New Class Names
We are the Ladybirds!
Dear Parents and Children,
As you may know, the school has decided to name each class after something from nature. RWC are The Ladybirds and RT are the Squirrels. The children will soon know their new House name too, the plan is that they will be in the same house as any older siblings to make it more peaceful at home! This is so that we can award team points as well as stickers.
Forest School will begin once we have received back all the permission letters, please return your letter asap, thank you.
Please find below a video, some photographs and a website to help your child or children starting school.
Read with me under a tree - Enjoying time together through reading and advice about starting school.
Essex County Council Library services have a lovely and useful Webpage with games and activities for children in the Early Years. These promote sharing books, stories and developing lots of communication skills with your child or young children.
This site also gives a few tips about how to support your child as they are starting school.
Hope you find it helpful,
If you wish to contact Mrs Wakeling or Mrs Clarke, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure you write in the subject box, who the email is for as both reception teachers will have access to this account. Many thanks
Reading at home.
Reading is so important and you can continue to enjoy this with your child. Oxford Owl (link below) offers free ebooks to read for children aged 3-11, including ones we use at school such as the Biff Chip and Kipper books. The easiest way to search is by age. Some children may need age 3-4 and others 4-5. Please do not worry about the age range in terms of your child’s ability; they are all reading well and making progress but are naturally at different stages. The website also has other useful help with a parents guide to phonics, spelling help, activities, games and storyteller videos etc that you may wish to look at.
Games to play