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Welcome back to a new term.


We must say that the children look refreshed after the Christmas break and lots of them seem to have grown too!



Our topic this term is 'Let's go on a Safari', as you will be able to see from the Topic Web, we will be looking at different animals and habitats and also how people need to prepare for different seasons or climates.



We are delighted that so many of you are supporting your child's education by listening to them read at home.

We cannot stress what an enormous difference this makes to the progress children make in ALL areas of the curriculum, both now and in years to come.

Please date and initial in the Reading Record Book and write a brief comment. The Reading Records are checked and books changed on a daily basis.

Thank you for all your hard work at home with Reading and learning sounds.



P.E will be taught on Wednesdays (see the new Spring timetable). Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit at school with everything named.


Fresh Air Friday

On Friday we go out for a walk, play outdoor games or make something to help wildlife or our environment. Last week we made Pine Cone Bird Feeders which some of you may have seen hanging outside our classrooms.

We have also signed up to the RSPB Big Bird Watch, so we hope to see lots of hungry birds at our feeders.



We have begun to integrate Squirrel Classes into other areas of the school and we now attend two assemblies a week (Monday and Tuesday). Both Miss Lee and Mrs White are pleased with the excellent standard of behaviour shown by your lovely children.



You are always welcome to come in for a chat to any of our Reception/ EYFS team.

Just to remind you...

Red Squirrels -

Miss Lee is the class teacher.

Mrs Kinvig is the teaching assistant.


Blue Squirrels -

Mrs White is the teacher.

Mrs Richards is the teaching assistant.

We are delighted to say that Mrs Richards is now with us full time to provide consistency for our children.



We ask that your child has clean underwear and socks or tights in school at all times as we have no spare underwear at school. From time to time children this age may have a need to change into dry (and warm) clothes.



We are launching our Wow moments board located in the area between Red and Blue Squirrel classrooms.

We will be sending home blank balloon templates for you to share something your child has done at home that they are proud of. We hear so many exciting things from the children that it would be lovely to share them. It may be a photo, a note, a drawing or picture- whatever you like. Perhaps your child has built a model, helped at home, visited someone or something, walked the dog, collected some sticks or stones...anything they have enjoyed. You can put it on a balloon and we will display it in school.

Please do not think this needs to be every week, just now and again would be wonderful.

Thank you. 


RAF 100

Our topic next term is RAF 100- Squirrel classes will be looking at a history of moustaches and RAF uniform! We also hope to build a spitfire! Any offers of help or artefacts gratefully received!


Thank you very much for your ongoing support.




Topic Web for Spring 1

New Timetable for Spring 2018

New Timetable for Autumn 2

Topic Web Autumn 2

Our First Week at RAF Benson Community Primary School