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Sharp Lane Primary School

Working together to capture and nurture the imaginations of young minds

CARLE (Reception)


Carle Class


We are named after the author Eric Carle who wrote the book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar.



In this class you will find Miss Home and Miss Tiffany.




Key Worker System


At Sharp Lane Primary School we continually strive for the best outcomes for our pupils both academically and emotionally. Our Key Worker system plays a vital role in connecting and tuning in with children and families at a more personal, small group level. Whilst Miss Home will have overall responsibility for the children in Carle Class, your child's Key Worker 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 Worker 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'.

Newsletter Autumn 1

Important dates for the diary:


Thursday 3rd October - Reception Phonics Evening (3.30pm & 5.30pm)

Wednesday 16th October – Reception Parents’ Evening (3.30-7pm).
Thursday 17th October – Reception Parents’ Evening (3.30-5pm).

28th October – 1st November - Half term break.

Monday 4th November – School closed- training day.


Read and relax sessions dates to be confirmed.

Please help Reception!


Now the weather is changing can you please provide your child with a full set of spare clothes, which includes t-shirts, jumpers/cardigans, trousers/skirts/dresses, socks/tights, underwear as well as a change of footwear such as wellies or pumps.

This will ensure your child can explore our outdoor area in all weathers and will build their natural curiosity as well as stay dry and comfortable for the rest of the day at school.

It would be greatly appreciated, if you have any spare clothes that you would like to donate to us. At the moment we are low on spare underwear, tights and socks.

Important dates for the diary Autumn 2:


Friday 15th November 2019- Children in need.

(50p for children to wear PJs all day).

Friday 22nd November – Stay and Play (1-2pm)

Friday 29th November- Christmas Craft Day (99-11am).

Tuesday 3rd December – Reception Nativity Concert (2pm).
Wednesday 4th December – Reception Nativity Concert (9.30am).

Friday 6th December – Christmas Fayre (2pm).

Friday 13th December – Christmas Jumper and Christmas Meal.

Thursday 19th December- Christmas party

Friday 20th December- Last day of term

Monday 6th January 2020- First day back

Nursery and Reception Outdoor renovations are finished!


The children are very excited and can't wait to explore our new outdoor area renovations which look amazing. The staff can't wait too! We will be having a talk with the children next week about how they can explore the new equipment safely and enjoy new learning experiences. We will also be strongly encouraging the children to care for the new areas as part of their learning and journey in school. 

Children in Need


Carle Class loved wearing our PJs for Children in Need and decorating biscuits. As a class we talked about how the money we had raised would make a real difference to disadvantaged children and young people around the UK. 


Thank you again to everyone's kind donations!

Stay and play.


We held our first stay and play today. The children loved spending time with their parents and showing them how we learn in reception. We also gave the parents a tour of our new playground!


Thank you to all the parents who came in! If you couldn't make this one, don't worry we we have more happening soon. 

Christmas Craft Morning. 


This morning we invited parents in for our very first craft morning. The children loved working alongside parents to make Christmas decorations. Let's just say there was glitter everywhere!


Thank you to all the parents who came and supported the children!

The Nativity.


The children have worked so hard over the past few weeks learning lines, songs and actions. They have loved learning the songs and performing for all the parents. Thank you for all your support with the outfits all the children looked brilliant. 


We hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did! 

Christmas Party

Christmas Party 1

Welcome back!


Just a few small changes term. 


We will now be entering through our cloakroom rather than the classroom door. This is to ensure a swift start to our morning routine. 


We will be starting PE this term so the children will need to have a  PE kit in school every Tuesday. They will be doing PE indoors so will need a white t-shirt and black shorts.


Don't forget, reading books and records need to be in school everyday so we can change books regularly.


This term will be learning all about Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

This term will be learning all about Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell  1

Music Lessons.

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Music Lessons.

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Music Lessons.

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Music Lessons.

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This term we have been lucky enough to have Miss Lee come and teach us some music this term!

The Hungry Caterpillar (Stay and Play).

Chinese New Year.

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