Welcome from Miss Anscombe
The school staff are all friendly, approachable, and have very good relationships with parents and children. (Parent Survey 2018)
Examples of work done during school closure
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Gabriella made a bird feeder. She also made paint with flour, water and food colouring, and an NHS rainbow. And she practiced her reading by doing a treasure hunt in the garden.
Aysha went fruit and vegetable picking, and she did maths work for school. She also learnt to ride her bike – well done, Aysha!
Here is a message from Alfie: “Miss Anscombe this is a good school, thank you I love this school. I am doing good reading and writing and good choices. I miss you, Miss Penfold and Miss Hall, and my friends and after school club, and I hope I see you next week. Lots love.” Alfie also made a rainbow for his window.
Willow lost her first tooth and says: “Here is a picture of me smiling showing you my gappy tooth. I miss you Miss Anscombe. Lots of love Willow”. And then she wrote another note to Miss Anscombe.
Sammy has been busy learning and working outside in the garden. He has been learning maths (in full uniform of course as he is a man that likes routine)!! Sammy’s big news is that he learnt to ride his bike without stabilisers since being at home.
Aysha and her sister made a video for Miss Anscombe
Zoe has enjoyed lots of cutting and sticking, painting, science experiments, and she loves to teach mum Maths and Phonics!
Since his last message, Alfie has been super busy! He has done lots of walks, cycling, played games, lego, school work and crafts. Alfie has also really enjoyed helping around the house as well as helping daddy work on his van.
Emmanuel has been practicing his reading.
Emily has been busy making gingerbreads and practicing her sounds. She also made to a Lantern like her brother. Emily also learnt to ride her bike without stabilisers and made a butterfly feeder.
Sammy has been practising his reading – in full school uniform of course!
Phonics: We are using the Read Write Inc programme. This incorporates handwriting and reading.
Children have opportunities to read as a whole class, in small groups and individually on a daily basis. In our Read Write Inc phonics programme they have further daily opportunities to learn the valuable skills of decoding the text.
Reading books: I would like your child to share their reading book daily with you for no more than 10 minutes. Please write in their yellow reading record when you have heard your child read.
Practise counting in 1s, 2s and 10s
Recognise all numerals to 20 and be able to order them
Practise counting toys, stairs, buses, cars, vegetables… Anything will do!
A Take Home Task will be set each term which links to the topic for that term (see above).
- Autumn Term: Knock, Knock!
- Spring Term: A Walk in the Woods
- Summer Term: Splish, Splash, Splosh!
Thank you for your support
Our newly refurbished Reception Classroom
Over the summer holidays, the Reception Classroom was treated to a much needed refurbishment. The classroom now proudly displays a suspended ceiling with LED lighting, new carpet tiles in some areas, new lino, new storage furniture, a new sink unit and counter top, and the original parquet flooring has been sanded down to its original colour and varnished, and the walls painted. The new Reception children are very lucky to have such an amazing learning environment. Thank you to all staff members who have worked hard to make this happen.
A visit from Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions
We were visited by two members of Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions Club, Geoff Rhodes the Lions President and Andy Wavell. They generously presented each child in Reception with a picture book to keep. The book Happy to be me by Emma Dodd is a rhyming book with a body positive theme celebrating all the wonderful things that make us US! The children were very excited to take their books home and I hope this excitement of books continues with them throughout their lives. A HUGE THANK YOU to all Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions for their generosity.