Point out the numbers on their advent calendars. Can they recognise the numerals of each day and tell you which they are? Ask them to show that many fingers or clap, stamp the correct amount to match the number.
Please bring in your children’s costume, in a named bag if you have not already done so.
If your child goes to Forest School, please can they bring in a standard sized individual yoghurt pot to make a decoration.
There is a Christmas post-box, in Garden Block, should your children wish to send each other Christmas cards. They can post them at playtime and the older children in the school will then deliver them to individual classes each day. Please write the name of the child’s class on the front of the envelope.
Dates to Remember: Please check the school newsletter for a comprehensive list and further details
Tuesday 10 December: The Sleepy Stargazer EYFS and KS1 production in EGH
Refreshments will be available from 8.40am in the Octagon after drop off and the performance will begin around 9.00am.
Please bring the children to the Nursery or Reception Classroom by 8.30am at the latest. If your child attends on a Monday morning they will also need to be in school by 8.30am as the children are performing to the school. Should the children require breakfast, please bring them in as early as possible.
Wednesday 11 December: Christmas Party 2.00pm (All children invited to attend)
Children who attend Nursery in the morning will need to wear their school uniform as usual but may bring in some party clothes to change into after lunch. These will need to be in a named carrier bag and party shoes must be sensible so that they can enjoy the fun of the games. A special visitor will be dropping by to surprise the children and have fun. There will be a sign up sheet for party food on the Nursery door. Many thanks for your contribution, which can be bought in that morning or the last session your child attends Nursery before the party. Please only bring in a small amount as the children will have had lunch earlier in the day.
Thursday 12 December: If you wish to collect your child early, please let your child’s teacher know.
Friday 13 December: End of term Christmas Jumper Day, Santa Fun Run and Christmas lunch.
All children are allowed to come to school wearing a Christmas jumper over the top of their uniform. They will also take part in the annual Santa Fun Run. Please send them in with a £2.00 donation to take part, in exchange for wearing their jumper and receiving a Santa hat. If they have a hat from last year or their own Santa Hat, they can donate £1.00. The school run all together although the younger children will have a shortened route. All money raised will go to Crisis at Christmas. The lunch will be slightly later so can you collect at 12.45pm.
Finally may I wish lots of luck and good wishes to
Ms Birch, Mrs van den Berg and Mrs Richardson who are all taking part in ‘The Big Sleep Out’ on 7 December at school. If you wish to donate to the cause please use the following link https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-portal/fundraiserPage?pageId=1116822
Many thanks for all your support as usual
Mrs Ferrey and the Early Years Team