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Autumn 2 - Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine


Term 2

Sparkle, Shimmer and Shine!


This term, Reception will be learning about light and how it is used in different ways. During this term the children will be investigating about light sources and what we need light for. We will also be finding out how light is an important and symbolic feature of range of religious festivals.



We need YOU!


 This term we are learning lots about different faiths and special occasions. If you and your family are celebrating an important event this season (e.g. Diwali, Hannukah, Christmas, Thanks Giving) then please consider coming in to school and sharing some information with the children about it. Please come and speak to Mrs Grant or Mrs Akrigg if you think you could help!



On the Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th of December at 10am the Reception children will be performing their Nativity

‘A Miracle in Town’.


All the children will be given an acting part and many of them will have words to learn. When the script is sent home, please support your child in learning their words off by heart. There will be more information about the Nativity over the next few weeks.




  The time has come for the children to begin attending Star Assembly on a Friday afternoon. Two children from each class will be chosen to receive the ‘Star of the Week’ certificate and a sticker in assembly.  Parents are invited to attend the assembly once a month and the dates can be found in the school newsletters.




Supporting your child at home:


Daily reading of their schemed reading book sent home from school. Please remember to comment in their yellow reading diary when they have read the book to you. Remind the children that they should put their reading book in the coloured basket every morning.


WOW slips: Please remember to acknowledge your child’s achievements at home by filling in a WOW slip. These slips will be shared with the class and then displayed on the class Wow wall. There will be extra blank wow slips in a plastic wallet in the cloakroom.


Forest School

 The children will continue to go to Forest School in Term 2.

See below for the dates and groups


30th October

Forest School – Maple


Outdoor Learning – Oak

6th November

Forest School – Oak


Outdoor Learning - Maple

13th November

Forest School – Maple


Outdoor Learning – Oak

20th November

Forest School - Oak


Outdoor Learning – Maple

27th November

Forest School – Maple


Outdoor Learning – Oak

4th December

Forest School (fire) am - Maple


Forest School pm (fire) - Oak



Dates to remember:

Thursday 1st November: Autumn Fancy Dress Disco (5:00pm- 6:00pm)

Wednesday 7th November and Thursday 8th November: Parents Evening

Monday 12th November: ‘Odd Socks Day’ / start of Anti-Bullying Week

Friday 16th November: Children in Need Day

Friday 23rd November: Non-school uniform Day in return for tombola donations (jars of sweets, bottles of drink) for the Christmas Fair.

Friday 30th November: Chrismtas Fair (5:00pm – 7:30pm)

Saturday 1st December: Chilton Christmas Craft / Wreath Making workshop

Tuesday 11th/ Wednesday 12th December: Early Years Nativity (10:00am)

Tuesday 18th December: Early Years Christmas Party

Wednesday 19th December: Christmas Lunch Day

Thursday 20th December: Carol Assembly 2:45pm

Friday 21st December: End of Term 1:30pm



We are looking forward to a fun and festive term.

Mrs Akrigg, Mrs Grant and the Reception Team