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As a Church of England Primary School, our ethos is firmly grounded in Christian Values. We are committed to celebrating each child in our school. We seek to provide opportunities, recognising the gifts and talents of each individual. Our close knit community allows us to help our children to grow and flourish, both personally and academically.

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Thunderbolt Class


Dear Parents,

The children are starting to settle in at St. Andrews; they have been coming into School a lot more confident and leaving ‘less’ tired. Well done kids you are all doing


Last week the children were very busy preparing for

‘Harvest’. They had a lovely time at ‘Experience Harvest’ at the Church learning about the different ways we can

‘harvest’ the land and sea. I was very impressed to hear how much courage the children demonstrated by showing their paintings about the different ways they like to share.  They also had a lovely time harvesting apples and blackberries from

the School grounds which they cut up and then helped make a crumble to make our apple crumble. The children also shared out various fruit with each other and enjoyed a fresh fruit salad.  They also painted pictures of the fruit that they shared

which will go up on our Harvest display.

This week we have been looking at ‘Our Bodies’. The children have been building a skeleton, drawing pictures and learning about healthy and unhealthy food. After sorting toy food into ‘healthy’ and ‘unhealthy’, the children then cut up food magazines and grouped them into healthy/unhealthy by sticking them onto a paper plate (on display). In PE the children

thought about how they could change the shape of their bodies to look like the bodies of animals. At the Forest School the children build stick people and stick skeletons.

In Literacy, the children had their first go at writing some of their learnt sounds into their ‘Writing Books’ when writing about their weekends. In Maths, the children spoke about ‘age’ and worked out the order of who would be turning 5 years old by

looking at the months they were born in. They have also had their first experience with ‘Numicon’. In Phonics, the children have learnt the sounds s, a, t, p, i, n. We spend two days on each sound to consolidate their learning—reading books with words will start next week after we learn the next two sounds. There has been a very recent change to the homework that reception children will be sent home. This will all become clear in the letter to be sent home on Monday.

One favour to ask - please can you work with your child to dress themselves as independently as possible? We were very slow changing today for PE. Many children just sat there expecting Me to dress them.


Glad to see the ‘WOW vouchers’ coming in, let’s keep them coming to fill up our

‘WOW Wall’.

I hope you all have a super weekend! I can’t wait to hear what the children will be writing about in their ‘Writing Books’ on Monday.  See you then!



Past Newsletters

15th September