The children enjoyed following Tessa's lead and produced some wonderful giraffe illustrations with her. This week has been a review of the sounds taught so far and the children learnt 'oo' the book nook. Next week the children will be taught four new sounds and three new HRS words. Keep practising the sounds and HRS words at home. EYFS have not achieved the reading challenge trophy for a while, please read as often as you can with your child to enable them to make as much progress as possible. The book sent home should be read at least four times. Please ensure you record each time your child has read to an adult. The book will be changed on a Friday if it has been read four or more times. Thank you.
It is 'World Book Day' don't forget to dress up as a book character! We look forward to seeing all your wonderful outfits.
EYFS will have an additional PE slot on Thursdays (starting 10th March 2022). Children should come to school wearing PE kit on Thursdays and Fridays each week. Please ensure footwear is weatherproof and no laces please. Thank you.
EYFS 'all about me project' - a letter has been sent home and the information has been added to our letters and information page. Boxes to be brought in on Wednesday 9th March 2022. Thank you.
We hope you have all had a lovely half term holiday?! We are looking forward to welcoming the children back and would like to say a warm welcome to Miss North who joins us in Class 1. You can find a letter and an all about me document from Miss North on our webpage. Monday 28th February 2022 is an inset day so we will see you on Tuesday 1st March 2022.
EYFS February Half Term Holiday Project - Get Involved!
School closure 18.2.22 home learning activities
Due to the school closure, some home learning activities have been uploaded to our EYFS page, teaching and learning, home learning. We hope you all have a lovely half term holiday. The EYFS Team.
Week beginning 14.2.22
This week has been 'Environment Week'. The children have been finding out about reducing, reusing and recycling. They have been learning about the importance of looking after the planet, saving water, saving electricity and sorting waste by recycling as much as possible. They have learnt about the impact of our actions on the world and what we can do to help. The children looked at and sorted different materials, had a talk from Mr Abrahams our caretaker about recycling, explored the weight of different objects and materials using scales, used recycled materials to grow cress seed, used magnets to investigate magnetic and non-magnetic materials. They really enjoyed a fairy door orienteering activity organised by our Geography lead Miss Franklin. The children took out maps of the school, followed a route and found the sound clues to create the caption 'Environment Week'. This week was planned in partnership with the four schools in our Hub. On Friday we were due to meet virtually with the other Reception classes to share and celebrate our work carried out during the week. The children all designed and made a recycle superhero to help look after the planet. They are currently on display in class. They also learnt the 'I Recycle' song and were looking forward to performing it. We hope they will share their learning with you at home and hope they can engage in some of the home learning activities suggested. Thank you for your ongoing support in EYFS. We say goodbye and good luck to Miss Buckler as she starts her new adventures. It has been wonderful working with Miss Buckler over the last few years and we all wish her well for the future. We hope you all have a lovely half term holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in term 4!
Week beginning 7.2.22
It has been a busy week in EYFS. The children learnt about Chinese New Year. They enjoyed eating noodles, rice and prawn crackers as well as finding out about Chinese New Year traditions and the Chinese Zodiac. On Tuesday the children took part in 'Safer Internet Day' and carried out activities linked to keeping safe online and when using technology. It has also been Children's mental health week and the children engaged in different activities. It was great to see the children dressed up on Friday, thank you for all your donations given on the day. The children have continued working on number bonds to 5 and have been consolidating the sounds and HRS words taught so far. Next week we have an environment focus week which the whole school are taking part in.
Week beginning 31.1.22
Over the past five weeks our topic focus has been fairy tales and this week we celebrated this with a fantastic 'Fairy tales' workshop led by Freshwater Theatre Company. The children thoroughly enjoyed going on a fairy tale hunt collecting clues along the way to unlock different fairy tales which they knew brilliantly because of their fantastic efforts and learning this term. Friday was fabulous with our fairy tales dress up day and the children looked wonderful in all their costumes!
In maths, the children have continued learning about number bonds to 5. In phonics, the children learnt four new sounds this week ai, ee, igh, oa and two new HRS word 'was' and 'her'. We have sent home the sounds we have taught this week. A video of the sounds will be uploaded in due course.
Next week our topic focus is Chinese New Year and we will be engaging in activities linked to Children's Mental Health Week. Check out our 'This Week' document under the 'Teaching and Learning' tab with further information.
Week beginning 24.1.22
This week we read The Gingerbread Man as part of our traditional tales topic. The children enjoyed acting out and retelling the story. In maths, the children have been learning about number bonds to 5. In phonics, the children learnt four new sounds this week sh, th, ng, nk and a new HRS word 'push' . We have sent home the sounds we have taught this week. A video of the sounds will be uploaded in due course. In PSED the children have been thinking about personal goals and how they can be successful in achieving them.
