Who has taken part in the extreme reading challenge? If you have read in an unusual place, please share your picture with us.


Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing everyone next week. First day back for the children is Tuesday 7th Jan 2020 at 8.45am.


Some wonderful artwork from our year 4s at the Victoria and Albert Museum


Christmas at Kent House


Library Visit – EYFS


Library Visit – EYFS


Road Safety Workshops


Then there was light!


Harris Conference 2019


Cross Country Heroes!


Inspired by the work of Stephen Wiltshire some of our pupils have been imitating his cityscapes. Great job Ruby!


Book Fair Is Coming


Read Write Inc @ Kent House


Remembrance @ Kent House


Read Write Inc Information Session


Chartwells School Meal Parent & Pupil Survey

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Welcome to Year R:
Apple and Ash

Welcome back – it’s now Spring term!

Welcome to year R! We hope you find the information below useful as your child continues their learning journey with us! This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times


Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Autumn 2. Hand in Monday 3rd February 2020


In year R, the PE day is Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. Please ensure you REMOVE all earrings on a Thursday. Please ensure ALL PE kit is named.



Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In EYFS, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:15pm.  


Homework: What happens when I fall asleep?

Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

  • Read your favourite story about night time routines or people who work at night !

Write a review of this book. Tell us about your favourite part of the story and why.

By encouraging students to think and speak using sophisticated phrasing, they are more likely to internalise it and use it confidently in their writing.

Read, learn and use the key vocabulary listed below. Work together to incorporate the vocabulary into a conversation

  • Nocturnal, moon, stars, bedtime, routine, night, dark, dream.

Addition, subtraction, counting, shorter, taller, heavier, lighter, full, empty.


  • Practise your phonics sounds using your Read Write Inc rhymes.
  • Experiment with different ways to learn them, e.g. writing them out, songs on YouTube, reciting them aloud or asking someone to test you.
  • Practice writing your sounds using our Read Write Inc rhymes.

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

We are learning all about night time routines this term.

Make something from your favourite book about night time, it could be an owl, a doctor, a bedroom or a toothbrush!

  • . Imagine that you are an animal that sleeps in the day and wakes up at night. Draw your animal and write a sentence about what it does at night.

Does it find food? Does it make new friends?...

  • Create a poster to demonstrate and explore your favourite aspect of learning this half-term.
  • You can create: a poster, leaflet or even a news report! Be creative!

A note to parents,

Over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together. We are all very grateful for your support! Please hand all homework in by Monday 3rd February 2020

In addition, we will be looking for every child to read at home with their parents every evening. Listening to children read will enable them to grow in confidence as they become fluent readers. Once children are able to read fluently and with expression and engage in discussion around their comprehension of the texts will be equally beneficial.


What are we learning?


How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 10 minutes with you, it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school.

Additional Information

We are always making lots of amazing creations using junk modelling. Please may we have any of your recyclable materials from home.

We are also collecting old pots, pans and utensils to develop our outside area. We would be very grateful for any donations.

At the end of every term, we will invite you in to share your child’s learning with them and to look at their books. This term the date for this will be Thursday 6th February 2020 at 3pm.  

In Reception, we are keen explorers and spend lots of time in the garden. We will go out no matter what the weather! As the weather, gets colder and wetter please ensure your child is in school with a waterproof coat. We ask all children to keep a pair of named wellington boots at school to use throughout the year. Please pass these on to your class teacher.

If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Hall and Miss Weeks

Thank you,

Miss Hall and Miss Weeks