The Westborough School



Welcome to Sunflower class

Your class teacher is

Miss Smith

Your Teaching Assistant is

Katie Rowland

and Elsa Cowellyour Learning Support Assistant works with Sunflower
and Daisy Class.

We have P.E. on

Wednesdays

Your child must wear their PE kit to school on this day, as they are unable to change in class or the changing rooms. 

They are able to wear joggers, leggings or tights under their shorts on PE days, just in case the weather is not good. If they wear their jumper as usual they will be warm enough. 

Welcome to Sunflower Class!

Here we are in the second half of the Autumn Term and how time has flown by already!

We have enjoyed getting to know your children and have been doing some fantastic learning and playing together.

This half term we will be learning about ‘Witches and wizards’, Remembrance Day, People who help us, Christmas and Flat Stanley!

We are also continuing to learn the next letter sounds from Read, Write Inc Set 1 as well as practicing our sounds skills to read and spell words.

In maths we will be learning numbers within 6, addition and subtraction within 6, measures (length) and shapes and sorting.

It has been so good to see your posts on the Tapestry journals, showing us what you get up to at home, the children love to talk about these photos to their class. Please continue to do this, thank you.

Miss Smith

We learn through play in the Early Years and we do this by allowing the children to lead their own learning through activities in and out of the classroom. You will be able to see what your child gets up to through your child’s online journal on Tapestry. If you have not already done so please send in your details to us so we can set up your account. 

We will send home reading books and a reading record book in your child’s book bag. This is your chance to share books at home from our reading scheme and we would like you to carry on writing in the record book so we can see the progress they are making with you. We will write in these too.

We are teaching sounds to your children, and following a scheme called Read, Write Inc. Each day we introduce a new sound. To help reinforce and practice each sound we send home a sheet of paper with the same letter we have introduced for you to do at home with your child. It would be really great if you could complete these with your child. Click on the video link below for extra help with letters and sounds.

 

We also teach Maths using a scheme called Maths Mastery. Each week we teach a different topic of mathematics and we also will be sending home a sheet to match that topic for you to do at home with your child.

~~~~~

In the Early Years at Westborough our Nursery and Year 0/Reception classes work together.

Each child has their own class base and adults, where they will arrive and go home from and have class times such as Read, Write, Inc, Maths Mastery teaching, story time and sharing news times.

The rest of the day the children have access to all the learning areas that have been set up across all four class bases and all three gardens. This is known as ‘continuous provision’ which means the children can access the classrooms and gardens to lead their own learning. The teachers and teaching assistants observe and work alongside the children to enhance their learning, help develop their skills and encourage them to apply the skills we teach them into their play. We encourage all the children to access all the areas to give them confidence to develop to their full potential at school.

Please ensure your child has all their uniform, coats, P.E. kit and bags labelled clearly. Thank you

 

School lunch 

All children in Year 0 are entitled to a free school meal.

The menu is designed and cooked by our experienced catering staff from fresh every day. The menu runs on a 3 week timetable and can be found on the link above. Every child is entitled to lunch and it is a good social and learning experience for the children as well as saving you making a packed lunch every day!

The Early Years staff have lunch with the children to encourage tasting and eating a variety of foods and good table manners.

 

Please come and ask any member of the Early Years staff anything you are unsure of. Every morning there is a member of staff at the gate that you can speak to. If it is something more detailed you can make an appointment to see the teacher after school.