Matisse Class Newsletter – 15th September 2016


We have had a fantastic first week in Matisse Class! The children have settled brilliantly and now know to come in and settle quickly on the carpet in the mornings, thank you for supporting the children with the routine. Next week we welcome our second group of 10 children to Matisse Class so your children will be able to show them the routines and expectations.


I am in class on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Thursdays I work outside of class planning and preparing the Reception Curriculum and I also manage the teaching of maths across the school. On Thursdays Sue will lead the class and is joined by Donna from our Nursery.


Each week I will write a newsletter, this will be published on Fridays on the school website. Please check the EYFS class page each week to find out about our weekly learning and any class notices. I will send a paper copy for the first few weeks until all children have started.



All children have read 1:1 with Adelle this week and have books in their book bag to share with you at home. Please try to make time to read with your child for 10 minutes everyday, it really does make a big difference to their learning.


You child might have brought home an Oxford Reading Tree book with no words, this book forms the first stage of reading. Please ask your child to ‘tell the story’ by looking at the pictures and describing what they can see.


We will begin learning our sounds once all children have started in Matisse Class.


Junk Modelling:

We are in need of junk modelling materials for our making area e.g. cardboard boxes, kitchen roll tubes, scrap materials etc. If you have any at home we would welcome your donations.



Every Thursday the children cook with Sue and Donna. The children cook in pairs so they get a really hands on experience. We ask for a £6 donation towards cooking each half term to cover the cost of the ingredients. Please bring your cooking money to Adelle or Sue a.s.a.p.


IOE student:

This week we welcomed Jo Keithly to Matisse Class. Jo is a student teacher from the PGCE course at the Institute of Education, she is specialising in the Early Years Foundation Stage. She will be based in Matisse Class until November, observing our teaching and learning and leading some small group sessions.


Have a lovely weekend,

Adelle and Sue