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Rubies' Class


Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely Easter.

Just a few start of term reminders:

  • Staffing is as follows this term: Mrs Gemma Tomlinson (EYFS Lead), Miss Kirsty Campbell (class teacher), Mrs Katie MacKenzie (HLTA), Mrs Sarah Hawe (GTA), Mrs Amanda Lunt (GTA SEN)
  • A reminder that all school clothing, including shoes and socks should be named.
  • Please could all children ensure they bring book bags to school every day This is especially important as there are often letters for your attention, along with pictures and drawings your child has done at school. Please ensure that Reception reading books come back to school every day. We also read with your child in school and so it is vital to have their book to hand. Reading books will be changed Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Reception children will continue to bring homework home this year on a Friday to be returned by the following Thursday.
  • Every child will be bringing home their SMIRF target sheets to practise instant mathematical recall facts at home. The highlighted headings show which areas your child is working on.
  • Reception children all need a named school PE kit this term – black or navy PE shorts, white PE t-shirt, including tracksuit and trainers. Please could we ask that trainers have Velcro fastenings and not laces.
  • Please continue to check your child’s home box in a morning for anything requiring your attention.
  • Every morning a challenge is set for the children to complete. The content of the challenges reflects a different area of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and aims to consolidate and test the children’s prior learning, as well as engaging them in an activity to start off the school day. We would encourage that you support your child in completing the challenges set, so that you can see what they have been learning and the skills they have acquired. If you are unable to stay due to other commitments, please ask a member of the Foundation team to help support your child with their challenge.
  • Each child has a personal Profile which is a learning journey of the child’s experiences and progress throughout their time in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Whilst your child is at school, they are closely observed in their play and how they interact with their peers and the environment around them. We would encourage parents to contribute to their child’s Profile via the ‘superstar’ vouchers enclosed with this letter. If your child does something at home that they are really proud of, or if you feel that they are demonstrating particular skills and knowledge, please feel free to write down a brief description of what your child said or did, or even take a photograph! If you pass this on to a member of the Early Years team, they will put it into your child’s Profile. Alternatively, please feel free to do this yourself and take the opportunity to share your child’s Profile with them in the classroom.
  • Please could we also ask that parents leave the classrooms by 9am due to assembly and teaching sessions.
  • Also a reminder to ensure that your child posts their name card first thing on a morning to show they are here.
  • Reception children will be included in the ‘Kellington Shining Stars.’ Each week in order to obtain their star they need to have:

-          100% attendance

-          Complete their homework on time

-          Read at least 3 times per week

-          Stay on the green light

     Children will be awarded prizes based on the number of stars they receive.


EYFS Topics this half term will include:

  • Dinosaurs – fiction and non-fiction/transport through time/the beach
  • Shape, number, addition, subtraction, money, time
  • Conflicts and resolution
  • Painting, scissor skills, collage
  • Reception P.E.: Games
  • British Value: Rule of Law –Democracy – turn taking, sharing, collaborating.

Thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries.


Yours sincerely


Gemma Tomlinson                                                                Kirsty Campbell

Early Years Foundation Stage Leader                                      Class teacher


                                                                                   Head teacher: Mrs Diane Parker

Roall Lane, Kellington, Nr Goole. E Yorkshire DN14 0NY  Tel/Fax: 01977 661127




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