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Our next topic is...

Will you read me a story?


We hope you have all had a refreshing half term and you're excited to dive into our new topic!

Our topic this half term is called 'Will you read me a story?' Throughout the topic, we will be reading a range of familiar children's books and traditional tales and discussing the main features of stories, such as the characters, settings, problems and solutions.

Reading is so important to a child's learning, especially during the first few years of their school life. Did you know...

How amazing is that?! We will have plenty of activities in place for you to take part in at home to help you get involved with your child's learning journey. 

In Phonics, we are continuing to learn our Phase 2 letters and sounds. Phonics key rings will be sent home this half term with the sounds on that we have already covered in class. The keyrings will be updated regularly with the new sounds as and when we learn them, so please put them back into book bags each time you use them.

During writing activities, we are encouraging children to write down the graphemes that they now know from Phonics. We are starting to see huge amounts of progress since when the children first started!

Activities to support your learning at home:

  • Practise writing your name and discuss what letters are in your name.
  • Talk about the letters in different words. E.g. reading labels on packets or tins. Discuss the shape of the letters.
  • Read numbers that you see every day, such as numbers on houses or car registration plates
  • Discuss mathematical concepts in every day life, such as money whilst shopping, time, addition and subtraction
  • Practise counting familiar objects, such as stairs or shoes. Can the children count up to 20? Can they count even higher?
  • Share stories together and have story time! Talk about the stories you have read


Key Information and Dates for Gnome Class:


  • PE will be on a MONDAY afternoon. Please ensure your child has both their INDOOR and OUTDOOR PE kit in school, including suitable footwear for outdoor PE.
  • If you would like to buy snack for your child, please send their money in an envelope at the beginning of the week clearly labelling their name, amount of money and what snack they would like. Please hand this in to Miss Mills, so she can update our snack list.
  • In EYFS, we go outside in all weathers. In the sunny periods, please ensure that your child is sent to school with a sun hat and sun cream. Sun cream should be applied BEFORE school and reapplied when needed. In colder weather, children should have a waterproof, hat, scarf and gloves in school. We also ask that a pair of wellies are left in school, so we can enjoy jumping in the puddles when it is wet.


5th November - First day back!

13th and 14th November - Parents Evening 3:30pm-6pm

22nd November - Non Uniform (Dress Down Day) for Tombola Prize

27th November - FS2 Wild Sherwood Visit

7th December - Winter Warmer 2:30pm-4:30pm

10th December - Panto in school for all children

12th December - Christmas Dinner and Jumper Day

19th December - Elf and Gnome Class Nativity 9:30am

20th December - Christingle in school for all children

20th December - Last Day - Break up for Christmas!! :) 

12th February - FS2 Wild Sherwood Visit

12th March - FS2 Wild Sherwood Visit

23rd April - FS2 Wild Sherwood Visit

22nd May - Class Photograph Day



If you would like to help out in Gnome Class, please come and see a member of staff. Whether you are a mum, dad, grandma, grandad or sibling, you are more than welcome to come and join us!


If you have any questions or worries please come and see us, we are here to help in any way we can!


Thank you,

The EYFS Team

Gnome Class Reading Challenge - Autumn 2

Transition into FS2 Questionnaire Analysis

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