Selling C of E Primary School

milstead and frinstead
Village Acedemy

Catkin Class 

A Message from the Class Teacher, Mrs Foord

Welcome to the Reception Class Page!

Welcome back to another exciting term! We hope you all had a wonderful week off, the children certainly seem refreshed. Perhaps the slightly lighter days are helping us all to feel a spring in our step! Thank you to everyone for uploading to tapestry during the break, it’s a fantastic opportunity for children to continue to develop their speaking and listening skills when they share all the exciting things they got up to.

Can you believe we are halfway through the school year already?! It’s a wonderful time to look back on the children when they first came into school and where they are now, their progression and development is phenomenal.

Last term we had a fantastic time learning through our topic of traditional stories and fairy tales. The children enjoyed making up their own stories and characters and their writing through this was incredible. We also joined in with Christian values week, where we visited other classes in our house teams and learnt about values of Joy, Courage, Self-Esteem and Kindness.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge well done to all the children in Catkin’s class for such fantastic learning in our swimming lessons last term. This was a huge step for all the children and their behaviour and positivity to their learning was exceptional! You should be so very proud of them all.

This term our topic is ‘Celebrations’.  We are learning about a variety of celebrations which will lead us nicely to spring and Easter celebrations. The children have so far been very excited to talk about baby celebrations, sharing their baby photos and funny stories of when they were much smaller.

The home learning menus for this term have already been sent out and we can see that children have already been excited to get these activities started.  Please continue to add them to tapestry and if you require resources of any kind to support this learning please do not hesitate to ask.

The bake sales were a huge success! Such an overwhelming amount of money was raised and is currently being put to good use with items being ordered and prepared for our DIY day on Saturday 11th March. We welcome parental support for this, please let us know if you can help and we’ll make sure we’ve got plenty of tea, biscuits and cake!

PE will take place on Monday afternoons. Please ensure that full PE kits are named and in school at all times. 

Show and tell letters will be sent out shortly. The children are really looking forward to their special show and tell sessions.

Parent’s evenings this term will be held on 15th and 16th March, more information regarding this will follow soon.

A reminder that we have Mrs Deeson in school every Monday and Tuesday as our Family Liaison Officer. If you require an appointment with Mrs Deeson please leave a message for her via the school office.

 Thank you again for all your support to your children’s learning and to our school community.


Kind Regards

The Catkins Team.

Mrs Foord – Class Teacher

Mrs Ambrose – Teaching Assistant

Mrs DaCosta – Teaching Assistant (one to one)

Creative home learning menu:  /docs/Creative_home_learnng_menu_term_3_2017_Catkins.docx