Early Years Newsletter
Terms 1 and 2
Welcome to Borough Green Primary Foundation Stage.
This letter is to provide you with information regarding our weekly timetable and the names of the adults that will work with your children.
Mondays and Thursdays – Home Readers
The children choose these books from a selection matched to their level of reading. They can be changed twice a week if needed.
We will inform you of your child’s PE day in due course, please send them to school in their PE kit on the day. PE kits do not need to be kept in school. Please be aware that PE is not a statutory ‘subject’ for Foundation Stage although Physical Development is part of the Foundation Stage Profile. The Advisory Service do not feel that Foundation Stage children with access to an outdoor area need discreet PE lessons. We will teach some skills but this will not be on a weekly basis.
Children need to bring in named welly boots. These will be kept in school as they will also use them for outdoor play.
If you have not already provided a painting overall please can you do so ASAP.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that children must have a jumper/cardigan and coat in school every day no matter what the weather is like. They do not need their own pencil cases. Fruit and water bottles must be named.
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Curriculum Outline Terms 1 and 2
In Reception we use high quality children’s books to plan our weekly sessions.
We will have a daily session of; letters and sounds, handwriting and maths in addition to the child initiated sessions.
We hope that all children will recognise all the single letter sounds by Christmas. We will also do a lot of input on number and hope all children will be able to count, recognise, order and draw numbers to 10, if not 20, by Christmas.
Please see the website for further Early Years information - http://www.bgpschool.kent.sch.uk/
We have our own class Blog and will keep you updated through this and through Tapestry (if you have not activated your account please speak to a member of Early Years staff).
Mrs Jeffery and Mrs Hemsley
(Early Years Foundation Stage Teachers)