Spring 2020 in the EYFS

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year and hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families.

Our topic this term is “Wants and Wishes”. Please click here view the curriculum map to find out what the children will be learning over the weeks to come; please read on for further general information.

Age Concern

Our visit to Age Concern last term proved to be a wonderful and rewarding experience for both the Reception children and the Age concern clients. Unfortunately, the walk there and back was just a little too far for us to make a second visit. This term I would very much like to resume our friendship with Age Concern and I am considering the possibility of taking the children by car. It is for this reason that I am sending out an appeal for booster seats (with backs) that are no longer required so that we can transport the children safely. I am hoping that you can help me with my request by asking your family and friends- thank you very much!

Eco Bricks

My personal ‘want and wish’ this term is to inspire the class to work together to think of and implement practical and fun ideas to look after our world. We will embrace the making of and building with ‘eco bricks’; this will be lots of fun and hopefully the children will begin to understand how they can reduce their waste. There will be an ‘eco brick’ drop in club after school on Mondays until 4:15pm in the EYFS Unit; the club is for any interested Landscore parents, children and members of the wider community who would like to learn more about eco bricks and would like to help with making them. Please feel free to drop off your completed bottles, empty bottles and your clean non-recyclable rubbish to the unit during this time!

Reading at home

Research has shown that parents who regularly listen to their child read at home significantly increase their prospects of becoming successful and confident readers, so, it is important that you read with your child as often as you can. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to come and talk to me: I am usually available at the end of the day for a quick chat, alternatively we can arrange a mutually convenient time for any longer discussions. We plan for the children to read to an adult at school at least three times a week so reading folders need brought in every day; we will continue to change books on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please also check reading folders for correspondence from school.

Volunteer Helpers

Volunteer Packs are available at the School Office in the main building if you are interested in becoming a Parent Volunteer. We would particularly welcome any parents or Grandparents who could give up some time each week to listen to children read.

Dates for your diary

  • Parent Interviews: Tuesday 11th February and Thursday 13th February

  • Half term: Monday 16th February to Friday 20th February.

  • Our open afternoon will be on Thursday 19th March from 2:30pm onwards (more details to follow).

With kind regards and warm wishes for 2020,

Louise Brown