I have really enjoyed getting to know your children over the last week.  They have settled in well to new routines and have made me feel very welcome.  I have taught children throughout the primary phase, but I thoroughly enjoy teaching in the early years, and this is where my passion lies.  We are opening Reception on Thursday 18th January for an informal meet and greet after school until 4.15 pm, you are very welcome to join us for biscuits and juice.


This term we are learning about Toys, both old and new.  We will be looking at stories, such as ‘Kippers toy Box’, ‘Old Bear Stories’ as well as writing some of our own.  We are also looking forward to designing our very own toy.  There will be a day later in the term where you can come and look at our finished products.  (We will let you know the date nearer the time)


We are also getting ready for the end of the school year (Scary we know!)  Your child will leave Reception with something called Early Learning Goals.  We are already assessing your children to see what they can already do and what they need to do next.  We are going to have a workshop delivered by Mrs Norcup on the 12th February 2018, which will discuss this further, but also highlight how you can support your child in phonics specifically.  A letter will be sent out shortly with more details about this.  


Remember, if your child does anything super special at home please bring it in and show us so we can add it in to their Learning Journey! 


I look forward to meeting you on Thursday, please do not hesitate to come and speak to me  or any of the EYFS team if you have any questions, concerns or comments about your child’s learning.


Many Thanks

Miss Shufflebotham


Look at how much fun we had last term in the role play area! We were acting out our favourite stories! See if you can guess which Traditional Tale we are from!




A few reminders for the coming term;




Things to do at home:

We will bring home a reading diary and a school reading book in our book bags. Please ensure that we bring this in to school every day so that we can read with our teacher. We love to show our teacher how good we are at reading. We can change our reading books whenever we like! If we have read our book at home, we can change it the next day so that we get to read lots of exciting books.

We can carry on learning at home using these websites, please help us with this because there are some things we might not understand: – there are lots of games on this website that can help us to learn lots! (Just phase 2, 3 or 4 – the free bits!)


​Keep popping back to see all of the fantastic things we are learning about.  We will update very soon!