Hello Reception Class! Welcome to Summer 1 2021! Please see below for a reminder of your letter from Wendy.
Hello Reception Children and Parents
I hope you have all had a lovely Easter Holidays. I am looking forward to seeing you and your children.
Here are a few notes for you regarding this term:
- Swimming lessons start on Monday 26th April please contact me via Signal if you have any questions. They need a school swimming hat, navy swimming shorts or costume, flip flops or slip on crocs (for going to and from the minibus and for speedy undressing/dressing) and of course a towel. Lower primary children are NOT going first thing so they will be accessing the bathroom during the morning before they go swimming. They can all come in their swimming things if they wish (ensure undies are in their swimming bag!) but girls will want to only have their costumes ‘half on’. I’m happy if all reception children want to change at school before going swimming (it does ensure their undies don’t get left at home! We can see how they go.
- Forest School is back! The children and I will join Erika every Friday afternoon come rain or shine so please ensure your child has, in a forest school bag that can stay on their peg, their waterproofs (preferable two piece for toilet accessibility), hat (probably best to put summer hat and warm hat in, one never knows with UK Weather!), SuAntan cream and anything else to help them feel comfortable.
- They will need indoor shoes and Wellington Boots to leave at school and can come and go in school shoes or trainers.
Mondays : Swimming gear.
Thursdays: Trainers for Sport.
Fridays: Forest School.
See you soon.
Please take a look at the ‘Rough Guide’ section for Wendy’s introduction for Summer Term 2021!
Rough Guide & Reading Lists
Lost & Found — Oliver Jeffers
Alfie – Shirley Hughes (any of those)
Funny Bones – Allan & Janet Ahlberg
Borka – John Birmingham
The Odd Egg – Emily Gravett
Pigeon Pi – Meg Mclaren
George & the Dragon – Chris Wormell (anything by Chris Wormell)
Mrs Armitage – Quentin Blake (any by Quentin Blake)
Have you Seen Elephant – David Barrow
The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson
Christopher Nibble – Charlotte Middleton
Book with No Pictures – B.J. Novak
The Day the Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt/Oliver Jeffers
Aunt Amelia – Rebecca Cobb
Blue Penquin – Petr Horacek
Picture Books for Discussion – (Never underestimate Picture Books – they are suitable for all ages!)
Some of these books have little or no words but lots to talk about…
I am Henry Finch – Alexis Deacon/Viviane Schwarz
Chicken Clicking – Jeanne Willis/Tony Ross
Footpath Flowers – JonArno Lawson
Bee-&-Me – Alison Jay
Journey – Aaron Becker (First of 3 books)
Black Dog – Levi Pinfold
The Matchbox Diary – Paul Fleischman
I want my Hat back – Jon Klassen
Longer books to read with the children (Chapter books)
Enchanted Wood/The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton
Pooh Bear Stories -A.A.Milne (not all Children like this)
Dr Seuss Books
Any Classic Fairy Tales
The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me – Roald Dahl
Rabbit & Bear – Rabbit’s Bad Habits – Julian Gough (6+)*
Cave of Doom – Jonny Duddle
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Ian Fleming (6+)*
(* Suggested age but I find younger children love these when read out loud.)