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Puffins - Reception

Autumn (2) 2022


Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope that you have all had a great half term break and enjoyed the autumnal weather over the week! 🍁🍂


We are looking forward to seeing the children back at school tomorrow and have lots of lovely activities planned for the next half term leading up to Christmas.


We will start with activities based around the story of 'The Three Little Pigs' - there will be lots of construction happening both in the classroom and in the outside areas!



We will also be learning about the celebrations this term, in particular over the next few weeks, Diwali and Fireworks!
Date for your diary - Thursday 1st December . Penguins and Puffins are going to start off your Christmas festivities with a short performance at 9.30 a.m. and we would love as many of you there as possible - more information to follow!


The children are enjoying their phonic sessions each morning, so far the children have learnt the following sounds...
s, a t, p, i, m and d. We will update you regularly with the sounds the children are learning via Tapestry.

We are also planning a 'phonics workshop' for you to attend in the near future where we will give you more information and ideas on how to support your child/ren through their journey with phonics and learning to develop a love for reading.


The Early Years Team


Autumn Term (1) 2022

Hello Puffins!

Welcome to St. Margaret's School!

We are all so excited to meet and get to know you all! 

Your teachers are -

Monday & Tuesday: Mrs Maudsley

Wednesday- Friday: Mrs Berry

Miss Woollard and Mrs Keable are also in Puffins Class Monday - Friday. 


In the Autumn term, our topic will be based around 'It's Good to be Me!', Autumn and Christmas.  We also want to know what you love to play with and talk about and will plan learning and activities around that!

We will be having some celebration days, including performing songs and stories to your parents, share activity sessions and dressing up days.


Parents, please look below for additional information about the Early Year's curriculum and how we teach Phonics and Maths at St Margaret's. 


If you have any questions, please email puffins@stmargaretsipswich.org



Autumn Welcome Letter

Key Person

As stated in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, your child must be assigned a key person to help ensure that every child’s learning and care is tailored to meet their individual needs. 'The key person must seek to engage and support parents and/or carers in guiding their child’s development at home. They should also help families engage with more specialist support if appropriate'. (Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. 1:16)

In Puffins Class,  Mrs Maudsley and Mrs Berry will be your child's key person. 

Important Dates!


Wednesday 28th September at 2.45 p.m. - Little Red Hen Performance in the school hall 

Monday 10th October - School Individual Photos

Friday 14th October - Reports out

Tuesday 18th October - Parents evening (Information to follow)

Thursday 20th October - Percy the Park Keeper Dressing up day

                                        Parents evening (Information to follow)

Friday 18th November - Children in Need (Information to follow)

Thursday 1st December - Christmas Sparkle Performance at 9.30 a.m. in the school hall

Friday 2nd December - Elf Day and Christmas Bazaar 2 - 4 p.m.

Friday 9th December - Christmas Crafts Afternoon 2 - 3 p.m.



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