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Year R

Early Years at Brockenhurst C of E Primary School

We welcome our Early Years children into school and aim to make the transition from home to school as smooth as possible for both children and parents. The influence of the home as the earliest learning place cannot be underestimated, as each child is unique with different aptitudes and interests. In order for parents to share their views of their child's experiences and strengths we like to arrange a home visit for the class teacher to meet the children in the security of their own home.

We also have a good liaison with local playgroups, which we visit, to meet the children prior to them starting school. Children are also invited to make a visit with their pre-school leaders.

Before they start school, children have learned a great deal with their parents. They use all their senses to learn about the world around them and the people in it. At our school, we continue this pattern of learning by giving children opportunities to explore and investigate their surroundings. By taking part in carefully planned play experiences, we enable them to develop skills and cooperate with others, whilst exploring the outside world.

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  • Our Super Star YRs!

    Published 14/12/17, by Ruth Stack

    We were so proud of all the children's efforts in the Nativity performances this week, they really gave it their all. For some it was being brave enough to stand in front of so many people and for others the opportunity to sing their hearts out and show off their dance moves. They did so well to remember so many songs and actions and do it all with such enthusiasm - and smiles! We have received many compliments about their performance. We would love to see a video of it if any one has one they could share with us. It's difficult to get photos when you're in the midst of it all.

    Thank you once again for all your support with providing costumes and helping get the children to and from church. We couldn't do it without your help. One of the parents asked if she could donate her star costume as she was unlikely to need it again. If any of you wish to do this you are welcome to give us the costumes to store for those who might need them next year - and in the unlikely event that they are a star again you can always have it back.

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  • YR Nativity arrangements 12.12.17

    Published 11/12/17, by Emma Lever

    Collection details for Tuesday 12th December 2017.

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  • YR - Monday 11.12.17 arrangements

    Published 10/12/17, by Emma Lever

    Nativity rehearsal arrangements.

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  • Nearly the Nativity

    Published 08/12/17, by Ruth Stack

    Well done to the children on being so fantastic during our rehearsals this week. Great behaviour and enthusiasm with both dancing and singing. And thank you to all of you for getting their costumes organised and sent in.

    Miss Blick has kindly posted the Nativity arrangements on the previous post. As the blog says you can bring your children to church from 5:30 but we recommend you leave it til nearer 10 to 6 because otherwise they are just waiting around for longer. We ask that you bring them up to us when you arrive so we know who is there and at the end we will keep them with us until you come to collect them from us in person. If you are not attending the Wednesday performance please be ready to pick them up at 6:40pm. Parking will be busy around St.Saviour's church and it will be dark so please take care - wear those hi-vis jackets!

    One of the parents was asking about the songs - I can't put them on here for copyright reasons but if you go to the publisher's website you can hear clips of the songs on there:

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  • Year R, 1 and 2 Nativity arrangements

    Published 06/12/17, by Alana Blick

    Nativity arrangements

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  • Advent is here, Christmas is getting closer!

    Published 01/12/17, by Ruth Stack

    Thank you to the parents who came in to help us yesterday. Our classroom certainly looked more festive today and I have to say all your children seemed very skilled at decorating Christmas trees!

    We went to St.Saviour's church today for a Little Flames service and found out more about the true meaning of Christmas - a time of love for all. As well as telling me what they would like for Christmas this afternoon they chose presents from catalogues that they thought the rest of their family might like for Christmas - some interesting suggestions!

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  • YR getting ready for Christmas

    Published 26/11/17, by Ruth Stack

    This Thursday (30th November) we will be beginning our Christmas preparations. If anyone is DBS checked and would like to come in and help us make decorations some time between 9 and 11:30 then please let one of the team know.

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  • YR sounds and songs

    Published 24/11/17, by Ruth Stack

    We have been continuing to revise our speed sounds and this week have particularly focussed on o, g, and k. We write k with a loop so revised the rhyme to "down the kangaroo, up and round the kangaroo and kick!" Hopefully we'll get the videos sorted soon, but the children have practised forming all these letters in school.

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  • YR road safety tips

    Published 24/11/17, by Emma Lever
    Year R Badgers had a great time on Monday showing off their biking and scooting skills and talking about some of the dangers that we might face crossing the roads.  We talked about lots of different ways we can keep safe and they were very knowl
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  • Nativity news...

    Published 19/11/17, by Emma Lever
    Nativity time is nearly upon us and this year Badgers are going to be Silver Stars! The children will need to have costumes that they can stand, sit and dance in comfortably. We suggest grey, silver or white clothing with comfortable bot
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  • Road Safety - next week 20.11.17

    Published 16/11/17, by Emma Lever
    As you have probably seen on the school calendar, next week is Road Safety week. To this end we would like to invite the children to bring their bikes or scooters, any hi-viz gear they may have and accompanying helmets to school please this coming Mo
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  • YR reminders

    Published 15/11/17, by Ruth Stack

    Just to let you know we put your child's school photo order forms in their book bag for them this lunch time so please look out for that.

    All children who were given permission by parents to have the flu vaccination had their nasal spray today and all went well.

    Tomorrow (Thursday) we hope to have library book change and PE in the morning and forest school in the afternoon so be prepared. I know a lot of people have left their wellies and waterproofs in from last week which is fine.

    On Friday the children need to bring in £1 for Children in Need to come in in their own clothes (spotty if you like). Please could they also bring in a teddy from home and a little something towards a teddy bear's picnic in the afternoon just for Year R (remembering nothing that contains nuts).

    Our sounds this week are i (insect), n (Nobby and his net) and d (dinosaur). Hopefully I will find a way to get the speed sound formation video clips on here before the end of the week.

    Please return your Tapestry forms as soon as you can so new logins can be created for you all.

    Thank you


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