Friday, 30 September 2016

Star Reader Laura!

Laura Olatunji is our first Star Reader of the year in Reception. Laura has been busy reading her reading books from school as well as a variety of other stories. She has read over ten books already, what a fantastic start to the school year Laura!

      Reading at home is vital if your child is to become a confident and fluid reader. It is important your child continues to practice the skills they have learnt in school at home. Another great way to foster your child’s love for reading and extend their vocabulary is to share bedtime stories with your child.

  Keep up the reading Laura and we look forward to many more Star Readers this year!




    

Nursery Newsletter 3.10.16




Term: Autumn 1                      Date: 14.09.16


                     

  Dear Parents and Carers,


We have really enjoyed spending time with the children and getting to know them this week. Over the next few weeks we will continue to support the children to have a positive transition into Nursery and feel confident in their new environment. Next week will focus on modelling how to use areas of the classroom and the resources in these areas correctly. The children will be extended or supported in their play through adult interactions or enhancements to the provision. 

We will begin to introduce routines to the children next week. Our day will begin with a daily calendar and song/ movement session and will end with a short story or nursery rhyme session.


Values


As staff we are committed to making the education and well being of all children our first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct. We strongly believe in the value of building a good relationships with parents/carers. These are the expectations we have for children and for their parents/carers in order to ensure that the children have the best start possible to their school life:


Children
 Turn up, on time every day.
Do their best in their work and their play.
Demonstrate politeness and kindness to every one they meet.

Parents/Carers
Ensuring that children arrive on time and ready to learn through:
Providing your children with a healthy breakfast or lunch.
Providing them with warm clean clothing

Support your children’s learning at home by:
Reading stories to children regularly (Stories are available to borrow from our reading cart!)

Encouraging them in their interests
Model politeness and kindness to every one you meet


Times
Morning Nursery: 8.30am - 11.30am
Afternoon Nursery: 12.30pm - 3.30pm


Routines/Messages
Please wait by the outside doors to Nursery and we will call your children to come to you at the end of sessions. It may take us a little longer to remember names and faces for the first few weeks so please be patient, the children's safety is always our main priority.
From next week there will be one member of staff calling children's name and another member of staff available slightly away from the entrance door so we can talk to you about any queries/questions you may have.

    Please ensure your child has a pair of named wellington boots to leave in school. Please also ensure your child has a spare set of clothes left in school.
    
Kind regards,


The Nursery Team

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Cable Reels in Nursery

The Hann family kindly donated two cable reels to Nursery at the beginning of the school year. One reel has been covered with chalk paint and used to support mark making opportunities outside. The other cable reel is currently being used as a dining table in our new home corner. The children have enjoyed both areas this week so the Nursery team would like to say a big thank you!



"Look I can draw curly ones on the table!" Ruby 





"Sit down. Tea now for you!" Sia 






Monday, 26 September 2016

Lunch for the Reception children

The children stayed for lunch on Thursday and Friday. They had a super time and all of the children having a school dinner,  tried their food, some of them ate it all up! They demonstrated fantastic listening skills and soon understood and followed the lunch time routine.  It was impressive to see how well some of the children can use a knife and fork, this all helps with the development of fine motors skills, leading to good pencil control.

Today they will all be staying for the whole day and eating lunch at school, they will probably sleep well tonight and so will all the teachers!

Reception Newsletter Autumn 1 26.09.16




      Term: Autumn 1                      Date: 26.09.16

Dear Parents,

This week the children will be meeting the rest of their class and staying for the whole day.  The door opens at 8.30am and collection time is 3.05pm, how exciting!

      We are encouraging the children to think about the feelings of others and sharing, therefore we will be reading ‘The Rainbow Fish’ this week.  We have prepared lots of exciting activities in relation to this text.

      We will continue the teaching of phonics, each day we will send home the sound we have learnt, these are sheets for you to complete at home, to support your child.   In addition,  we will  introduce a numeral a day, these number formation sheets will also be sent home. Please note, these sheets do not have to be returned to school.

