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Week 6 - Christmas!

Christmas begins!

Thank you for all the Nativity costumes I have received today - if you have not bought your child's in yet, please can I it as soon as possible, many thanks.


We have started our rehearsals in the hall this week -so far so good, keep practising lines and singing at home, using BIG VOICES for in the hall!

Stay and Play session Tuesday morning is for babies and pre school children - not children currently at Beckers Green. If you have any questions please ask.

The School Fete in on Friday, looking forward to seeing you all! The Bears class will be making hot chocolate cones to sell for £1, so bring your money along to help support our class!


Enjoy the week,

Miss Hatchman

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Week 5 - Carnivals!

What a fun week we are having so far! This week, our focus is on Carnivals and Fayres - we have been exploring different tropical fruit and veg, cutting, and tasting them, making our own musical instruments for a carnival procession and playing with different fayre games in our role play area - hook a duck, juggling balls and tin can alley! There has been lots of laughing and giggles this week!

In maths we are learning to add two single digits together, and in literacy, we have become wonderful writers, practising our cursive letter formation in a variety of ways and putting sentences together.


Thank you for the costumes we have had in so far for our nativity - they need to be in by Monday 4th December - any questions please ask. The children have learnt all the songs now and are doing fantastic dancing, and rehearsing lines well - we will be going in to the hall next week to practice till we are perfect!


Friday 1st December is non uniform day and please bring in a donation of biscuits for the school fete next week.


Have a nice week!

Miss Hatchman




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Week 4 - Weddings!

This week we will be learning about Weddings, we have our role play set as a wedding reception, complete with rings, glasses to toast the happy couple and flower centrepieces! The children were so excited when they arrived. We will be making and writing wedding invitations, using scissors and punches to make confetti, adding rings to gloves in funky fingers, and making models in the art area - I can't wait to see the work that is produced this week!

In phonics this week, we are moving on to learning phase 3 digraphs - two sounds put together to make a new sound eg c and h to make ch. We will be learning ch, sh, th and ng and sayings to help us remember these.


If you have any photos of your child at a wedding or perhaps a wedding photo of your own please upload them to Tapestry as we would like to use them as a writing stimulus later on it in the week.


Please remember to practice any lines for our Christmas play that were sent home on Thursday. If you have not received any lines, please do not worry, the children are learning lots of songs for the performance and all are heavily involved! We are upping our practices, so expect your little one to come home singing new Christmas songs!

PE will be outside again this week as the hall is in use.

Have a good week, Miss Hatchman


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Week 3 Birthdays!

Wow! The Bears are so enthusiastic about their learning this week - we are having so much fun learning about Birthdays. We have been writing cards and invitations, making sand cakes, blowing up balloons, wrapping presents and making our own wrapping paper!

In phonics this week, we are learning y,z and zz. Our new tricky words are we, be, and was.

PE this week is Outside, so please make sure the children have their outdoor kit if it is cold.

Information on costumes, roles and lines for our Christmas Nativity will be sent home on Thursday - please ask if you have any questions.

Thursday is wear something spotty and donate £1 for Children in Need - can't wait to see what all the children look like!


Enjoy your week!

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Week 2 - Diwali

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and got to see some fireworks - The Bears did some fantastic diary writing yesterday and wrote lots about going to watch the displays. The children made me so proud by either writing the HFW's they needed or finding and sticking them in - great work!


This week we are learning about Diwali - the children are so excited by this and there are lots of lovely Mendhi patterns being drawn, Rangoli patterns designs and building of Temples. They have learnt the story of Rama and Sita and are enjoying re-enacting this with the stick puppets and props.


In phonics this week we have moved on t Phase 3. The children are learning the sounds j, x, v and y this week and we are cracking on learning more tricky words. They are doing so well at learning these, so keep your eyes peeled for more words added on to the key rings on their bags.


Thank you for bringing in Outdoor Learning clothes- as it gets colder the children will need to wrap up so please remember these each week.


Don't forget those who are joining us on Thursday for Remembrance Day lunch - looking forward to seeing you at your allocated timer slot.


Any questions as always, please ask. Enjoy your week!

Miss Hatchman x

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Welcome Back!

I hope you all had a relaxing half term - the Bears all settled back in brilliantly and it was lovely to see so many happy faces back at school.


