The Summer Term at Fairholme is always full of fun and exciting learning. We have a variety of creative events to enjoy. The Art Festival has already been a huge success with many items sold in the first few days. The school is looking fantastic with lots of different artwork displayed by all year groups, not to mention the amazing pieces of art displayed in the East Hall. Reception children walked around the school this week to look at all the lovely work displayed in the corridors and in the hall. They were thrilled to see the artwork of their siblings and friends further up the school and were clearly very impressed with what can be achieved.

We have been practising very hard for the dance festival and the children are so excited to take part in that and show off their performance skills.

We are also looking forward to the Wild West interactive show which will take place on the Monday 12th June!

After that, our next event will be the Animal Roadshow who will be coming into school on Wednesday 28th July. The children are very interested in animals, so are awaiting their arrival with great anticipation!

Following this, we will have our EYFS Sports Day on Tuesday the 18th July. Further information about this event will be given soon.

The Reception Team would like to take this opportunity to wish all of the children a very successful move into Year 1. We will be aiding their transition from Reception to Year 1 through various circle times in order to address any thoughts or questions the children may have and they will also have a chance to visit their new setting and meet the Year 1 staff on 'Meet the Teacher day' which will be held towards the end of the Summer Term.

Junk Modelling: As you have seen the children are never leaving empty handed at the end of the day as they are always busy being creative and imaginative. We are always on the hunt for recycling so please feel free to bring any in e.g. boxes, bottles, plastic containers or trays, tubes, paper rolls and lids.


Beauty Shop: Reception has been showing a lot of interest in all things beauty. This includes face painting, hair dressing, nail painting, make up etc. If any of our parents work in the beauty industry then please let us know as we would love to have you in to talk to our children.

Our Teachers

We have three classes in Reception:

The children will be supported by all staff in the setting. However each child will have a Class teacher and Early Years Practitioner (EYP) that will be responsible for them.

 Miss Balendran is the Year Group Leader

Lilac Class: Miss Balendran & Miss Wilson

 Orange Class: Mrs Western & Mrs Wolanin

 Yellow Class: Miss Dale & Miss Hewett

For information about EYFS, click here to download our introductory brohure for parents. For statutory information about the EYFS curriculum, visit our Curriculum page.


Due to the hot weather, please ensure your child brings a hat to school and a labelled water bottle every day. Please make sure they come in to school with sun cream already applied in the morning.  Children may reapply sun cream to themselves during the day if necessary.

Bug Club:

Remember to access bug club for more reading books over the half term.

Phonics and reading:

The children are making excellent progress in phonics. Please keep this going over the half term by practising their sounds and hearing them read regularly.


P.E. Is every Tuesday morning. Please remember to send your child into school wearing their P.E. kit and their school uniform in their bag to change into after the P.E. session. Thank you.

Click here to find our Reception Curriculum Newsletter.

If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with us then please do drop into the office to make an appointment to see us, we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any issues

We have been very happy to see so many of the children wearing their full correct school uniform and setting such a brilliant example for the rest of the school, thank you.

We would like to remind you that all children should have a school PE kit to change into as we will have regular lessons each week after half term break.

We encourage all children to bring a water bottle to class, which they can refill at regular intervals during the day in order to keep themselves well hydrated and to keep their brains working to the best of their ability.

Phonics: The children are really enthusiastic  about phonics and we have been seeing some amazing progress from the children coming back from the Christmas break.  We are even beginning to see some children  on reading books.

 We would like to thank the parents who have been providing support at home by practising their phonics book. It is very beneficial to your child's learning to practice at home and just a reminder to  always send your child to school everyday with their phonics book.

In addition all children should continue to read at home, at least three times a week with an adult. 

Children should be encouraged to share books at home with an adult regularly to encourage enjoyment and enthusiasm for reading.

Teachers are always eager to hear your child's achievements , please share  these on our contributions slips. These are located outside each classroom.