Sheerness West Federation

Reception Parrots

Week beginning 15-10-18

The last week of Term 1! This week Puffin and Parrot classes are reading ‘Funny Bones’ by Allan Ahlberg. A family of skeletons go out on the town for an evening and have some fun! We will be comparing the length of different bones to practise maths skills, making skeleton pictures with white straws on black paper and deciding which activities we do in the day and which we do at night.

Don’t forget PE kits on Friday and well done to all the children who can already change on their own or with just a little help.

Have a happy half term and remember to share some exciting stories together as the evening draw in.

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Week beginning 8-10-18

Our story this week is about a crocodile who has tooth ache. The children will be learning how important it is to brush their teeth every day so that they don’t have bad teeth. Their activities will include practising using scissors to cut out some sharp crocodile teeth!

The weather has been unusually warm this term and the children often take off their jumpers and cardigans. Please make sure ALL their clothes are named, we have a box of un-named and un-claimed garments for you to check if you are missing anything.

Most children have their PE kits on a Friday – WELL DONE – but there are still a few in each class who have not brought one in. They need a white t-shirt, black shorts, plimsolls and track suit bottoms for the chilly days. Thank you.

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Week Beginning 30-9-18

This week we are reading ‘The Rainbow Fish’ with our classes. The Rainbow Fish doesn’t have any friends until he learns to share his shiny scales with them. We will be talking about how children can be good friends to each other and have happy, sharing classes. They will also be painting their own fish using celery sticks to print the scales. Ask them about the colours they use to make their beautiful pictures.

All the children will receive a book this week to encourage sharing and reading together with parents, carers, grandparents and friends. Please read the story together over the weekend and we will ask the children about it next week. Thank you.

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Week beginning 24-9-18

We have a colourful story this week, ‘Elmer’ by David McKee. Elmer the patchwork elephant does not like standing out in the crowd and being different……. until he realises his friends like him just the way he is! Puffin and Parrot Class will be making their own Elmer using the top part of plastic milk bottles. Please remember to send a clean one in.

To practise our counting skills the children will be counting how many of each colour squares Elmer has.
Try counting objects up to 10 with your child this week to reinforce their learning.

Don’t forget PE kits on Friday.

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Week beginning 17-9-18

This week Parrots and Puffins will be staying in school for the afternoons and will finish at 3.15pm. We have an exciting week planned learning about healthy food and we will be making pizzas! Our story is ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and children will be planting some seeds of their own. The outside learning area now has a busy construction site, a quiet reading area with some enormous beanbags and an interesting nature kitchen. Ask your children what they like exploring and who they enjoying sharing the activities with.

PE is on Friday mornings, please make sure your child has their PE kit with them so that they can take part. If it rains we have wet weather trousers and jackets in school but they also need a pair of wellies. These can be left in school on the rack in the cloakroom then the children who have wellies can still go outside to explore.

PLEASE label ALL clothes, footwear and bags clearly. Thank you.

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Week Beginning 10-9-18

This week children will be staying for lunch and finishing at 12.45pm. Don’t forget your packed lunch if you are not having school dinners.

Our story this week is ‘Dirty Bertie’ about a boy with some dirty habits…… ask your child what they are! They will be learning about how germs are spread and why it is important to cover their mouth when they sneeze or cough. We have some exciting activities to demonstrate this. Thursday 13th September is Roald Dahl Day and children can dress up as a character or wear something that is yellow for a donation of £1.00.

Please make sure your child has a PE kit for Friday and any earrings are removed, thank you.

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Welcome to Puffin and Parrot Classes 2018/19

Welcome to Rose Street Reception classes. We hope you had a wonderful summer and that your children are ready to start exploring and learning in our amazing Early Years Unit. During Week 1 they will be in school for mornings only and then in Week 2 they will join us for lunch too.

Our story for the week is ‘Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School’ about a little boy’s first day at school and how he makes friends. The children will be talking about how they feel and what they especially enjoy at school.

PE lessons will be on a Friday morning and children will need their PE kit in school by Week 2 please. At Rose Street we are a healthy school and children are encouraged to drink water during the day. We have water and cups in the classroom but they may like to bring their own water bottle in. Please do not send in fizzy or flavoured drinks.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Term 5

This term our topic is Fantasy land. We have already learnt about dinosaurs, The Gruffalo, space and superheroes! We hatched a dinosaur, made gruffalo crumble, created aliens and rockets, and made ourselves into superheroes! Look below for some pictures of our amazing work. 

Next week we will be learning about fairies. We will be reading a Ben and Holly book about the tooth fairy. We will learn about good oral hygiene and brushing our teeth, writing letters to a fairy, making fairy clothes and furniture and using wands to add and subtract. 