Our topic this half term is Festivals and Celebrations, we will be learning about Fireworks, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Birthdays and my favourite...Christmas!

We are beginning to learn our Christmas songs for our nativity - details to follow!

This week in phonics we will be recapping phase 2 sounds and learning some new super power words - these will be attached to your child's key ring so please have a look through them at home -they are doing so well learning them, so keep it up!

Looking forward to seeing you all for Parents Evening this week.

As always, any questions, please just ask!

Miss Hatchman x



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Super Bears!

Wow - what a great start to a fun week learning about Superheroes!

Thank you for all the fruit and veg donations - we can't wait to turn them into super foods later on in the week!

This week in phonics we re learning - L, LL (jelly belly) and SS (kiss for miss). We will also be learning the new word and, along with recapping the words I have sent home on their book bags - try to look at these at home a few times a week as it really supports what we do in the classroom. Thank you!


Don't forget Outdoor Learning tomorrow and Come to school dressed as a superhero on Wednesday, Join us in class from 2pm to spend some time learning with your child.


The Halloween Disco is on Thursday so make sure you have got your tickets and dancing shoes at the ready!

Thank you for all your hard work and support this first half term - I am so very proud of the Bears and the progress they have made so far, they deserve a relaxing half term break! Not long to go!


Miss Hatchman x


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Week 6

What a busy week we are having so far! We are being 'Mini Scientists' this week, so lots of exploratory and investigative play is happening in class. We have been busy making different potions using oil, water, herbs, glitter and anything else we can get our hands on, and exploring using magnets - we have found lots of magnetic items around class. One of our favourite activities this week is writing and mark making in 'magic pens' (UV pens and highlighters) which show up beautifully when under a UV torch - I have never seen so many children keen to access the writing table!


In outdoor learning this week, we are making mud facers using different natural objects -I can't wait to see the results!


In phonics this week, we are focussing on High Frequency Words - these are words which appear often in reading books - some can be blended to be read and others we have to learn as sight words - no, go, to and the for example. I will be sending home a HFW key chain attached to your child's book bag tomorrow for you to work on learning them at home too. The children progress even further when work we do in school is supported and reinforced at home, so thank you for helping us! I am so impressed at how many words they can recall in such a short amount of time - you should be very proud of them all!


Next week we are learning about Superheroes! Please bring in a piece of fruit or veg on Monday for your child to turn into super food, and join us in class from 2pm on |Wednesday. Children in EYFS can come to school dressed as a superhero on Wednesday - I can't wait to the see the costumes!

Any questions, please ask.

I have added lots of lovely photos to Tapestry so don't forget to log on - if you have any problems please ask me.

Enjoy your week,

Miss Hatchman x

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Happy Monday!

I hope you have all had a nice weekend - it was lovely to see so many happy faces at my door this morning!


A big thank you to everyone who has posted on Tapestry this weekend - I love to see the photos from home so keep at it!


Also thank you to those who have returned their ribbon with your goals and hopes on - I have loved reading them all and can't wait to display them in class.


This week., we are learning about our families - if you could add a photo on to Tapestry of your family that would be great. If you still haven't set a password, please ask for another activation email and I will send straight way.


Don't forget - Outdoor Learning clothes for he forest tomorrow - we are very excited!


Sounds this week in phonics are i, n, m and d.

See you all soon

Miss Hatchman x

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Hello to you all!

The Bear's have settled in so well to life at Becker's Green and I am very proud of them so far!

Our topic this half term is All About Me - we are learning about our homes, our body, our families and the school.

We have started phonics this week and will be learning s a t and p.

Outdoor Learning and PE starts this week - please remember no earrings and to send in a change of clothes and any PE kits outstanding.

Don't forget to log on to Tapestry - please ask if you have not been able to log on yet and I will resend an activation email to you.

As always, please ask if you have questions.

Enjoy your week!

Miss Hatchman

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Good afternoon!

This week we have been learning about Jack and The Beanstalk - we have been planting beans, designing castles and pretending to be scary giants!


A few reminders:

£7 snack money issue - please return asap in the brown envelope sent home with newsletter.

We will have PE on Mondays and Tuesday so please ensure full PE kits are in school, long hair tied back and no earrings.

