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FREEDMAN (Reception)

Welcome to Freedman Class. We are named after the author Claire Freedman who wrote the book Aliens Love Underpants. Have you read this book?

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Your Class teacher is Miss Rhodes and Key worker is: Miss Tiffany

Key Person System

At Sharp Lane Primary School we continually strive for the best outcomes for our pupils both academically and emotionally. Our Key Person system plays a vital role in connecting and tuning in with children and families at a more personal, small group level. Whilst Miss Rhodes will have overall responsibility for the children in Freedman class, your child's Key Person will play an essential role in caring for your child, supporting their development and developing rich relationships with families, resulting in a 'community of learners' approach. Spending daily time in our Key Person groups supports our ethos of 'togetherness' which is embedded within our key family approach. Through this approach, we are able to become engaging companions for curious young minds, supporting their explorations and observing their discoveries. It is through this approach that we are able to observe our children flourish whilst achieving wonderful outcomes and most importantly being 'happy'

Our Nativity

The children are all enjoying practising for our Nativity show next week. Please practice the songs below with your child over the weekend so they can be super singers at the performance. Also, if your child has a speaking part please make sure you are practising their lines at home so they are confident with the words they have to say.

Thank you!


01 little nativity.wma

02 mary, mary, what a surprise.wma

03 such a long way.wma

04 bethlehem is full.wma

05 in the stable.wma

07 on that night.wma

08 once there were three wise men.wma

10 one little boy in the straw.wma

We have loved decorating our tree everyday this week!

A surprise visitor!

Last week we had a surprise visitor over the weekend come to our school. The children were very excited to find out who it was. They had left us a slime trail into our cloakroom and a trail of sparkly foot prints. They also left us a tray of slime, these were all clues as to who it was. Luckily we caught the visitors landing into our playground on our CCTV.

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The Alien Landing!

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This week..

This week the children have loved the wet weather! We have enjoyed putting our wet suits and wellies on and jumping in the big puddles in our outdoor area. Poor Anabell even fell into a puddle, but it was all good fun!

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A visit from Storm the rabbit!

Miss Machin brought her rabbit Storm in for a few days to spend some time with the children. She definitely got a warm and loving welcome from all the children! The children took great care of Storm by making sure that they didn't make too much noise to scare her and that they stroked her very gently. This brought up the lovely topic of children talking about pets they or their families have at home.

Autumn Half Term Challenge

After the half term we would really love to hear what you have all been up to. It would be great if you and your child could create either a collage of pictures, or a picture drawn by your child, showing what you have been getting up to during the week. Your child will then have time to discuss this and share it during their key worker time. We are really proud of how all the children have settled over their first half term, well done everyone! Thanks for a great start to the school year.

You can either upload these to tapestry or your child can bring these in to school. Thanks.

Autumn Fun!

Maths Masters!

Over the past few weeks we have been supporting the children in Freedman Class to develop a deep understanding  of the numbers 1 and two. What do these numbers mean to you? Can the children spot these numbers whilst they are out and about?

World Mental Health Awareness Day Celebrations

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Reception Class Curriculum meeting

We hope that your children have had a wonderful start to the year and have settled well into their new class. The team are thrilled to invite you along to a curriculum workshop where we will share information about the Early Years Curriculum, how children learn in the Early Years, how we support learning at Sharp Lane Primary School and ways in which you can support at home. The dates for these sessions are: Thursday 20th September at 3:30pm or Monday 24th September at 9am. We look forward to seeing you at one of these.

How Children learn in Early Years

In Foundation Stage we recognise children as competent and capable learners born with inquisitive minds. Listening to the children's curiosities and interests is a key method through which we are able to interact, scaffold and co construct learning alongside the children, creating a learning environment in which children flourish into confident inquisitive explorers and reflective learners. Throughout the year the children's learning in Reception Class will reflect this 'community of learners' approach where children's interests are the basis for future learning and explorations. This alongside discrete teaching sessions of key skills in Phonics and Maths will support the children in becoming independent and motivated learners. 


Parent Partnerships: We really look forward to hearing more from you about your children's fascinations at home and when out and about.