Little Owlets Reminder

Hello Little Owlets

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow! We will be exploring with the ice, filling and pouring with the wood shavings, making patterns in the icing sugar, having fun with the pirates, having a royal wedding with the happy street characters, making red, white and blue pictures and lots lots more!!

Just as reminder as well there will be no session next Thursday due to a school trip so I will see you again after the May half term. Have a lovely holiday!

Driving and parking around school grounds April 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

Unfortunately, it has been brought to my attention that careful consideration to pupils and parents walking in the school vicinity is causing concern for families.

I have had reports of drivers mounting the pavement and then proceeding to drive along it, parking on the yellow zig zag lines and drivers also ignoring the zebra crossing on the main road in The Hollow.

We need to keep our school site safe for all. We continue to find drivers entering onto the school driveway or car park, where not permitted. As we have reminded families throughout the year, any driver doing so from this point without prior arrangement will have their details shared with our legal team.

We remind you that you can do these things to help:

  • Drive cautiously and considerately
  • Use the car park at King George’s playing fields
  • Be considerate of our neighbours
  • Park away from zig-zag lines
  • Park away from school and park gate entrances
  • Do not enter onto the school site with your vehicle, unless approved to do so – including Early Birds, Night Owls and other after school clubs
  • Walk to school
  • Drive extra carefully on roads
  • Ensure children are seat belted into correct legal seat requirements.

This week, Mr Jordan, our Site Manager will be speaking with the local Neighbourhood team and Police to raise these concerns. As we are not able to enforce issues on highways for unsafe parking and driving, we do report this to the local Police and Highways in Derby City Council. They are working carefully to monitor this, which is supportive. Please do inform them directly with any further concerns, including registration plate details and names. You can do this by calling 101 for a Police incident, or Derby City Highways through the City website details.

Mrs Besenzi, Headteacher

Hello Little Owlets!

Hello Little Owlets!

The sun is shining and spring has sprung at last! So come and join in all the fun.
We have a scooping station, happy street in the sand, pouring and filling the sparkly water, making marks in the shaving foam, making mini beasts in the play dough, sorting colours and lots lots more!

Information Released from the Government for Parents of Year 2 Pupils

The Government have recently published an information leaflet and 2 videos for parents of children in years 2 and 6 about national curriculum assessments. The purpose of these materials is to help parents understand more about the end of key stage assessments that will be administered in primary schools in May.

They provide basic information about the purpose and format of the tests, how parents can best support their children and how results will be reported.

Useful Carlyle Phonics Information

EYFS1 (Nursery) Children receive daily sessions based on the Phase 1 activities in the Letters and Sounds document- these consist of being able to identify sounds such as musical instruments and sounds from the environment before moving on to letter sounds.

EYFS 2 (Reception) Children are initially taught to read and write in Early Years Foundation Stage 2 through a systematic phonics programme, integrating a variety of reading and writing activities. Phonics is taught as a discrete lesson for 20 minutes per day, with opportunities to consolidate this learning provided through taught and independent activities. The Letters and Sounds planning document and Early Years Foundation Stage Planning are used. Children learn the phonemes and tricky words from phases 2, 3 and 4. Most children will have secure knowledge of phase 3 on leaving reception.

Year 1 Children learn phase 5 phonics which forms the basis of the Year One Phonics check, carried out in June each year.  They also recap their knowledge and understanding of phase 2 and 3, using phase 4 to consolidate this. They may begin to learn aspects of phase 6.

Year 2 children learn phase 6 phonics and SPAG (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation). They also consolidate their earlier learning.

Link to the Letters and Sounds Document:

Link to Advised Enunciation of Phonemes for Phase 2 and 3:

Copy and Paste the links into your browser to have a look- if you would like any further information please see your child’s class teacher.

Reminder: Little Owlets Egg Hunt Tomorrow

Hello Little Owlets 

Come and join in the egg hunt tomorrow (Thursday). 

Bring your baskets and off we will go for some eggciting fun!!! 

We will also be exploring in the chocolate gloop, making chocolates with the play dough, decorating eggs, making patterns in the sand, filling eggs with rice and lots, lots more! 

Come and join in all the Easter fun from 9:30am onwards.