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This term we are learning about ‘Autumn and Celebrations’. We have already learned about Harvest and we shall be learning about similarities and differences between festivals that are celebrated in different religions. We shall be talking about Diwali, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, Hannukah and Christmas. We shall conclude this topic by performing a Christmas Nativity. If anyone celebrates any of these festivals it would be great if you could come in and talk to the children about your faith.


Early Years Reading

Children in Reception have phonic ‘flashcards’ in their ‘To and Fro pack’. Please read the ‘flashcards’ every night with your child and remind them to bring their pack to school every day.  The cards reflect letters that your child needs to practise in order to make progress with their letter/sound correspondence.  If your child has word cards, please support them in sounding out each letter and blending them together to say the whole word.  Any ‘tricky’ word cards need to be recognised as one word and children need to just know what the word says, e.g. ‘the’.



PE is on a Monday afternoon, followed by tuck shop (20p for a drink and 20p for a biscuit).  Our second P.E. lesson will usually be on a Thursday morning when, weather permitting, we shall be outside using bikes, scooters etc.  Please ensure your child (including nursery) has P.E. kit (white T-shirt and navy or black shorts) in school on a Monday.  As with all uniform, these must be clearly named.


School Library 

We go to the school library every Wednesday and ask that you remind your child to bring their library books in on this day so we can check them in and they can borrow a different book.  We shall also be having regular visits to the local library at Nidderdale Plus.


Sharing Assembly

Sharing assemblies are on Fridays at 2.45pm in the school hall and provide
an opportunity to share the highlights from the week.  Children are proud of what they have achieved and we look forward to seeing you there.


Mrs Helen Dutton
EYFS Teacher

Our 'People who help us' visitors

Autumn Walk

Our visit to FEL for an Autumn walk in October.

Exploring Colour September 2017

Class Photographs from Academic Year 2016/2017