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Welcome to Gnome Class!


Our first topic back is...


We are so excited to begin our learning journey with 'Happy Holidays' which fits in with the whole school topic about Spain! This is a fantastic way to kickstart our year, as I'm sure you will all love to share what you did over the summer holidays! smiley


Throughout this topic, we will get to find out about all the places you have visited, different modes of transport and learn all about Spanish culture and traditions. We have lots of fun activities planned, such as food tasting, baking, making castanets and various forms of art. 


We can't wait to get to know you all better over the next few weeks and we hope you are as excited to get stuck in to our learning as we are! smiley

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
  • 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.


6th September - First day back!

28th September - Macmillan Coffee Afternoon 3pm in the hall

8th-12th October - Whole school Spanish week (more information to follow)

9th October - FS2 Wild Sherwood Visit 

16th October - Flu Vaccinations FS2 - Y6

16th October - Balance Bike Training

19th October - School Photo Day (individual photographs)

23rd October - Balance Bike Training

25th October - KS1 Harvest Festival 9am 

26th October - Flu Vaccinations (catch up session)

29th October -2nd November - Half term break

27th November - FS2 Wild Sherwood Visit

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

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