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26/11/20

Year 6 have started to make candy canes out of clay, ready to be painted next week 🎨 https://t.co/fC3GwTJ803

26/11/20

The book fair has arrived at Kent House! 📚 Please see letter attached with information on how we are making it covid-safe https://t.co/cGjYkKbSNz

26/11/20

Wow that is incredible progress 😍

25/11/20

A fantastic kindness rap written by some of our year 6's 🥰 https://t.co/TDeNqFrtmw

25/11/20

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What a lovely challenge, it certainly put a smile on our faces 😀

25/11/20

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 This week's wellbeing challenge: how many people can you make smile today? 😊 We'd love you to keep count and tell us how many! Have a wonderful day 🤗 https://t.co/3BdyDPBxrK

24/11/20

🚨For parents & carers 🚨 Our November Newsletter is now available on our website, make sure you check it out! https://t.co/W8wGiJZKoO https://t.co/tDa6uSMTJG

21/11/20

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WHAT A WEEK 🤩 A massive thank you to everyone who took part in & this year! It's so amazing to see people not just in the UK but around the world working together to be Did you take part? Let us know by liking or RT'ing 💙 https://t.co/ZU7ZGYVGiZ

20/11/20

It has been amazing to be able to give out so many certificates for kindness today after our 'It's Cool to be Kind Week' 🌈 All of our pupils have shown kindness in so many ways 🤗 https://t.co/w0YXDIpq6I https://t.co/4LIyX2f2jZ

19/11/20

Year 6 have been learning about leaf classification in science this week. They picked their own leaves from our secret garden and made scientific drawings of them 🌿 https://t.co/FkIAbNGuHv

19/11/20

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If you are thinking about starting a career in primary education, we would love to meet you! Come and meet the team online via Zoom on Wednesday 25th November! To register, please click on Eventbrite link: https://t.co/PQMNGFQ3n2

18/11/20

Wow, what fantastic work from year 1 with beautiful handwriting!

18/11/20

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🌈Wellbeing Wednesday: Take a look at this toolkit specifically developed to support parents and carers. https://t.co/zRDUSS7SxB

18/11/20

Year 2 have been painting some beautiful, autumnal leaves in art today 🍂 How stunning are they? https://t.co/fNQ3PJUog9

18/11/20

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Fantastic challenge from ! Simple, practical things children can do to , connect with others and generate a lovely sense of giving. https://t.co/KPPOH8oZL8

18/11/20

Happy Wednesday everyone 🌈 To coincide with our 'It's Cool to be Kind' week, this week's wellbeing challenge is our 15 random acts of kindness. Try to complete as many as you can today! Let's spread kindness 🤗 https://t.co/4Uib3ze8Ym

17/11/20

Year 6 have been learning about different types of families in PSHE and have started to create their own books for younger children about them 👨‍👩‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👦‍👦 https://t.co/jOmCvz8LVo

17/11/20

🌈 In aid of 'It's Cool to be Kind' Week, we are going to be spreading joy throughout our community. It all starts with kindness. Watch this space! Thank you year 1 🌈 https://t.co/LMWvQ3dNyF

16/11/20

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful pupils and staff who took part in today 🌈 https://t.co/BetD42vU2O

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Reception


Welcome to Reception:
Serena Williams and Jessica Ennis Hill

Miss Holle is teaching Serena Williams class this year assisted by Mrs Heath and Miss Coulstock.

Miss Smith is teaching Jessica Ennis Hill class this year assisted by Miss Sayer.

Welcome to Reception! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts the year 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

At Harris Primary Academy we believe in fostering a love for reading from the very beginning. With this in mind, please ensure your main priority is reading with your child daily. Give your child opportunities to explore the story by answering questions, exploring key vocabulary and talking about the illustrations.

Once children have settled into their new routine, children will take a story book home daily, alongside a read-write-inc book each week matching their specific reading level.

Additional 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.

PE

In Reception, PE is taught on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child wears their full PE kit to school on these days and all earrings must be removed.

Trips

This half term we are focussing on settling the children back into their routines.

Key Times

The nursery gate is open for reception children at 8.45am, please arrive by 3.15pm to collect your child.

 

 

 

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Design it

You will find new and exciting books in your book bag each week. There is a phonics book for you to share with your grown up and a story book for your grown up to share with you. Look at the pictures and talk about what is happening, Can you re-tell the story? Do you recognise any sounds?

Please record the books you have read in your reading journals and leave us a comment. We love to see what you are reading!

We are very excited to learn all about you and your family.

 

Can you help us by making a family tree? You can add your important friends to it as well. Talk to your family and friends about what you like doing, how you spend time together and any special celebrations you have.

 

We cannot wait to hear all about it!

With an adult, think about how you could make or decorate your tree. Don’t forget to include lots of interesting facts about your family! You can use any materials you want including recyclable materials!

Practise it

Write it

Make it

We are excited to start mark making with you and introducing phonics (this will help you to read and write). Can you start by practising to write your name? It is a really important job because at school we have to NAME everything!

Could you use different materials- pencils, pens, chalks, crayons, paint? Write it in sand, shower gel, rice… We would love to see pictures of this. Please help your child to write in lower case if they are writing using only capital letters.

Challenge: there are numerals and numbers all around us. Could you practise writing your numbers?

We are excited to start mark making with you and introducing phonics (this will help you to read and write). Can you start by practising to write your name? It is a really important job because at school we have to NAME everything!

Could you use different materials- pencils, pens, chalks, crayons, paint? Write it in sand, shower gel, rice… We would love to see pictures of this.

Challenge: there are numerals and numbers all around us. Could you practise writing your numbers?

 Have fun creating your masterpieces! Remember, no piece of art is complete without a dazzling frame (using materials and resources you can find at home)! We look forward to seeing your wonderful work!

A note to parents,

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.

 

What are we learning?

This term we will be celebrating Traditional Fairy Tales within our topic ‘Can you tell me a story?’ We will be reading the stories The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Jolly Postman. The children will learn to sequence parts of a story, they will learn to ask different types of questions through hot-seating and they will learn how to use their facial expressions, bodies and voice when acting out stories.

In Mathematics children will be exploring 2D shapes and their properties and going on shape hunts in the outdoor learning area. The children will be representing numbers using different resources and practising number formation. They will learn about ‘1 more and 1 less’ using concrete and pictorial resources.

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. Please also help your child to consolidate their RWI phonic knowledge by completing the sound sheet which will go home each day.

Additional Information

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 appropriate clothing such as thick coats, hats, scarves and gloves. Please could you also provide wellington boots for your child to be kept at school all year round.

If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Holle or Miss Smith or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

 

Thanks,

Miss Holle and Miss Smith