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Kites YR - Miss Pedder

Welcome to Kites Class - Reception


Class Teacher: Miss Pedder

LSA: Ms Fletcher



Welcome to Kites Class - 2020/2021

Welcome to Kites Class!


Hello everyone :) 


My name is Miss Pedder and I am your child's Class Teacher. Ms Fletcher is our Learning Support Assistant (LSA).


I am so excited to get started with our fantastic teaching and learning! To help the children settle in, their first topic will be "All About Me". This should help your child to discover and express their unique likes and interests. By celebrating the children as individuals, I hope to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe and confident to be themselves. Soon, I will attach a completed topic map to this page so that you can gain a more detailed insight into what the children will be focussing on this half-term. Below, please find the curriculum map for this half-term.




Information regarding the start of this term


The first three weeks will be transition orientated to help your child settle into school. Below is a brief summary of these three weeks. 


Week One (Mon 7th to Fri 11th September) 

- Home visits in the morning. 

- Children will be in school (groups of five) from 1pm to 3.15pm .

Week Two (Mon 14th to Fri 17th September)

- If your child has a surname starting A-M, they will arrive at school between 09:00 and 09.15. 

- If your child has a surname starting N-Z, they will arrive at school between 09.16 and 09.30. 

- Children will be collected at 12pm, without lunch at school, during week two. 

Week Three (Mon 21st to Fri 25th September)

-Please repeat the same start times based on your child's surname.

-Your child will stay for lunch and leave school at 1.15pm.


As of Monday 28th September, Kites Class will be completing full days in school. Surnames A-M will be colleted at 15.30 and surnames N-Z will be collected at 15.45. 


What we've been doing this week! (7th-11th)


Making monsters


This week in Kites Class we have been settling in and playing. We have been reading 'The Colour Monster' and learning about our different feelings. The children loved learning about the monster's different moods and we made the monsters in class. We practised our cutting and we glued the tiny pieces to the monster to make a pretty collage. Below is a picture of some of us making a red angry monster. 




What we've been doing this week! (14th-18th)


This week the children have been learning about classroom routines. The children have settled in really well and are having fun learning about our feelings and emotions. We have developed our class rules together and made a beautiful flower display using their own handprints. The children are a joy to have in the classroom and have been impressing Ms Fletcher and myself all week with their kind and caring behaviour. Below shows the display for our classroom rules.



PE Kits and wellies


Please provide your child with a PE kit. PE lessons take place on Wednesdays or Thursdays every week. Your child can either have plimsolls or trainers, both are not necessary. Please also provide your child with a tracksuit that is dark blue or black in colour. Tracksuits are sometimes necessary for the outdoor PE lessons.  A simple tracksuit from any major retailer will be absolutely fine. We will return the PE kits on the last day of this half-term. 


Please name everything, even shoes! Children easily lose things when getting changed for PE. Name labels will ensure that the items come straight back to your child.


Please also provide your child with some wellies, we will be going outside as much as possible! :)



Children can choose a free school meal in the morning before learning begins. They can choose from a vegetarian option, a meat option or a jacket potato option. Children can bring in a packed lunch if they do not like the free school lunch choices.


Water bottles 

Children will be provided with a free water bottle from school. I will label these to make sure they do not go missing. These will be provided in weeks one and two. Please also decorate the water bottles so your child knows which one belongs to them.


I will update this page regularly with more information about Kites Class! 


Thank you and I look forward to the exciting adventures this year will bring for our class :)


Miss Pedder