 

     Personal, Social and Emotional:

      Begins to accept the needs of others and can take turns and share resources, sometimes with support from others.
 
     Confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community.

      Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others' feelings.

      Initiates play, offering cues to peers to join them.

 

Communication and Language:

Beginning to understand 'why' and 'how' questions.

Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them.

Responds to simple instructions,

 

Physical Development:

      Runs skilfully and negotiates space successfully, adjusting speed or direction to avoid obstacles.

Uses one-handed tools and equipment.

Draws lines and circles using gross motor movements.

   

Literacy:

Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.

Ascribes meanings to marks that they see in different places

 

Mathematics:

Beginning to represent numbers using fingers, marks on paper or pictures.

Shows an interest in representing numbers.

Shows curiosity about numbers by offering comments or asking questions.

 

Understanding the World:

Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends.

      Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiar world such as the place where they live or the natural world.

      Knows how to operate simple equipment, e.g. turns on CD player and uses remote control.

 

      Expressive Art and Design:

       Uses various construction materials.

       Enjoys joining in with dancing and ring games.

       Captures experiences and responses with a range of media, such as music, dance and     paint and other materials or words.

 

      This newsletter will be made available in the outdoor area, in a blue tray labelled ‘Weekly Newsletter’, however we appreciate that many of you wish to be ‘paperless’ so a copy will also be posted on our EYFS blog and facebook page at the beginning of each week.

 

Messages.

      

      Your child should have received a reading books last week, well done to all of the children, parents and carers who read at home and recorded the reading in their reading record.  As we have previously said it is a school expectation that parents or carers read with their child every night.

      We will be happy to change reading books on a daily basis. Each class will have a box in the entrance. If your child’s reading book needs changing, please help them take their reading record and book from their book bag and place it in this box.

      If you have any questions about reading expectations or routines in Reception, please speak to your class teacher.

 

      If you are collecting your child at 3.05pm, you will need to follow the one way system, which we have had to put in place because of the limitations of the building work.  Please note this means you are unable to walk back up the slope at afternoon collection time.

 

      Many of the Reception children have started to use our Breakfast Club facility, we are very lucky at Broadford that this facility is free of charge to the parent, however there is a requirement that the children will purchase food or drink whilst they are there.  

 

     Thank you to all of the parents who have already sent in the spare clothes and wellington boots.

 

      If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk

 

      Kind regards

The Reception Team

 

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Nursery Newsletter 14.9.16






Term: Autumn 1                      Date: 14.09.16


                     

  Dear Parents and Carers,

We are delighted to welcome you to Broadford Primary School. The Nursery Team look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure the best possible start for your children.

Each week you will receive a Nursery newsletter. This is to inform you of what the children will be learning in the coming week and to keep you up to date with relevant news.  There will be paper copies of the newsletter available as you enter the Nursery every week. The Newsletter will also be published on the school website: http://www.broadford.havering.sch.uk or by following the school face book page.


Over the next few weeks we will spend time with your children and help them to make new friends, learn new routines and feel confident in their new Nursery environment. Developing your child’s Personal, Social and Emotional skills will help them to feel confident and to achieve their full potential in all areas of learning.  


We aim to ensure a smooth transition from home to Nursery. You may come into the Nursery and settle your child before leaving. Please look at our Transition advice for more information.


Times
Morning Nursery: 8.30am - 11.30am
Afternoon Nursery: 12.30pm - 3.30pm


Staff
Miss Tynan - Nursery Teacher
Mrs Chisholm - Nursery Nurse
Mrs Light - Nursery Nurse
Mrs King- Teaching Assistant
Miss Martin - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Charlesworth - Higher Level Teaching Assistant


Routines/Messages
As there is limited space to enter the Nursery Classrooms we kindly request buggies are left in the corridor area if you come into the Nursery classes with your child.
Please be patient whilst we learn names and faces of parents. It may take us longer initially to dismiss the children but children’s safety is our main priority. If parents/carers could wait by the exit door whilst we learn new names this would really help us. There will be another member of staff available slightly away from the entrance door so we can talk to you about any queries/questions you may have without blocking the exit.