A copy of the letter sent out regarding reading at home can be found under our letters tab.
Books will now be changed on Fridays. Reading folders should be brought in daily so we can record when we read with your child at school. Children should read their school book four times across the week. Please ensure you have recorded each time your child has read so we can record it on the reading challenge. Please come and see us if you have any questions.
Week beginning 17.1.22
This week we read Goldilocks and the Three Bears as part of our traditional tales topic. The children enjoyed acting out and retelling the story. They had lots of fun making porridge in the outdoor mud kitchen! In maths, the children continued learning about addition and the symbols for add and equals. They solved number sentences using objects for support or by counting on from the larger number. In phonics, the children learnt five new sounds this week y, z, zz, qu, ch and three new HRS words we, me, be . We have sent home the sounds we have taught this week. A video of the sounds has been uploaded. In PE the children continued using hoops and quoits to develop their coordination and aiming skills. Our Christian value this term is 'Hope'. We read 'Wisp' by Zana Fraillon and Grahame Baker-Smith. A story about a young refugee boy who discovers hope for a better time and place.
Week beginning 10.1.22
This week the children have been retelling the story of the Three Little Pigs. They have enjoyed using the construction equipment outside to design and build different things. They have been creating story maps and acting out the story using different props. In maths, the children have been learning about addition and the symbols for add and equals. They solved number sentences using objects for support or by counting on from the larger number. In phonics, the children started learning phase 3 sounds. They learnt four new sounds this week j, v, w, x and three new HRS words he, she, buses . We have sent home the sounds we have taught this week. A video of the sounds to follow. In PE the children worked with hoops and quoits working on their coordination and aiming skills. Our Christian value this term is 'Hope' and we read 'How to Catch a Star' and talked about our hopes and wishes for the future which links nicely to our PSED work on 'Dreams and Goals' this term.
Week beginning 5.1.22
Happy New Year! It was lovely to welcome the children back after the Christmas break. This term our topic is traditional tales and this week our focus text was Little Red Riding Hood. The children enjoyed acting out and retelling the story.
Although it has been cold and wet this week the children have enjoyed using their new outdoor space. The EYFS and KS1 Christmas production has now been put together along with the Y3/4 and Y5/6 plays. You can find them under the parents tab, Nativity Plays December 2021.
Week beginning 13.12.21
This week the children have been engaging in lots of different festive activities. They enjoyed wearing their Christmas jumpers on Christmas dinner day. They had fun during their class parties and were very excited to have a visit from Father Christmas who delivered some presents for the classes. The children thoroughly enjoyed watching themselves perform 'A Midwife Crisis' with KS1. The children sang along to the songs whilst watching the virtual performance. We hope you all enjoy watching it too! We would like to say a huge thank you for all your support this term and for our Christmas gifts. We hope you have a lovely Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year, best wishes for 2022 from the EYFS team.
New outdoor area:
Polite reminder that EYFS children and siblings should not be on, in or using the equipment in the EYFS outdoor area after school. We are very fortunate to have been able to create a wonderful space and would like to preserve what we have for children to enjoy year after year. Many thanks the EYFS team.
EYFS and KS1 notice:
We are now using a new phonics scheme in St. Anne’s called Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS). It is important that the children’s home reading books match their current learning within phonics. Therefore, this week the children will not receive any new home reading books whilst we reorder our current books. Instead, you may wish to use this time at home to enjoy special Christmas stories, poems and songs together. The books will be ready for Term 3 where we will also provide you with further information about our new phonics scheme.
Many thanks, Miss Smith phonics leader.
Week beginning 6.12.21
This week filming of 'A Midwife Crisis' took place for the children in EYFS and KS1. The children went in the hall and performed their star and angel dance on stage and joined in with the singing. Thank you for providing the children with their outfits. The production is being edited and put together, we hope you enjoy watching it in due course. The children learnt another set of sounds this week (h,b,f,ff,l,ll) and have brought home activities to support this. In maths the children have been subitising. The children have been engaging in Christmas activities and made Christmas cards to be given out to the local community. Class 2 enjoyed forest schools on Thursday and Class 1 will have their session on Tuesday 14th December 2021.
Forest school information: Children should come into school wearing clothes suitable for forest school.
Class 2 - Thursday 9th December 2021
Class 1 - Tuesday 14th December 2021
Week beginning 29.11.21
This week the children have continued to practise for their Christmas performance. They have been learning about seasonal changes - winter and cold places. In phonics, the children have been revisiting the sounds taught so far and have been working on blending and segmenting to read simple words and sentences. They enjoyed making and decorating their candle jars and calendars to support our Christmas fayre.
Thank you so much for coming along and supporting our school fayre on Friday after school it was a great success.
