The Autumn Term at Fairholme is always busy and tiring! Children are learning new routines, rules, making new friends and staying all day at school.  We have a variety of creative events to enjoy. Children have settled in well and are getting used to their new classes and are excited to learn new things. They are all embracing the challenges we set for them and we are looking forward to the run up to Christmas. We have lots of exciting things planned for the festive season!

We have started focus children and this is going well with positive feedback from parents. Please make sure you return the focus child information sheet and email some photos so that we can get the best out of your child's week.

We have started cooking so please remember to pay for cooking on Parent Pay so that we are able to fund the ingredients. If you or a relative would like o come in and do some cooking with the children then please speak to your child's class teacher. Our topic is Festivals and Celebrations, so some cooking based on different celebrations would be ideal!


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.


Wood Work: Reception has started wood work, but we need more wood, corks, bottle tops, etc. If you have any of these things that we could use at school please give to your class teacher.


Gardening: We are lucky enough to have a poly tunnel, however it needs some TLC. If anyone is a keen gardener and would like to help out and grow some veg please get in touch.

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.

 Mrs Kamara is the Year Group Leader

Lilac Class: Mrs Kamara & Mrs Wolanin

 Orange Class: Mrs Langham & Miss Wilson

 Yellow Class: Miss Carvalho & Miss Hewett

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


Please provide your child with a coat everyday. Your child MUST have a change of clothes in school. EVERYTHING MUST BE LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILDS NAME.

Phonics and Maths:

Please share a story with your child daily and write it in the reading record. This is a great time to introduce your child to short words such as to, and , a, the.

Counting steps, looking at numbers in the environment, cooking, shape hunts and playing board games are great ways to start helping your child with Maths. 



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. Also we would love to hear what we are doing well at, drop us a note or verbally tell your child's class teacher.

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 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 are seeing some amazing progress from the children in learning time.  We are even beginning to see some children  on reading books. Well done!

 We would like to thank the parents who have been providing support at home by reading with their child. 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 reading folder.

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.