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Reception and Nursery

Reception Parent Workshop:  It was good to see so many parents at our reading workshop.  Ms Buck and Miss Ryan explained to parents how important it is to enjoy books at home as well as to practice listening carefully to the sound sin words and playing games with them.  How many words can your child tell you that rhyme with sat?  If you ask your child to fetch their c-oa-t or to feed the c-a-t do they know what you are asking them to do?

Dear parents, remember that you will receive a free PE kit from the office when you return the Free School Meal form.

Reception children must be in the playground by 8.45 for doors to open at 8.50am. 

A polite notice - Nursery PlaygroundThe Nursery playground is only for the Nursery children to use during the time that Nursery is open.  Please do not let your child run around and play with the toys in there. 

Starting Full-time School

  • School Uniform:

    Children must wear: 

    • Black or grey school trousers, skirts or dresses (no jogging bottoms)
    • Plain white shirt or polo shirt
    • A GD sweatshirt or cardigan or a regulation school jumper (grey or green)
    • Plain black shoes – no white soles, logos, coloured ticks etc.
    • Children must not wear earrings in school.
    • All long hair must be tied up.
    • Hair must be cut no shorter than a number 2. No embossed styles.

    We are very proud of Green Dragon and wearing a smart school uniform helps to encourage and promote this sense of pride.  Please support your child by making sure they follow the rules. Thank you.

  • IEYC for this term - BLAST OFF!

    At bedtime, the moon and the stars come out. They shine down from the night sky. Have we ever imagined what it might be like to go on a journey to the moon and the stars? What might we nd there? Who might be living there? And what is the moon really made of? Perhaps it is time to nd out! 

  • maths
    • Recognising and writing numerals 0, 1, 2, 3
    • Counting objects and correctly matching numerals
    • Using prepositional language (under, next to, behind etc)
    • Using language related to size (big, bigger, biggest etc)
  • English
    • Core books- ‘Goldilocks and the 3 bears’ and ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’
    • Retelling a story using a text map (pictures)
    • Changing a text map to create our own oral stories
    • Read, Write Inc Set 1 sounds: m  a  s  d  t  i  n  p  g  o  c 
  • How can you help
    • Talk about your family. Look at family photos.

      -Who is in your family?

      -What countries do they come from?

      -What special things do you and your family like to do together?

      -Do you belong to a religion or follow any particular routines?

      When walking around the community, look at the different types of houses and house numbers.

      -How are they the same?

      -How are they different?

      -Are they tall/short/long/wide etc?

      - Why do we have keys to houses?

  • Home Learning:

    Read stories with your child at home. Talk about the characters, settings and structure. Can you make up an alternative ending together?

    The children should also:

    • Read every day to or with an adult
    • Practice their phonic cards
    • Ask your child questions about colours, sizes, objects or numbers that you see when you are out and about.
  • Useful Websites for learning:
  • Things to remember e.g. PE kits

    Only reception children need PE kits.

    • PE is on a Wednesday. The uniform is black shorts and a white t-shirt. Please ensure clothing is all name labelled.

    • School PE uniform is black shorts and a white t-shirt. Please ensure clothing is all name labelled. plimsoles are needed for PE.

    • Shorts or leggings must not be over the knee as this increases the likelihood of slipping on equipment
  • Important dates:
    • Monday 30th October: INSET day – only staff in today
    • Tuesday 31st October: Start of Autumn 2 term
    • Monday 13th – Friday 17th November: Anti-Bullying Week
    • Wednesday 15th November : School closes at 2: 00pm today for Parents’ Evening
    • Wednesday 15th November : Clubs start at 2:15 – 3:15pm
    • Wednesday 15th November : Parents’ Evening 2:30 – 5:30pm
    • Thursday 16th  November : Parents’ Evening 3:30 – 6:00pm
    • Friday 8th December: GDF Christmas Fair
    • Friday 15th December: Reception Show to Parents
    • Wednesday 20th December: End of Autumn term and start of Christmas Break SCHOOL CLOSES AT 2.00pm today.
    • Wednesday 3rd  January: Beginning of Spring term - all children start back today. 

Messages from the Staff

School starts at 8:50am and finishes at 3:15. Please be prompt as lateness at either the start or at the end of the day is upsetting for the children.

Please check with your child's teacher that they have a record of all the people that are allowed to collect you child - we will not allow the children to leave the school premises without your consent. If your child is being collected by someone other than yourself or the allocated person then you MUST call the school office.

Packed lunches must not contain sweets, chocolate bars, nuts or fizzy drinks.

Parents and grown ups can talk to any member of the Reception Team at the end of school.

Please make sure all of your child's clothing has their names written on them with PERMANENT pen - thank you.

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