Sheerness West Federation


Reception Puffins

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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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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Week Beginning 12/12/16

This week we will be learning about Christmas and the nativity story.  In literacy, we will be trying to sequence the story together.  In numeracy, we will be weighing different presents.  We will have to choose the lightest gifts for Father Christmas to put in his sack and take on his sleigh to deliver to all of the children all over the world.

We are very busy rehearsing our nativity play and we are excited to show you all on the 19th December!


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Week beginning 5/12/16

Over the next couple of weeks we will be learning about Christmas!

For literacy, the children will be writing letters to Father Christmas telling him their Christmas wishes.  In numeracy, the children will be learning about shapes and then making snowflakes.

We will also be making lots of different Christmas decorations for the classroom!


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Week beginning 28.11.16

This week our topic is the Jolly Postman!  We will be writing letters to Mr Davies about what new items we would like for the garden.  We will also be doing some addition in numeracy.

Remember to look at the blue phonics books at home and parents are welcome to select a book every day from the cloakroom area.

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Reception Term 2

Counting and Ordering Pumpkins   Counting and ordering pumpkins and putting them in the correct order


img_0244  We made fireworks and wrote the sounds that fireworks make


img_0245  Our favourite book in Puffin class is ‘Kitchen Disco’


img_0248  We have started using coins in Maths and used the money to buy presents


img_0246  Our role play area has changed into a Winter Wonderland.  The children are currently working on a sleigh which will go outside!

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Week Beginning 21/11/16

Puffins and Parrots will be learning about birthday celebrations!  This week we will be baking cakes and making birthday cards as well as using money to buy presents!


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Week Beginning 14/11/16

This week we will be celebrating and learning about Diwali!

The children will make rangoli patterns and diya lamps and in literacy they will have to write instructions on how they made them.  For numeracy, we will be doing some counting while using our fine motor skills.

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Week beginning 7/11/16

This week we will be reading ‘Whatever Next’.  In literacy, we will be writing our very own shopping list to have a picnic on the moon and for numeracy, we will be going on a shape hunt!

This is the last swimming lesson for the Puffins and Parrots will start next week 🙂

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Week Beginning 31/10/16

Happy Halloween!

This week we will be casting spells and writing in chalk and then making our letters disappear!  We will also be cutting out pumpkins and putting them into numerical order.

The children will also be making their own fireworks and learning about fire safety in time for bonfire night.



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Week beginning 10/10/16

Week beginning 10/10/16

In literacy, this week we are reading ‘Rainbow Fish’.  We are talking about sharing and turn taking. The children will be trying to find the initial sounds of some words and they will also try to sequence the story together.

In maths, we will be recognising, counting and ordering numbers to 10.  The children will try to find numbers in a fish tank filled with underwater creatures!


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Welcome Puffins and Parrots!


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Reception Term 1

img_0164  We did a display about our bodies using all different kinds of materials



img_0165  We made up our Puffin rules for a safe a pleasant classroom



img_0166  We read the story of ‘Rainbow Fish’ about sharing



img_0174  We painted pictures of sea creatures



img_0194  We starting reading to our teddy bears that came to our classroom all the way from Liverpool!



img_0232  We played in the outside area with our teachers!

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School Contact Details

Head Teacher Miss Hazel Brewer

Contact Person Nicky 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  8.45am – 11.45,     12.30pm – 3.30pm