Messages.
   The children will be able to play outside in all weathers so please ensure they have suitable clothing. Please ensure your child has a pair of named wellington boots to leave in school. Please also ensure your child has a spare set of clothes left in school.
We ask for a voluntary contribution of £1 per half term to support the school to purchase snack resources and provide cooking experiences for the children.

    
Kind regards,

The Nursery Team

Friday, 23 September 2016

Nursery Stay and Play


Today we welcomed our new Nursery children to Broadford for Stay and Play sessions. The children explored the new setting with their parents and carers and a great time was had by everyone. The Nursery team look forward to working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure the best possible start for the children.











Monday, 19 September 2016

Reception Newsletter Autumn 1 19.09.16

Term: Autumn 1                      Date: 19.09.16


Dear Parents,


      The children have had a fantastic start to their school life.  Most of the children have settled in well and we are enjoying taking this opportunity to get to know them.


     Personal, Social and Emotional:
     Confident to talk to other children when playing, and will communicate freely about own home and community.
      Aware of own feelings, and knows that some actions and words can hurt others' feelings.
      Initiates play, offering cues to peers to join them.


Communication and Language:
Listens to others one to one or in small groups, when conversation interests them.
Responds to simple instructions,
Can retell a simple past event in correct order


Physical Development:
Uses one-handed tools and equipment.
Draws lines and circles using gross motor movements.
Puts on own coat or jumper.
   
      This newsletter will be made available in the outdoor area, in a blue tray labelled ‘Weekly Newsletter’, however we appreciate that many of you wish to be ‘paperless’ so a copy will also be posted on our EYFS blog and facebook page at the beginning of each week.


Messages.
      
     Reading at home with your child is vital if they are to become confident and fluid readers. In Reception children will bring home reading books to read with you and it is a school expectation that parents or carers read with their child every night. It is important your child continues to practice the skills they have learnt in school at home. A great way to foster your child’s love for reading and extend their vocabulary is to share bedtime stories with your child.
    Your child will partake in daily phonics lessons and will also have a set reading day when they will read their reading book to a member of the Reception team. Your child should have their reading book and reading record in school on this day.
    We will be happy to change reading books on a daily basis. Each class will have a box in the entrance. If your child’s reading book needs changing, please help them take their reading record and book from their book bag and place it in this box.
    Please be aware that to start with your child will receive a picture book that does not contain words. These book are to encourage the children to talk about the pictures, describe what they think is going on and create their own verbal dialogue for the story. This is a vital development reading stage.


     If you have any questions about reading expectations or routines in Reception, please speak to your class teacher.

     If you are collect your child at 3.05pm, you will need to follow the way way system, which we have had to put in place because of the limitations of the building work.  Please note this means you are unable to walk back up the slope at afternoon collection time.


      Thank you to all of the parents who have already sent in the spare clothes and wellington boots.


      If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk


    
Kind regards

The Reception Team

Thursday, 15 September 2016

New Nursery Stay and Play Session

         We apologise for the delay in starting but look forward to welcoming  Nursery children to Broadford on Friday 23rd September. The sessions will run at the same times scheduled previously, 9.30am to 10.30am for morning nursery and 1.30pm to 2.30pm for afternoon children.

Fun in the Sun!

The children in Reception have been busy enjoying the sunshine this week! They decided to add some water to the sandpit outside to make a beach. They demonstrated great reciprocity skills as they worked together to fill buckets with water to make the sea. The opportunity allowed the children a great environment to get to know each other, developing their PSED skills. Amy C and Livi worked together to build sand castles, whist Ceejay and Amy D served ice creams to the customers. Everyone enjoyed jumping in the sea to cool down! What a great way to be learning!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Nursery Closure


Dear Parents and Carers,

It is with much regret that we must inform you, that due to unforeseen circumstances Nursery will not be able to open on the date scheduled.

