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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’

Autumn Term 2022

November 2022

It was lovely to welcome the children back to school after the Half Term holiday.  They seemed pleased to be back and to see their friends again and have loved their learning during the past week. Our focus this term is on the books written by Nick Butterworth and in particular, his Percy the Park Keeper stories.  This ties in perfectly with our Autumn work and then of course we will be learning all about Christmas and taking part in all sorts of Celebrations.

As the weather gets colder and wetter, please ensure your children have a coat in school every day.  We try to go outside whatever the weather and although we have a few spare coats, the children much prefer to wear their own.

We've seen a big improvement to the children's reading and writing skills over the past week.  Please 'keep up the good practice' at home.  It makes such a huge difference to the children's achievements and progress and of course, to their confidence and love of learning. 

Below are a couple of photos of our Firework picture and the fun we had creating it with water balloons and paint!

Firework Painting and experiments in Knowledge and Understanding of the World

October 2022


Oak class have had a tremendous first term in school.  They have all got to grips with the routines and expectations, formed new friendships and settled in to ‘big school’ very well indeed.  They have started to learn to read and write with the help of our Song of Sounds Phonics scheme and  many children have started to bring home their first reading books and feel very grown up to be having homework to do each evening!  They have been learning to count to ten, subitise to 5 and continue repeating patterns with shapes, leaves, colours and themselves!  Our peripatetic music teacher, Mrs Parsons has taken the class for Start the Music on a Friday morning which the children have loved.  We’ve even managed to squeeze in a couple of nature walks to look at the changing seasons.  Oak Class have been thinking about ‘people who help us’ in our RE lessons and the Year 6 Buddies have certainly featured a lot in our thoughts and prayers of thanks, not to mention the obvious…our families. 


We are very excited by our new project after the half term holiday where we will studying Percy the Park Keeper stories by Nick Butterworth and then of course there is the ‘C-word’ that we’re not allowed to mention before the beginning of December and that will come with all of its excitements and associated activities.  Phew, I think we’ll all need a rest during half term in preparation!”

Sequencing work and feeling proud of our achievements

Parent Consultation Evenings Tuesday 11th October 2.20-5.00pm and Thursday 13th October 2.20-5.00pm

It's hard to believe we are nearing the end of your child's first half term in school.  We are very much looking forward to meeting up with you at our Parents Consultation meetings next week.  Do come armed with any questions you would like answers to and we will do the same. It will be an informal opportunity to discuss how your child has settled in at school, what we have discovered about your child's learning from our baseline assessments, how they are getting on with their current learning and where we intend to direct our care and teaching in order to ensure your child is both happy, eager and reaching their full potential.  So there we are...plenty to talk about but only a ten minute slot to stick to!  As always if we feel there are matters that require more than your allocated time, we can always arrange to meet again yes

Reading and Writing Workshop for Parents - Friday 23rd September 2022 2.45pm

If you were unable to attend the Reading and Writing Workshop last week, please do take a look at the Parent Information section of the Oak class page to find lots of useful information about how you can help your child to learn to read and write.