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Learning Together with Kind Hearts and Determined Minds

Learning Together with Kind Hearts and Determined Minds

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Termly Newsletter

Apple & Lime Classes Newsletter

Terms 5 & 6

 Dear parents and carers,

We are super proud of all your amazing children! They have been determined to keep on learning and improving their maths explanations, their skills in phonics, their blending and comprehension in reading and their stamina in writing. Thank you very much for your on-going input at home—it is invaluable and has really given your child confidence in class sessions.

Curriculum Outline Term 5

The title of our Learning Experience this term is ‘Splash!’ The children will explore a variety of texts with an under the sea theme. Texts include The Rainbow Fish, One Tiny Turtle, If Sharks Disappear and The Snail and the Whale. The children will learn about some of the creatures that can be found in various underwater environments. Through their Understanding the World learning, they will explore similarities and differences between these environments. Stories will explore the similarities between fictional characters in their environment under the sea and the reality of sea creatures’ dependency on their environment and our responsibility as humans to look after our planet, including the consequences if we don’t. Each child will make a flying fish kite for our Stunning Start. We have planned for some water themed activities for our Marvellous Middle; hopefully, the weather will warm up before then! The Fabulous Finish is a fun-filled activity session that we are keeping a surprise for the children.

Curriculum Outline Term 6

This term’s Learning Experience is Marvellous Machines, during which the children will explore a range of stories focusing on the theme of Journeys, including Mrs Armitage on Wheels and Pigs Might Fly. In an exciting extension to their writing, the children will also be writing their own story books this term! Our Stunning Start During this term will involve an assault course for remote control b-bots. Our Marvellous Middle will include designing and building food machines. For our Fabulous Finish, we will invite parents and carers into the classrooms (both indoors and outdoors) to try out the children’s creations. During this term, we will also have our Apple & Lime Fun Day, which is a full day of outdoor active learning through play and will include a visit from Animal Magic and a picnic lunch! Later in the term, we can look forward to Sports Day! As this is the final term of the year, we will start to prepare the children for KS1. Your children will get the opportunity to get to know their new teachers, visit their new classrooms and can have all of their questions answered about the life of infants. We will also be welcoming our new reception children into our classes to visit for a couple of afternoons.

Homework is linked to our Learning experiences.

Please continue to enjoy the homework activities and once completed, please share your child’s work by posting a photo or two on Tapestry—we have been amazed at the great opportunities you are giving your children, and they love sharing their different approaches to the tasks with their friends.

Reading homework

Please aim to listen to your child read their eBook at least 3 times per week, making a brief comment in the reading record to let us know where they may have struggled or what they did particularly well—your child gets a house point for each time they have read at home. Please send in your child’s reading record book and reading book every day. We do chat with the children about their reading at home and always check the comments to make sure we can help tackle any issues with blending, etc. On Thursday afternoon, Apple and Lime children visit our school library; your child will choose a library book, and this will be in their book bag. Please enjoy the storybook with your child, making sure to place it back in the book bag every day.


We want our children to look as smart as possible; please refer to the uniform policy on the website to ensure the children are wearing the correct uniform, shoes and PE kit. Please note that school jumpers and cardigans should have the BGPS logo—to ensure that this is affordable, the PTA run a uniform shop, which is well-stocked and open regularly. Makeup and nail varnish are not permitted. Excessive hair accessories or extreme hairstyles or colour are also not permitted. Only small stud earrings are allowed—these must be removed by the parent or carer before school on P.E. days. PE for EYFS children is on Wednesday, so please send your school on a Wednesday in their PE kit.

Please ensure your child continues to bring a coat to school daily (this can be a small waterproof kept in school). Please could you also supply a sun hat (to remain in school) and sun cream if you wish your child to have a midday top up – however please see us for a consent form for application.

A hat – to remain at school if possible 

In colder weather, this should be a woolly hat and be accompanied by a pair of mittens or gloves 

In hot, sunny weather, this should be a cap or sunhat.

A coat 

In colder weather, this should be a coat with padding or lining 

In hot weather, this can be a light jacket.


Kind regards,

Mrs Hemsley, Mrs Phillips and Mrs White

Your EYFS teachers @ BGPS