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     Week Ending: Friday 24th January

Our Learning Journey this half term is: People Who Help us
As part of the learning journey we will be visiting Palmers Green Library.
Yellow Class: Tuesday 4th February 1-3pm
Red Class: Thursday 6th February 9-11am
Blue Class: Thursday 6th February 1-3pm
If you would like to accompany us on this visit you need to have had a DBS check through the school and an induction meeting. Please yet your class teacher know if you are interested in coming to the Library with us.
If you would like to come into school and talk to the children about your job as part of our People who help us theme please let your class teacher know.
Next week is Science week
The children will be taking part in a variety of experiments.
On Friday 31st January the children can come to school dressed up for Science day. Some examples of how they can come dressed up are: as a minibeast, animal, plant or a costume depicting space.
Chinese New Year
This week the children have been learning about Chinese New Year. They made dragons, performed a dragon dance with a musical accompaniment by the children and tasted noodles, which they ate using chopsticks.

P.E. Kits

The children will need to have a P.E. kit at school. The kit consists of: a plain white T. shirt, blue or black shorts, plimsols or velcro trainers and a drawstring P.E. bag. Please bring them into school as soon as possible. All items must be named.


This week the children have been writing about the adventures of a bus, which is connected to our story of the week.


This week we continued to work on Phase 3 of Letters and Sounds.
Next week the letters of the week will be: sh ch
Phase 3 sounds learnt so far: j v w x y z zz
Phase 3 tricky words of the week: he she we me be
Phase 2 sounds learnt so far: s a t p I n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f, ff, l, ll, ss
Phase 2 Tricky words learnt so far: I, the, to, no, go
This week we focused on number bonds to 10. The children used a variety of objects including Numicon to work out the number bonds to 10 ( 0+10  1+9 2+8  3+7  4+6  5+5  6+4  7+3  8+2  9+1  10+0). Ask your child if they can say a number bond of 10.





The whole school value this half term is Resilience.

The children will be taking part in a challenge aimed to show how they can be resilient.

Fit-bags – The children will be taking it in turns to take home a ‘fit bag’. The bag contains equipment for the children to play with along with a folder with ideas and games. The equipment MUST all be returned in the bag before you bring it back to school.
The bag will be given out on Thursday. It must be back in school the following Monday.
Calling all Science-enthusiasts: Hazelwood’s Science week is coming up on the week beginning of January 27th 2020.We’d love for any parents or members of the community, who have careers involving science or who simply have a passion for science, to come in and share this with our children! Our aim is to inspire the children and create a real ‘buzz’ for the subject with engaging, practical activities throughout the week. If you think this could apply to you, please email the school or speak to Miss Hennessy directly.’
Mini Mile
Every day the Reception children and staff join together to have a ‘run around the block’, which entails a run around the Oak and Maple buildings in the school grounds. The aim is to keep us fit and active and to promote healthy living.

************************ REMINDERS & NOTICES  *********************

Please make sure that your child has an early night as the school day can be very tiring. They should be in bed by 7pm to ensure a good night’s sleep.

Home Learning: In your child’s red book bag there is a folder containing your child’s weekly homework. Please support your child when they are completing their homework.

Your child will be bringing home a book from our class library. Please read the book to your child. Also ask your child questions about the story such as: Which part of the story did you like best? Who was your favourite character? What do you think will happen next? Please write a comment in the yellow reading record to say that you have read the book. Thank you

Your child can bring in a water bottle which they can leave at school and we will refill each day. Please put their name on the bottle.

Please make sure that all school uniform is labelled with your child’s name.

Boxes and cartons for modelling

If you have any boxes, cartons, tubes, fabric etc. that are suitable for model making please can you put them in the special bins outside our classrooms. The children have the opportunity to make models every week so we would really appreciate any recyclable materials. Thank you

If you will be available to support us at any point this year, please see the office to complete a DBS check as it is not possible for you to accompany us without one. You will also need to do an induction with Mrs Gannon. Thank you again for your amazing support.

Coats and bags

Please make sure that your child has a coat at school everyday as we  go outside in all weathers. The only bag that your child needs to bring into school at the moment is the red book bag, which can be purchased from the school office. Please do not bring in any large back packs as we do not have the space to store them. Also the children should not be bringing in any toys from home.




List of useful revision websites:

Topmarks for Literacy and Maths activities.

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