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1 Sound and District Primary School Meet the teacher Reception meeting for parents and carers September 2017

2 Meet The Teachers Class Teacher Miss McNichol Teaching Assistant Mrs Huntbach

3 Our aims for your child: Securing the foundations for our children on their journey through life Opportunities to work together with parents and the wider community Utilising the rural outdoor learning environment Nurturing our children, inspiring them to be confident, respectful and resilient Developing life skills, values, teamwork and a love for learning. Our Sound Superstars. Be Resilient Be Curious Be Independent Be Caring Be a Team Player

4 Positive Discipline Lots of praise for good work and behaviour. Team Points (colour teams) Stars on Stage Assembly Certificates Head Teacher Awards Sanctions displayed clearly for when necessary. Made and agreed by the class/school.

5 Sound and District Primary School The Early Years Foundation Stage

6 What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)? Please ask for any more information if you would like to find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage.

7 The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Areas of learning The Foundation Stage Curriculum (revised 2012) There are 3 Prime Areas 1. Personal, Social and Emotional Development 2. Communication and Language 3. Physical Development Then there are 4 Specific Areas 4. Literacy; 5. Mathematics; 6. Understanding the World; 7. Expressive Arts and Design

8 EYFS at Sound school Topic/story of the week and enhancements Structure changes throughout academic year Recording children s learning

9 Rainbow Fish Goldilocks Halloween Topics are selected and enhanced by the children s interests in their play. We set up different activities and can amend the classroom layout to encourage different types of play and learning. Activities to develop particular aspects of learning can be set up. Winter Wonderland Superheroes

10 Rainbow challenges Maths Literacy Understanding the World Creative Outside Technology Other

11 Class website and blog Please check our class blog regularly to see learning in Diamond Class Permission is needed for your child to feature on the blog. Class letter

12 Fruit and water Children in Reception and Key Stage One (Years one and two) are provided with a piece of fruit each day. Each child will also have an individual water bottle to access water throughout the day. You do not need to bring a water bottle to school this year as your child has their own. At Sound we promote healthy living, through exercise and diet.

13 P.E P.E Kit Black shorts White T Shirt Pumps Dark Tracksuit (woolly hats are useful in the winter months!) Trainers Please put your child s name in every item! Please remove all jewellery before coming to school on these days.

14 Home and school links Friday Weekly learning letters based on what children have been learning that week. Contained in the letters are things which you can do at home to reinforce this learning. We have a Special Moments book. This book will go home at weekends and half term holidays for you to contribute your child s special moments! At school, we will also add in certain special moments. This book will form a wonderful record of your child s home and school learning through their Reception year (alongside your child s online learning journey which we will be introducing). Tricky words, high frequency words and new sounds also regularly sent home for children to practise. Maths challenges also sent home. Reading EVERY day 10 minutes

15 Home and School Learning Books Please see the attached letter in the documents section of the website (copies also sent home in book bags) with more information about the Home and School Special Books. We hope you enjoy seeing your child s learning books each week!

16 Your voice matters! Following are parent questionnaires we are responding to some suggestions made by parents. With this in mind please take the chance to attend our Parent Forum Meeting on 25 th September at 5pm.

17 PTA Welcome event day (Animal Magic) More information to follow SCHOOL CLOSED Staff Training Day PTA Meeting 6:30pm at school Parent Forum Meeting at school 5-6pm School Open Afternoon Curriculum Evening More information to follow PTA Halloween Disco 3:30-5:30pm (different to rest of school) Dates for the diary Parents Evening 3.30pm 6pm slots Parents Evening 1-4:30pm slots Full Governing Body PTA Christmas Fair 3:30pm 6:00pm

18 At Sound and District we have a very supportive PTFA who help to raise funds for the school, organise exciting events and experiences for the children ad help to further develop a strong parent school relationship. If you would like to join The Friends of Sound and work closely with the school, please come to our first meeting on Wednesday 20 th 6:30pm at school to find out more. WEB:

19 We Aim......to develop effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school...to engage in activities or provide facilities or equipment to support the school and advance the education of our children We Need...your help now to represent the parents in your class come to a meeting and help decide what to spend the next 1 on, or how to raise that next 1 organise and help run a stall, or an event or to join one of our working parties

20 Collecting children Please let us know if someone different from usual is collecting your child. You can either ring the school office or speak to the member of staff in the morning to pass on the message. Please also let us know if someone on a regular basis will be collecting your child (e.g. Grandparents on a Tuesday). If someone comes to collect your child and we do not know who they are, we will not be able to send your child with them until this has been checked with you.

21 Our doors are always open. Come and see us or use the planners to write and tell us about anything you are concerned about. Tell us before it becomes a bigger issue. Tell us the good things as well! Together we can support your child on their exciting journey. Thank you for coming do you have any questions?

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