A very special visitor

 We were thrilled today to welcome Mat from Highgate Fire Station. 

He is a firefighter and even drives the fire engine. 

He told us all about his job and showed us his special protective clothing. 


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The children listened beautifully and asked excellent questions. 

We are very proud of them and look forward to welcoming more visitors in the future.  

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The children were able to try on his uniform.



















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We learnt how to call the fire service and how to stay safe from objects such as matches and fireworks.  



Mat also told us how the firebrigade can install fire alarms in people's homes and reminded us to check our fire alarms regularly.

Name Writing and Counting - our Targets

Reception have been working hard. Every morning they come in, they find their whiteboard with their name on it and they practise writing their name.

We are also working hard on our phonics and so far we have matched the letters m, a, s, t, d, to their sound.

We have also practised forming these letters and today blended some to make the words, mat, sat and dad. We practised writing these, too, on our whiteboards.

You could try this at home - they don't have to be perfect. Remember to guide your child's hand to hold their pencil correctly and to form the letter shapes if they are struggling. Use praise, praise and more praise.

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We have also been matching numerals to arrays. You can try this at home with two dice, one with spots and one with numbers - roll and match the numbers (numerals) to the correct number of spots. You can also use: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37


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Have a great weekend. 


Mrs Owen


PS - remember it's a short week next week and you need to pick your child up at 2.15pm on Wednesday.

Reception's First Week

Settling in...our little stars are shining.

Reception 2017 class have settled into their new class and school beautifully.

Mrs Walker, Mrs Owen and Mrs Davis are all really pleased with how kind, sensible and smart their new class is.

They look lovely in their new uniforms. However, some children have lost their jumpers and cardigans already because they do not have a name in them. Please could you check at home that you do not have a jumper that does not belong to you? Someone has taken the wrong jumper home and it does have a name in. Please send P.E. kits in (with names on all items) as they will have P.E. on Mondays (starting from 11th September).


Children have been given some homework to explore at home with you. Please send it back on Tuesday.


Children have been working on learning our school rules, class expectations and moving around the school, into the hall for assembly, lunch and kiddush.



Mrs Halter and Mrs Davis have been teaching the children all about the Jewish New Year and the children learned about Rosh Hashanah by trying to blow the shofar to prepare for and welcome the Jewish New Year.


Anti-Bullying Week

Reception also worked hard to produce a display called, "Reception have Kind Hands," for our Anti-Bullying Week.

Year 6 were very kind and took a child (or two) from Reception around the displays and explained the ideas behind each year group's display.



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Have a great weekend.