Welcome to Early Years
Our Early Years department is made up of two mixed aged classes (Nursery/Reception), Dosbarth Coch and Dosbarth Melyn. Our two classes will be working as one large unit both indoors and outdoors in order to provide the best learning opportunities for your children.
Early Years P.E day will be every Wednesday. All Nursery and Reception children should come into school wearing their P.E kit.
Our P.E kits will be:
- plain white t-shirt/ plain white t-shirt with school logo
- black shorts/ dark coloured leggings/ dark coloured jogging bottoms (weather dependent)
- school jumper
- trainers/ pumps
Please ensure that your child has removed any jewellery including ear rings before coming to school on their P.E day.
P.E days for Early Years will begin on Wednesday 30th September.
Children can either have a school dinner or bring a packed lunch from home. If your child is bringing a packed lunch, please ensure that you only send in a small selection of healthy food that your child can easily eat within their lunch time. Juice is allowed for their lunch time only.
If your child is having a school dinner then the menu can be found on our school website. The meals cost £2.40 per day. Until the on line payment system is available then please place money into an envelope marked with you child's full name and class. This can then be posted into the cheque box located in the infant foyer.
At a cost of £1.50 per week, school will provide a healthy snack for children in Nursery and Reception.
Children can choose from a selection of fruit and are encouraged to drink the milk provided.
Please make payments for snack via the School Money online facility (a link will be sent to you via text message). If you have any difficulties paying online, please contact the school office. Payments can be made in instalments, however please ensure that the full amount for the Autumn term is paid by Friday 23rd October (Nursery children £18, Reception children £21).
Thank you for your support with this.
Please provide a water bottle for your child to access throughout the school day. This should be labelled with your child's name.
Acton Park School water bottles are available to buy from school at a cost of £1 each.
Please follow our school twitter accounts for updates and information.
During the first half of this term we will be getting to know each other by talking about our friends and families. We have read the story The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson. The story is about a giant called George who is a good friend to the animals that he meets.
To fit in with current guidelines and to ensure that we are being as safe as we can with changing reading books, please see below for the Foundation Phase procedure for sending and returning reading books.
Your child will be given a reading activity to complete; these will be set on Seesaw (children's log in details will be sent home with children very soon). This will focus on a reading skill, phonics development or spelling. This will focus on either a reading skill, developing phonics or spelling.
Your child will be given a new reading book, appropriate to their reading ability, or a library book. Please can you share the book with your child at home and make a note in their reading record about how they managed with their book.
Books and reading activities will be sent home a Friday. The day for returning books and activities to school will be the following Friday. This will allow book bags, books and reading diaries to be quarantined in school before staff handle them to change books.
Staff will be handling the books on a Wednesday/Thursday to allow additional days for you to quarantine these at home if you so wish. This will be at your own discretion.
The weeks will be numbered as follows:
WB 02.11.20 - week 1
WB 09.11.20 - week 2
WB 16.11.20 - week 1
WB 23.11.20 - week 2
WB 30.11.20 - week 1
WB 07.12.20 - week 2
WB 14.12.20 - week 1
Dojo points are awarded to the children for extraordinary achievements and exceptional behaviour. Staff are always looking for children using their marvellous manners, being a kind and helpful friend and trying their best with their learning.
Children will bring home a 'dojo certificate' or 'golden ticket' when they reach 25 points, 50 points, 75 points and 100 points.