Sunday, July 16, 2006

Weekly update 17th July 2006

Weekly update

Well the last week has finally arrived and we are going to have lots of fun this week!

Monday is going to start the week with a party day! The children are going to spend the morning creating party hats. They will then play some party games and have a jolly good boogie. In the afternoon the party will continue with some party food and more games. What a great start to the week.

On Tuesday the children will be working on their transition project and then in the afternoon they will hopefully be able to spend the afternoon with their next teacher.

On Wednesday - yipee!!! It's our trip to Gulliver's World. If the weather is as hot as it has been this last week please make sure your child has plenty of drinks, a sun hat and suncream. To ensure maximum safety the children will be in groups of three.

On Thursday we will continue with our transition unit throughout the day. On this day please send your child with a carrier bag with their name on as they will have things to take home. The leaver's mass will be at 1.30pm in the school hall.

And...Friday. the children are allowed to bring toys in on this day.

I will be sending home some activities for the children to work on over the summer holidays. You will be surprised how they do 'switch off' and how much can be forgotten over the few weeks. Therefore, I urge you to spend a little time each day working on high frequency words etc.

On behalf of the Foundation Stage Team can I express our thanks for the lovely comments you have made in response to your child's report. It is heart warming and so satisfying to hear you are as happy with the provision your child as had as we are. This has been a great year!!

See you soon

Jayne Narraway x

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Weekly update 10th July 2006

Weekly update

Hi there!

Well, we are only a week and half from the end of your child's first year in school and may I say that this has been my most enjoyable and rewarding year in my twelve year teaching career. If I could hold onto these children I surely would!

Sport's Day
I do believe that we have some budding atheletes in our midst. The children behaved impeccably and we were all so proud of them.

What's happening?
This week will mainly be used to carry out assessments in preparation for the passing up of information to your child's next class teacher. However, over the holidays, children do tend to lose some of the information they know, particularly the high frequency words and their letter recognition. I do urge you to keep working on these throughout the summer holidays to keep the brain in shape as the children will be reassessed at the start of Year 1 and any words and letters they are unable to recognised will be set as targets. If you can continue to work on these then the children will 'hit the floor running' so to speak!

I will aim to maintain the blogspot throughout the summer holidays and you may want to have a look for new websites I have found.

Transition into Year 1
You will have received your child's first school report and contained within this will be the name of their next teacher. This week we will be starting a transition project. The children will begin a passport about themselves to take on into year 1. This will then be completed in the first two weeks in year 1. The aim of the project is to make the transition into Year 1 as smooth as possible.

Gulliver's World
We will have our annual end of year school trip to Gulliver's World next week. I have carried out a rigourous risk assessment (along with my 6 year old niece) and the adults accompanying the children will be briefed on the suitable rides for our children prior to the trip. We should return before 3pm. Please collect your child in the normal way, from the classroom door.

Parent/teacher interviews
You should have received your appointment time in your child's diary. I had to work on a first come first served basis and I apologise for any appointments that do not fit your preferences.

And finally...

Thanks you for all your valued support and enthusiasm in supporting myself, the team and, more importantly, your child.

Best wishes

Jayne Narraway x