Rothwell Haigh Road Infant School

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Our September

Dear Parents,


This month the children in Class 6 have really settled into their school and year group routines. It has been truly delightful to see the children adapt so well to life and learning in Reception.


So far this term, we have been exploring our topic 'I am Special.' The children have observed their own features and created self-portraits, in both a pen and paper drawing and a collage using natural materials. We have discussed how we are all different and how we are all special. 


Our special teddy bear friends, Sandy the dog and Tabby the cat, have already had a sleepover at many of the children's homes, as we continue to celebrate and reward good manners and working hard. Look out for more visits in the month ahead.


Thank you to everyone who completed our recent maths challenge, exploring the different numbers in our own worlds. This information will be used to celebrate numbers 1-10 on our maths wall inside the classroom. The children loved sharing their maths information with all of their classmates. It was lots of fun hearing each others maths stories.


Phonics handwriting sheets began to come home at the weekend. These will continue every Friday as the children learn new sounds each week. Please return the completed sheets to myself, so we can share our writing together.


In phonics, letter sounds will begin to come home this weekend too. More information on how to support your child learning phonics at home, will follow soon.


For October, we will link our topic 'I am Special,' with Autumn and Harvest. Nature bags will be sent home shortly to go foraging for signs of Autumn in your garden and the local area. What leaves and natural objects can you find on your Autumn hunt.


Thank you to all of Class 6 parents for a great start to the year.


Miss Young and Miss Buckley


Reception Class 6 - Our Settling In



The first two weeks have been tremendous in Class 6. We are all now settled into our daily routines and are already making lots of new friends.


Thank you to all of our Class 6 parents for supporting the children come into their classroom independently. The children have been so proud to wave goodbye, hang up their own coats, then put away their own book bags and water bottle.


Our learning this week has focused on understanding our routines and our school 'Golden Rules.' 

  • We are gentle.
  • We are kind and helpful.
  • We listen.
  • We are honest.
  • We work hard.
  • We look after property.

Each day we have a 'Busy Bee' who is selected to do our very important jobs. This includes being our 'line leader' for all of the times that we line up. This role is very special as it rewards children for following all of our 'Golden Rules.'


There are further opportunities for children to be positively rewarded with our Class 6 special friends teddy bears. This programme will begin next week, when your child may be selected to take a teddy bear home for the night. 


As always, if you have any questions I am always available before and after school.


Well done Class 6, a super start!


Class 2 learning

Our current book is The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We have been retelling the story, thinking about what the troll might say or think and building bridges for the goats.

In Maths we have been comparing numbers and using the language, greater than, less than and equal to.

We are looking forward to our Den Building day on Thursday.

Please keep up the good work with the reading at home. Everyone is doing amazingly.

An amazing first week!

We have had such a fantastic first week. The children have all come back to school ready to learn. We have been getting to know our new rules and routines-we've had a lot to take in!

In maths we have been sorting and counting and trying to talk and explain our thinking.

We have been looking at the story of The Little Red Hen (makes a pizza).

Everybody that had a book in school today has read. Please read with your child as often as possible. We expect twice a week at least. A few pages a night is much easier that a full book on a Sunday night.

Please make sure you label all of your child's belongings. We've already had jumpers and cardigans without names on.

Finally...all of your children are little superstars. We are so excited to watch them grow and develop this year. Please work with us. Without your support we cannot do the best for your child. We look forward to working with you.

Enjoy the weekend. 

Science week

The nursery children have had a busy time this week for science week. We have explored 'changes'. We grew cress from seeds and watched each day as the seeds changed. We made popcorn in the microwave, we listened to it popping and we talked about it changing from hard to soft.  We also experimented with bread and and turned it into toast in the toaster. Later in the week Mrs Rowlands will be experimenting with Jelly. A super experimental week! 

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