Sheerness West Federation

Reception Puffins

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 all about birthdays as part of our topic, celebrations. We have been making cupcakes, designing birthday cards, counting cakes and practicing  wrapping presents!

Next week we will be learning about weddings. We will be designing wedding dresses, acting out a wedding and practicing numbers and counting.

We have had two lovely stay and play sessions, there are two left so be sure to sign up if you can come and join us 🙂



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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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Firefighter visit

Today we had the local firefighters visit us. The children had a brilliant time and loved seeing the fire engine and meeting the firefighters.

We learnt about what firefighters do, how to stay safe around fireworks and what equipment they use. They got to spray the hose, sit in the fire engine and saw and learnt about all the equipment that it carries.

We lit our sparklers and had fun watching them fizz and making patterns. We then made sure they went in the bucket of water, just like the firefighters said!

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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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Extreme Reading

Are you up for a little challenge?  If so please open the link to find out more.


Extreme Reading Challenge

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Term 5 information

Welcome back to term 5.

We hope you all had a fantastic Easter break and got lots of yummy chocolate. This term our topic is Water wonder world. Please see the attached news letter for more information.

In order to celebrate this topic on Friday 5th May we will be having a day when the children can dress up as pirates and there will be a pirate party.

Term 5 Newsletter

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20.03.17 – Handa’s Surprise

This week we will be looking at the book ‘Handa’s Surprise. We will be using our senses to explore unusual fruits, learning about other cultures and ways of life (clothing, foods, music, homes, etc), the jungle and animals and using describing words.

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Traditional Tales, 13.03.17

Reception children have been learning about traditional tales. This week, we looked at Hansel and Gretel. The children have enjoyed making sweet houses with raisins, mash mellows and shredded wheat,  exploring capacity with popcorn and and making our won zig-zag books.

Next week we are moving on to Handa’s Surprise and exploring unusual fruits/foods, other cultures and ways of life.

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Term 4 wk beg 20.2.17

Welcome to Term 4.

This term is going to be a good one. In Reception (Parrot and Puffin classes) this term the topic we are covering is Traditional tales.

The first week back (20.2.17) we are looking at The Three Little Pigs and then the week beginning the 27.2.17 we will be looking at Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This term we will also be looking at Red Riding Hood and The Gingerbread man. If your child has any of these stories at home then they are welcome to bring them in clearly named to share with their friends.

The week beginning 27.2.17 we will be having pancakes on the Tuesday to celebrate shrove Tuesday. Also that week it is World book day on the Thursday (2nd March). Your child needs to come dressed as their favourite book character.

This week (20.2.a7) we made the children excited  by the story of The Three Little Pigs by the staff acting out the story – the children found this great fun to watch – see some photos below for this.

It should be an exciting term with spring and Easter just around the corner.

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Wood and Ms Williams (class teachers)




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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