Solent Infant School
Welcome to Year R
Spring News from Reception

Welcome back! We hope that you all had a fantastic Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

This term will see the children building upon the foundations that they have established since joining us in September. Our theme for the half term is ‘Over the Rainbow’. This exciting topic will enable us to engage with lots of exciting stories and will support the children in further developing their writing skills. You will be able to find the Year R curriculum overview on our school website. This details all of the exciting learning opportunities that we have coming up.

Home Learning
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support with home learning. You will be able to find a copy of our suggested home learning activities on our school website. These are updated weekly and link to the skills that we have been learning in class.

Please continue to support your child in learning their flashcards at home. They will always have 6 new words to learn and there are 7 colour sets of flashcards to learn throughout their Reception year. Each week, your child will bring home a guided reading book to share. Please continue to enjoy these books at home and write a comment in the ‘home’ section of the blue boat book.

Our Challenge Passport for Spring 1 can be found on our school website along with a link to upload photographs of home learning to be shared in school.

Year R PE Days
Our PE Days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that long hair is tied back and earrings are either removed or covered over on these days. As with all items, please ensure that all of your child’s PE Kit is clearly labelled.

Now that your child has been with us for almost half of the academic year we will be encouraging them to become even more independent. Up until now, a member of the class team has been checking your child’s book bag to ensure that all of their things have made it to the correct place, including letters for the attention of the admin team. We will now be asking them to ensure that all of the things in their bags are put into the correct place as they come into school in the morning. Please give them a gentle reminder of this should you be sending any letters into school via their book bag.

Library Day
Our library day for all three classes is Friday.

Thank you
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. It was amazing to see so many of you at the Nativity performances before the Christmas holiday. If you have any messages for the team in the morning, please pass these on to any member of the team on the gate and they will ensure that your message gets to the class teacher.


Mrs McQuilken and Mrs Lewis
Mrs Dallinger, Mrs Eades and Miss West
Miss Garland and Mrs Kent