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smiley  Read Write Inc. - this is the Phonics scheme we use at Leigh to teach your children to read and write.  For more information please follow the link below...

smiley  Marvellous Me! - Please look out for 'Marvellous Mes' to keep you up to date with things happening on a daily basis.


smiley  Celebration Assemblies - these are every Friday at 2:45pm.  You should receive a Marvellous Me inviting you to attend if your child has been chosen for an award, but all parents are welcome to come and join us.  Reception will not be going to assemblies for the first half term but we will let you know as soon as we start taking them.


smiley  P.E. - P.E. lessons are every Tuesday afternoon.  Please can you make sure your child always has a P. E. kit in school (white T-shirt, black shorts, black pumps).  Please make sure every item is clearly named.  Please encourage your children to be as independent as possible at home when getting changed, so that they can get dressed and undressed for PE at school. 


smiley  'Wow' observations - we really value your contributions to your child's Learning Journal.  Please let Miss Haslam know if you need any more 'Wow!' observation sheets.


smiley  Toys from home - We ask that children do not bring toys from home in to school as they become very upset if they get lost or broken.  Thank you for your understanding.


smiley  Snack - we have a snack area in Reception which the children have free access to every dayThey are able to choose a piece of fruit and may have a carton of milk or a drink of water from their water bottles.  Every child has their own water bottle which they may drink from throughout the day.


smiley  Homework -  once the children have settled and we feel they are ready, we will start sending home reading books for you to read with them at home.  We change reading books every Monday. We also encourage you to read regularly with your child for pleasure to further develop their love of stories and reading.  When we have taught a letter sound in Read Write Inc., we will send this home for you to practice with your child too.  Sometimes we may give the children additional tasks to complete at home that relate to things we have been learning about that week.


smiley  Making Area - we are always grateful for any resources we can use in our making area such as boxes, cartons, cardboard tubes and yoghurt pots.  Thank you.


smiley  Library - the children visit the school library every Monday to change their Library books.  Their books are kept at school and the children are given time to read them each week.


smiley  Naming clothes - we cannot emphasise enough how important it is that every item of clothing your child wears/bring to school is named.  Please put your child's name on everything to ensure your child's belongings do not get lost or muddled up with other children's belongings.  Don't forget smaller items such as shoes, socks, hats, gloves and scarves!  Thank you.


smiley  Outside - we use our outdoor area every day as part of our curriculum.  Please make sure you send your child to school with appropriate clothing.  During the Winter they will need a warm, waterproof coat, a hat, scarf and gloves and in warmer weather they will require a sunhat.  Thank you.