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Tesco Bags of Help – School Reading Books

We are very excited to have been shortlisted for the following scheme to raise funds for the federation’s libraries, during the month of March.  Vote for us to win the top prize in store! 

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during March- April, on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.

The stores where you can vote are:

3179     Sheerness       ME12 1RH        
5003    Sittingbourne Express   ME10 1BQ        
6835    Sittingbourne Express   ME10 4SG        

We look forward to being able to share the progress with you.  Happy voting!

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Welcome back!

Welcome back to term 4. This week we have been learning all about minibeasts. We have been on a minibeast hunt outside, finding woodlice, spiders and worms! We have painted paper plates as a minibeast, found out facts about different minibeasts and sorted minibeasts according to where they live. 

Next week we will be reading ‘Jungle Boogie’ and looking at jungle animals.


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Term 4 Newsletter

Newsletter term 4

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Term 3 Newsletter

Welcome back and Happy New year!

Newsletter term 3

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This week we have…

been learning about Diwali. The children have made their own diva lamps this week. They have also ordered the instructions on how to make a diva lamp and created their own Rangoli patterns.

Next week we will be reading the book ‘Whatever Next’. The children will be writing a shopping list for a picnic, acting out the story of ‘Whatever Next’, ordering numbers and going on a shape hunt around the school.

Letters for stay and play have been given out so please sign up to come in 🙂

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Term 2 Newsletter

Puffin and Parrot Term 2 newsletter

Newsletter Term 2


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Term 2

Welcome back!

We hope you all had a lovely rest and our Puffins and Parrots are refreshed and ready to learn.

Our topic this term is Celebrations, starting with firework night. This week we are learning all about fire safety- very important at this time of year! The children will be creating firework pictures using an ICT program and using paint and glitter, making rockets from lots of different shapes and sorting day and night objects.

On Friday we will be having a very exciting visit from Kent Fire and Rescue Service so they children can learn about what they do and explore the fire engine- pictures to follow!

Home learning will continue to be given out on a Thursday, in for Monday. Thank you for your support with this.

Mrs Moon, Mrs Steadman and Mrs Wood.

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End of the first term

It’s the end of the first term, and what a busy one it has been. The children has settled in to the routine of reception and are doing well- we are very pleased.

The past week we have been using the book ‘Funny Bones’ to learn about the parts of our bodies, order bones from longest to shortest, stick the parts of a skeleton together in the correct order and to sort activities into morning, afternoon and night. A very busy week!

We hope you enjoy the half term and our Puffins and Parrots have a much deserved rest, see you on Monday 30th November 🙂

Thank you for your support

Mrs Moon, Mrs Steadman and Mrs Wood.

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Christmas Cards

This year we are participating in a Christmas Card art project.  All the children in the school have had the opportunity to design their own Christmas cards that you may purchase to be able to send the ultimate personalised Season Greeting.

The cards were handed out by class teachers last Friday and the deadline for ordering is Monday October 16th.  The cards will then go off for printing and be back in time for sending to all for Christmas.

The school will receive £1 for every pack of cards ordered.  The money will go towards buying some playground toys and equipment.  We hope to raise lots!! Here are some of examples of some of the amazing artwork that was created from Nursery to Year 6.

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Term 1 Parrot and Puffin news :)

We are so pleased that all the children have settled in well and have picked up the routine  with ease.

So far this term we have been learning about many different things. We have learnt about being healthy and what foods are healthy or unhealthy. We planted some cress seeds, watched them grow and then made and ate a tasty cress sandwich!


We are currently reading ‘Elmer’ and learning about how we are special and unique we are just like Elmer! We have been practising counting, writing numbers and our names

Next week we will be measuring Elmer’s trunk using cubes, sorting colours and talking about our feelings 🙂

We have seen some brilliant homework, thank you for doing this at home, please keep it up! 🙂

Thank you for your continued support.




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Roald Dahl Day

On Wednesday 13th September schools across the nation will be celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday.  To join in with the celebrations we will be hosting a dress up day for the children.  This can be as one of their favourite characters or by simply wearing something yellow, (socks, t-shirt etc.), as this was the famous author’s favourite colour.

We are asking for a small donation of £1, or whatever you can afford, to donate to Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which helps to make life better for seriously ill children in the UK.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Week beginning 8.5.17

Well its been a busy term so far. Last week on Friday 4th May we ended our 2 week block with a pirate day. The children had a great day and acted like pirates, learnt pirate sayings, sang pirate songs and ate food at the pirate party. Everyone looked fantastic dressed as a pirate.

The children have loved making maps, telescopes, and hooks as well as designing their own pirates. Well done to those children who have created something pirate related for their homework. We have displayed them in class and they look wonderful.

Our stay and play sessions have gone well, thank you to all the parents who have attended these so far. We are hoping to do them again next term.


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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Mrs N Austin

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address
Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.00pm – 3.00pm