School Fayre 3.12.21
Come along and support our school fayre, starting at 3.30pm. We will be holding an EYFS stall to raise money and there are lots of other fantastic stalls to browse and some great activities taking place. We hope many of you can join us tomorrow, thank you.
Happy 1st December! We hope you enjoy the lead up to Christmas and enjoy lots of activities with friends and family.
Week beginning 22.11.21
This week the children engaged in activities linked to book week. The children looked fantastic dressed up as book characters on Monday and it was lovely to welcome many of the children back to school for book at bedtime on Wednesday night. We enjoyed reading stories to the children and sharing hot chocolate. In maths, the children continued learning about 2D shapes. In phonics, the children learnt ck, e, u, r. We have sent home the sounds we have taught this week. In class, the children have also been busy practising their dance for the Christmas production and are excited to go on the stage next week to practise. A reminder for costumes to be in by Friday 3rd December 2021.
Date for your diary:
Friday 26th November 2021 is a non-uniform day. We kindly ask for tombola items for the PTA Christmas fayre. Thank you.
Week beginning 15.11.21
It has been a busy week for the children in Reception with lots of different things going on. This week the children have taken part in anti-bullying week, wearing their odd socks to school and engaging in activities and discussions linked to the theme 'one kind word'. They also watched a road safety presentation and carried out a road safety hero activity as part of a competition set by the South Gloucestershire road safety team. The children have been learning about seasonal changes and went on an autumn walk around school. In maths, the children have been learning about 2D shapes. In phonics, the children have learnt g, o, c. k. We have sent home the sounds we have taught this week and the first set of harder to read and spell words to practise. These are I, the, no, of, is, put. Please find some videos for support on our page under teaching and learning, phonics. The children enjoyed Children in Need on Friday and had a special visit from Pudsey Bear! Pudsey kindly left some keyrings for the children in Reception. Next week is book week and we look forward to seeing the children dressed up as book characters on Monday 22nd November 2021.
Instead of PE kit, we kindly ask for the children to come into school wearing something yellow or spotty on Friday 19th November 2021 for Children in Need. We are asking for a donation of £1 to raise vital funds for the charity. Thank you to all the children who carried out the Pudsey colouring competition, entries have now been handed in.
Wear odd socks day to start our anti-bullying focus week.
The children will be engaging in different activities linked to the theme, one kind word: spread kindness by celebrating what makes us all unique.
It is also road safety week. The children will watch a ‘Holding Hands’ road safety presentation (virtual) and will carry out an activity linked to being a road safety hero.
Pudsey Bear home learning activity. A mindfulness colouring sheet and design a bandana sheet have been sent home. Get involved and you could win a prize! We look forward to seeing your entries! Please return them by Wednesday 17th November 2021.
Week beginning 8.11.21
This week the children have engaged in activities for our RE focus week. The theme was prayer and the children created prayer hands, a prayer paperchain and prayer pebbles all linked to thankfulness. The children have all placed their prayer pebble in our new spiritual garden. The children learnt about Remembrance through our key text 'Where The Poppies Now Grow' and our collective worship. The children created beautiful poppy pictures and added a prayer to our prayer tree in the main reception. During phonics, the children have learnt the sounds i, n, m, d. They have been using their robot arms to sound out words and blending hands to blend the sounds together to read the words. New home learning sheets have been sent home in reading folders to help consolidate learning. During maths the children continued to develop their understanding of pattern and enjoyed making repeating patterns with lots of different media.
Week beginning 1.11.21
This week the children have been engaging in activities linked to celebrations. At the start of the week the children learnt about Diwali and at the end of the week children learnt about Bonfire Night. If you are taking part in any Bonfire Night celebrations and would like to share pictures with us, please do so through Evidence Me. It is lovely to see all the things you get up to at the weekends. As part of maths, the children have been exploring pattern in their environment and creating rhythmic patterns. During phonics, the children have learnt the sounds s, a, t and p. They have been introduced to using robot arms to sound out words and blending hands to blend the sounds together. They have brought home a folder containing activity ideas, resources and support materials. We hope you can engage with phonics activities at home to support your child with their reading and writing skills. We have added a couple of videos under our teaching and learning, phonics tab. We will continue to update the page as and when we introduce the children to new sounds. Please note the change to PE day. Children should wear their PE kits to school on Fridays starting week beginning 8th November 2021.
We have added the autumn dinner menu to our letters and information page.
Today the children in EYFS had their individual and sibling photographs.
Due to the possibility of the school photographs taking place tomorrow (3.11.21) please send your child into school wearing their school uniform and not their PE kit. Thank you
Monday 1st November 2021 - INSET DAY.
Term 2 begins on Tuesday 2nd November 2021.
