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Did Granny have an iPad? 馃馃摫

This term, we are busy exploring lots of different toys using our new book Knuffle Bunny. We have been sorting toys into groups of new and old, looking at the similarities and differences between different toys and thinking about our favourite toys and games.

Children in Need 馃挵馃惢馃檶

We had lots of fun raising money for Children in Need, we explored lots of colours, spots and stripes and even made our own Pudsey Bears. As a school, we raised 拢186 for such a worthy cause. Thank you so much for your kind donations 馃挄

鉂わ笍Celebrating Remembrance Day 2018 鉂わ笍

In Reception, we paid our respects to the fallen soldiers with a morning of lots of Remembrance activities. We were extremely lucky to have a very special picture to look at too, the children very respectful and took part in a minutes silence to remember those who lost their lives at war. 鉂わ笍馃挄鉂わ笍

R Newsletter Autumn 2

Our autumn walk 馃崅馃崄馃崈馃憖馃枑馃憙馃徑馃憘

We found lots of signs of autumn...

Reception were so excited to meet Dudley the owl! He is a 7 year old tamed Tawny Owl, we all got to stroke him using our gentle hands 馃憢

We love Owl Babies 馃摉馃鉁嶏笍馃挱馃憖馃憘

We are having so much fun in our first few weeks at school! We are getting to know our new friends, learning to share, take turns and even tidy up! Our teachers are so proud of us all!

Welcome to Reception!

In The Early Years Foundation Stage, the children follow a play-based curriculum that will provide them with the opportunities to

Develop their confidence, independence and social interaction

Encounter a range of new and exciting experiences, through the power of play

Build upon the skills they have as they leave the home environment to start school

Develop these skills as an individual

Prepare for the next stage in their primary school education

Throughout the school day, the children will learn in a range of different ways. Through whole class focused group work, small group learning, adult-led activities, child-led activities and independent play.

Please find additional details about this academic year below.

If you would like any further information on The EYFS at St. John鈥檚 please do not hesitate to arrange a visit.

We always enjoy welcoming new friends and are looking forward to getting to know you all,

Miss Solan, Miss Semeniuk and Miss Blears聽smiley

The EYFS Long Term Planner:


Timetable of useful information:


Reading Books -聽Please read books at home and sign the Reading Record

Thursday Library- Please return your library book each Thursday. Phonics books are updated on Thursday too.聽

聽PE- Please ensure your child has a fully labelled a PE kit in school聽

Useful websites and games to try at home: