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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life


Notices & Reminders

Reception updates

Reception Performance 2019 *more details added*

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We are very excited to invite you to our class Festive Celebration. This will be held on Wednesday 4th December starting at 9am in the Main Hall. It should last for about an hour and a half.

Our class will be performing some Christmas songs on the stage. This will then be followed by an opportunity to enjoy some festive refreshments together. There will be some Christmas crafts out for families to complete together. The Friends will be selling some raffle tickets at the beginning as well.  Children can wear a Christmas jumper to school that day.

This year this event will replace the Christmas production for EYFS. It will follow a similar format to the Reception performance a few years ago. 

We look forward to seeing you then!


Dressing up day

Our class will be joining in with KS1 by dressing up as their favourite toy on Tuesday 19th November.  This could be as simple as wearing a T-shirt with a car on it. 


Old Harlow Library visit

We have arranged to visit the Old Harlow Library on Monday 25th November at 1:30pm. We will be enjoying an interactive story relating to toys and then exploring the range of books that the library has to offer. 

We also have sign up sheets in the class for you to collect if you are not already a member.



Our theme

This half-term our theme is Toys. Our first text will be Naughty Bus. Our role-play area will be a Toy Shop and our outside house will become a Bus Stop. Our learning based around toys will then feed into Christmas where our text will then be The Jolly Christmas Postman. Our role-play area will then change into a Christmas Post Office. We will aim to link most of our learning to our theme throughout the term. We are very excited and can't wait to celebrate the start of a new theme with our Teddy Bears picnic on the first day back.


Please take a look at the useful links below. 

Useful links

Hungry Little Minds

Talk, Listen and Cuddle

TLC is an Essex campaign helping parents, carers and families give their young children the best start to life, developing their communication skills through playful learning at home.

Please see the links below:

What to expect, when?

Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage. Please see the link below:


Please see the document in the homework folder that includes handouts from ACL Family Learning Centre.

50 Things to do before you're 5! (Document attached below)

Reading - Tips for reading stories with your child.


Help your child to improve their fine motor skills - Fun, practical activities to help your child build their finger muscles and improve their fine motor skills, ready for writing. - Information about how your child should be holding their pencil to write. - How you can encourage your child to be confident with using a pencil, beginning with drawing

Maths - Videos with ideas for home Maths activities. - how you can encourage Maths through play at home.

Super Movers


How to pronounce sounds correctly

Phonics games/apps

Our Routines



Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday


Music in the Studio






Celebration Assembly

Book changing for red & blue groups

Book changing for green & yellow groups


Book changing for red & blue groups

Book changing for green & yellow groups

Music in the Studio 1pm-2pm