Week beginning 18.10.21
This week the children have been learning the story of The Little Red Hen. They have enjoyed retelling the story, acting it out with props and puppets. The children had great fun making dough, kneading it and creating their own bread roll, we hope they tasted as good as they looked! On Friday the children met with their year six buddies. They took along their school books to read to them and they also took stories from the book corner for the year six buddies to read to them. It was lovely to speak with you all at parents evening and share how your child is settling into school. We hope you have a wonderful half term break and look forward to seeing you all in term 2 for an exciting term 2 heading to Christmas! Best wishes, the EYFS Team.
This week we have been reading the story of The Little Red Hen. Tomorrow the children will make bread rolls. Children will bring their roll home and will not be eating anything at school. Ingredients are: bread flour, salt, caster sugar, sunflower oil and yeast.
Date for your diary:
Winston’s Wish Wear Wellies Non-Uniform Day on Friday 22nd October 2021. Make a splash to raise some cash! The money raised will go to Winston’s Wish. A fantastic charity supporting children who have experienced the bereavement of a parent or sibling. We ask the children to come into school in non-uniform perhaps wearing wellies or wear a welly badge. We suggest a donation of £1.00. There will be an Eduspot page set up where donations can be given electronically as well as a collection in school. More information can be found on the school newsletter.
Week beginning 11.10.21
This week the children have been learning about Harvest. We were very proud of them for taking part in the Harvest service, especially being in front of lots of grown ups and KS1, sharing their work and singing Cauliflowers Fluffy and Conkers. In class we have been reading lots of rhyming stories to encourage the children to listen for words that sound the same. The children have been engaging in rhyming activities and have been singing lots of nursery rhymes to support this. We have also been doing lots of counting and singing number rhymes too. The children have had great fun outside using the 'Play Pod' and going on the trim trail. At the end of the week we had our stay and play sessions. It was lovely to welcome lots of you in to play and to explore the classroom. Thank you for coming in, we look forward to planning the next one.
Our class photos will be published in the Bristol Post 'First Class Supplement' tomorrow (14.10.21)
Week beginning 4.10.21
This week the children have been learning two songs in class and during hymn practice to take part in the Harvest service next week. Outside the children have been using beanbags to develop their balance and coordination skills. They have also been learning to aim for a target using an underarm throw and technique.
The children thoroughly enjoyed meeting their year six buddies and having their photograph taken together to be displayed in class. We are planning another opportunity to meet and spend time together before the end of term.
Today we held our welcome to the year meeting for Reception. We have uploaded the information we shared. It can be found under the letters and information tab. If you have any questions or require clarification about anything please come and see us.
We are planning to take our class photos for the Bristol Post tomorrow (5.10.21). We will try and take it first thing while the children are fresh and hair is still styled!
Week beginning 27.9.21
The children have completed their first full week at school. They have enjoyed getting to know all their class friends. They have been to the hall for lunch, Collective Worship and Hymn Practice. In class they have been exploring sound through body percussion and the use of musical instruments.
On Tuesday 5th October 2021 we are planning on taking the class photos which will be sent to the Bristol Post for their 'First Class Supplement'. If you have not already returned your child's consent slip, please do so by the end of the day on Monday 4th October 2021. If we have not heard from you we will not be able to include your child in the photograph. The weekly school newsletter has been added to our letters and information tab.
Week beginning 20.9.21
This week the children have been exploring environmental sounds. They went outside in the sensory garden to listen for sounds and then had great fun playing the drums outdoors using sticks. The children also spent time looking around the new spiritual garden, taking their shoes and socks off to walk on the sensory path and also sat quietly watching and listening to the water feature. In PE the children worked with beanbags to develop their balancing skills. They are becoming more familiar with school routines and we look forward to all the children getting to know one another when they are in full time next week.
We have added the weekly school newsletter to the letters and information page. Please can any outstanding letters that were handed out during the school visit be returned as soon as possible, thank you.
Week beginning 13.9.21
It has been lovely welcoming the children to St Anne's, they look so smart in their uniform. They have settled in very well during their first week at school. The children have enjoyed exploring their classroom and getting to know class friends. They have been on a walk around the school both outside and inside. They particularly enjoyed finding out where older friends, family members and buddies are within the school. All the children painted a picture of themselves to create a wonderful display for anyone visiting the school. Take a look at their fabulous work on our main class page!
Whilst we are still gathering all your contact information we have added the weekly school newsletter to our letters and information page. Once everything is set up the newsletter will be emailed to you. We have also added our 'welcome to the year meeting' letter for your information. It would be great to see as many of you as possible, however we appreciate some of you may be working. We will add the information to our page for you and should you wish to ask us anything about EYFS please come and see us.
Hello and a very warm welcome to St Anne's. We look forward to getting to know you and meeting you all soon. Key information and documents will be uploaded here. If you have any questions, please contact the school on 01454 862500 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org