The demolition - despite starting early - has not been completed in time. This means that the classrooms for Year 3 are without power, water and data (for computers). As Year 3 is statutory this has meant that they have had to use the Nursery classrooms until their classrooms are ready.

We are having to delay all of the sessions by one week so the Nursery will now begin on Friday 23rd September with the Stay and Play session. There will be no stay and play session on Friday 16th September. Nursery will be closed on the week from Monday 19th September to Thursday 22nd September. The children will still have induction hour slots the week commencing Monday 26th.  All times booked will remain the same but will be delayed until the following week. if your induction time was previously Monday 19th September 8.45am it will now be the following Monday 26th September 8.45am

You will receive a letter in the post tomorrow from the school and we have telephoned contact numbers if we have received admission forms.

If you would like to contact the school regarding times/dates please email:
eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your understanding.
     
Kind regards,
Miss Tynan

Nursery Lead 

Nursery Closure


Dear Parents and Carers,

It is with much regret that we must inform you, that due to unforeseen circumstances Nursery will not be able to open on the date scheduled.

The demolition - despite starting early - has not been completed in time. This means that the classrooms for Year 3 are without power, water and data (for computers). As Year 3 is statutory this has meant that they have had to use the Nursery classrooms until their classrooms are ready.

We are having to delay all of the sessions by one week so the Nursery will now begin on Friday 23rd September with the Stay and Play session. There will be no stay and play session on Friday 16th September. Nursery will be closed on the week from Monday 19th September to Thursday 22nd September. The children will still have induction hour slots the week commencing Monday 26th.  All times booked will remain the same but will be delayed until the following week. if your induction time was previously Monday 19th September 8.45am it will now be the following Monday 26th September 8.45am

You will receive a letter in the post tomorrow from the school and we have telephoned contact numbers if we have received admission forms.

If you would like to contact the school regarding times/dates please email:
eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and we thank you for your understanding.
     
Kind regards,
Miss Tynan

Nursery Lead 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Reception Stay and Play!

It was fantastic to welcome the new Reception pupils and their parents/carers into school on Friday. It provided the children an opportunity to explore their new learning environment with their parents close at hand. It also allowed staff to begin building relationships with both children and carers that will be vital for the year ahead. It was lovely to see everyone catching up after the holidays and the children were excited to see their friends as well as their new classrooms. The new interactive whiteboards that have been installed in all of the Reception classrooms were a big hit, and the children already seem to know how to work them better than the staff!


Monday, 12 September 2016

Reception Newsletter Autumn 1 12.09.16



Term: Autumn 1                       Date: 12.09.16
 
 
Dear Parents,

Each week we will provide you with a newsletter.  The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you up to date with any relevant news in Reception.  It will include a list of intended learning objectives, an overview of activities, the learning challenge (which we will not commence until the second part of the Autumn term), notices and the stories and songs that we will be focussing on.

The learning objectives will be listed under these seven headings:

Personal, Social and Emotional
 
Communication and Language
 
Literacy
 
Physical Development:
 
Mathematics 
 
Understanding of the World
 
Expressive Arts and Design
 
 
Please be aware that we also follow the children’s interests, so many other objectives are covered when opportunities arise.

This newsletter will be made available in the outdoor area, in a blue tray labelled ‘Weekly Newsletter’, however we appreciate that many of you wish to go 'paperless’ so a copy will also be posted on our EYFS blog and facebook page at the beginning of each week.

Messages.
 
If you wish to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address is eyfs@broadford.havering.sch.uk
Please ensure your child has a set of spare clothes (to be left in school), in a named carrier bag on their  peg.

Please ensure your child has a pair of named  wellington boots on their peg, to remain in school.

Your child will not need a PE kit for the start of the year. They will be taking part in PE lessons in small groups with our sports coach Mr Portway but they will not be changing to start with.
 


Kind regards

The Reception Team