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St. Bernadette



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Hello St Bernadette's class

Happy New Year to you all. We hope you had a fantastic break and that you are ready to continue your amazing work this term.


Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Sullivan


Term 3

Wednesday 5th January - Thursday 9th February 2023

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 5th January 2023 - back to school

Wednesday 18th January - Celebrating Chinese New Year, information to follow

Thursday 9th February - End of term

Friday 10th February - Inset day/Academic day, children not in school



On Wednesday 18th January, we celebrated Chinese (Lunar) New Year and the children got the opportunity to taste some food, make some lanterns and dragons and take part in some dancing. Everyone had a great time.

On Monday, the children had a road safety training. They learned how to stop, listen, look, think and hold hands. We all enjoyed the session and the children were great.

Last week, our classroom turned back into St Bartholomew's Hospital! The children (and adults!) became patients, nurses, doctors and paramedics.



Please make sure all clothing items are clearly labelled with your child's name.

A reusable water bottle should be named and brought into school daily for your child.

Our PE day is Friday. Children must have a clearly labelled PE kits in school at all times.


The EYFS Team

St Bernadette Class- Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Sullivan

St Clare Class- Mrs Hurley and Mrs Brooker


Here at St Bartholomew's, the staff and children are really proud of our Early Years Foundation Stage and love coming to school to learn.


Learning in  Reception is a balance of child-initiated play and adult led sessions. We believe that this leads to the best levels of progress and well-being for our children, and we ensure this is achieved by building on the children’s interests, motivation and developmental stage.   We teach Phonics, Maths and Literacy daily in short sessions on the carpet. The remainder of the day is mainly self-directed, with children leading their learning through play and adults responding in order to move learning forward.


The Reception classrooms are organised to allow children to explore and learn securely, safely and independently. There are spaces where the children can be active and areas where they can be quiet. The classrooms are set up to enable children to independently find and locate equipment and resources to aid their learning in whichever way possible.