Parent outdoor learning session is on Friday  - we look forward to you joining us!

Class photos on Thursday - full school uniform please.


In maths this week we have been learning about money - we are enjoying paying for things in class and pretending to be a shop keeper and in phonics and literacy, we are working on forming a perfect sentence, using capital letters, finger spaces, cursive letter formation and full stops.

Don't forget to add any photos from home on to Tapestry - I love looking at them!


Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!


Miss Hatchman xx





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Supply Cover

Hello - Just a reminder to you all that for this half term, I shall be in class at Beckers Green on Tuesdays and Fridays and afterschool on Wednesdays and at White Notley on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

My email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns, or leave a message with Mrs Possee or Mrs Geall who will ensure it is passed on.

The supply teacher will be Miss Bailey.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Miss Hatchman x

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Happy Friday!

After a busy week Friday is finally here - the children have been working so hard and certainly deserved their apple pie treat for Fun Friday, after not being tempted to eat any cakes in our role play area this week!


If you have any old newspapers we would love them for our art area!

Also any old comics for our reading area would be greatly appreciated!

Next week our story is The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Have a lovely weekend - Miss Hatchman x


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W/B 23rd Jan

Hello - hope you all had a nice but chilly weekend and looking forward to a busy week ahead!

Please remember Outdoor Learning clothes for Tuesday - Children need to have warm clothes, maybe an extra pair of socks and gloves to help keep them nice and toasty whilst outside!

This week we are learning about Little Red Riding Hood and we love our role play area - Grannies Cottage!

A reminder that snack money is due in ASAP, many thanks.

Miss Hatchman x



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Traditional Tales

Our Topic this half term is 'Traditional Tales' - we will be focussing on a different story each week, starting with The Three Little Pigs.

Our outcome afternoon is Wednesday 8th February at 2pm and children are invited to dress as their favourite traditional tale character on this day.

Please remember to bring in PE kits in - named/labelled please! - and Outdoor Learning clothes on Tuesdays please. No earrings please and long hair tied back.

It is really important that you listen to your child read at home - we will be starting a reading reward in class for those that read 3x a week or more!

Snack money donations in ASAP please.

Have a nice week x




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Remembrance Lunch

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who joined us for our lunch today, it was lovely to see so many of you!

We have had a busy week learning about Diwali, and tasting poppadoms and naan bread for snack. We have learnt the story of Rama and Sita and enjoyed learning how to play 'Stuck in the Mud' as a class - lots of fun!

We have been working hard on our cursive letter formation and I am very proud of them all!


Next week, we are learning about Chinese New Year - please don't forget outdoor learning clothes on Tuesday,

Have a nice weekend x


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Happy Half Term!

Wow, the seven weeks have absolutely flown by and I have loved every minute with the Bears class so far! They have all settled so well, and have made me extremely proud.

In the back of reading records is the correct letter formation for the alphabet and your child's name - please feel free to practice these over the holidays - more formal homework will be set after half term, but most importantly, please enjoy your time off with your child! Also remember to log on to Tapestry and add any photos and news on what you do over the break - I look forward to reading them!


Have a lovely half term and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday 31st - don't forget to bring PE kits back in!


Miss Hatchman x

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Next week - Super Me!

Next week, our topic will be 'Super Me!' We are looking forward to doing lots of superhero themed activities and are asking for each child to bring in a piece of fruit or veg on Monday for us to turn into superhero's during the week!

On Wednesday, you are invited in to work alongside your child from 2pm, Children are invited to dress as superheroes on Wednesday - we can't wait to see the costumes and lots of parents and carers. Please come to the reception where I will collect you!


Don't forget to return Tapestry email letters so I can add you on to the online learning journeys - for those that have already sent the form back, please check your emails for the registration email from Tapestry asking for a password to log on and view the bits I have put on so far.


Enjoy your weekend - Miss Hatchman



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Parent Lunch

For those parents who have booked and paid to join your child for lunch tomorrow, please come to the school office for 11:45, you will be met and taken to your child's class and your child will take you to the school hall where you will eat lunch together. Once you have eaten together, you will need to leave via the school office and your child will go out to play.


Thank you


Miss Hatchman

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Wear something Green!

Don't forget it's wear something Green to school tomorrow, raising money for the NSPCC

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