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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life


Notices & Reminders



Phonics meeting

There will be a very helpful phonics meeting next Wednesday at 9:00 led by our Phonics leader Mrs Higgs. The meeting will outline how we teach phonics in Reception. Look forward to seeing you there.

Learning Afternoon

We invite you all to our first Learning Afternoon on Wednesday 21st November 2:45-3:00pm. This is a short session where we invite parents/carers into our class setting to observe and work with the children in their learning environment. It is a great session and we hope to see you all there. We hope to run a Learning Afternoon every half-term after this date.

Show and Tell

Starting from the first week back after half-term we will be enjoying a set show and tell theme/ day. Our show and tell day will be on a Friday. Therefore unless your child really wants to show a specific medal or project etc then I ask that toys stay at home. We will do 2 groups each week. 


Which groups?


Friday 2nd November

Blue/ Red group

Something that begins with the same sound as your name.

Friday 9th November

Green/ Yellow group

Something that begins with the same sound as your name.

Friday 16th November

Blue/ Red group

Something that is the same colour as your balloon group

Friday 23rd November

Green/ Yellow group

Something that is the same colour as your balloon group

Friday 30th November

Blue/ Red group

A photo of when you were younger

Friday 7th December

Green/ Yellow group

A photo of when you were younger


Thank you for your continued support

Miss Gil


Problems with Tapestry

Hi all, If anyone has experienced any issues with logging into Tapestry then please can you come to see me as soon as possible. You can come into the classroom and I will get up your account on my laptop ans figure out the problem as all emails were sent over a week ago now.

Thank you

Miss Gil



Show and tell

I will be putting up some themes for a set day show and tell in the coming weeks but for now I am more than happy for children to bring in objects, medals, anythting that they would really like to show the rest of their class as part of our 'all about me' theme/ getting to know each other and still of course settling in.

Reading books

Please can I ask that all children bring in their reading wallets with their reading record and school reading book every day even if it is not a book changing day for their group. I like to read with each child throughout the week.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation

Miss Gil



50 Things to do before you're 5!

I have attached a brilliant idea that I found out about on one of our Early Years cluster meetings.

It is a project which aims to develop children's language skills.

The checklist includes affordable rich experiences which all promote talk. 

According to the Education Endowment Foundation Early Years Toolkit, studies of communication and language approaches in the Early Years “consistently show positive benefits for young children’s learning, including their spoken language skills, their expressive vocabulary and their early reading skills.”

All activities completed can be uploaded to Tapestry as well.

Please do have a look! It sounds fantastic. 

Miss Gil



Class meeting

Thank you to all that managed to attend our class meeting. Please do not worry if you were unable to attend, I have put the notes of the meeting in the Homework folder.

Pots and pans!

Our class are going to be making a musical wall along one of the fences in our garden. We are trying to collect together some resources to make this together. We wondered if any of our families had any of the following items lying around at home that they would kindly like to bring in?

  • Pot/ pan
  • Colander
  • Gelatin mold
  • Broiler Parts
  • Drying Rack
  • Bell
  • Pot lid
  • “Drum Sticks” (Whisks, Large Spoons, and Potato Masher)
  • Plastic Caddy with Holes (for storing “drum sticks”)

Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

Miss Gil



We would like to say a huge well done to all of the children for their great effort in settling in during the first couple of days at Fawbert and Barnard's. We are gradually establishing those all important routines and having lots of fun along the way!

Thank you to our parents and carers that are using our clipboard for messages and notices in the morning. This really helps us to focus our full attention on greeting the children and getting them into the classroom and settled in good time for the morning attendance register. Please could we remind all parents that this is a legal document that must be completed promptly so please do remember to use the clipboard for any messages as unfortunately I am unable to speak with you all at the beginning of the day. Please do always come in after school for a chat. 

I have uploaded a class list in the secure homework folder for those of you who may wish to know names for party invites etc. 

The office have informed me that there has been a query about which days we do PE. This is always on our class page and if you scroll down, you will see a table titled 'Our Routines' where it says which days we do PE. 

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Miss Gil

Our Routines



Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday






KS1 Assembly
  PE   PE


Book changing for red & blue groups

Book changing for green & yellow groups


Book changing for red & blue groups


Book changing for green & yellow groups