Welcome to Class One!
We hope you have all had a good summer. We are very much looking forward to getting to know you and your child and to supporting them with their learning in the year ahead.
Our topic this half term is Wonderful Me. Much of our learning will be based around what the children know about themselves, about their family, about what their bodies can do (jump, run etc) and about what they enjoy. Wherever possible, we allow flexibility in our planning to follow children’s interests as they arise.
We will also work hard at ensuring the children are happy, settled and relaxed at school which will put them in the best position to learn.
Below you will find some information that you may find useful and will help the weeks ahead run smoothly – we hope!
Class One will be doing PE on Tuesday afternoons with Mrs Edwards and Friday mornings with Mr Tyrrell and should come to school wearing their PE kit. They will stay in their PE kit all day.
The children will also do daily physical activity with balls and hoops (but will not need any PE kit for this).
In a couple of weeks, we will be holding a meeting about how we teach phonics and reading. A letter with more details will follow shortly. In the meantime, children will be choosing and bringing home a ‘book to love’ – not a school reading scheme book but a book to share with you and enjoy together over the week. The ‘book to love’ will come home every Friday and must be returned by the following Friday, ready to be changed. Children will need a book bag and this should come to school every day.
Spare pants and clothing
If you think your child is likely to need a spare pair of pants/tights/joggers then send in a change of clothing in a named bag and we will keep it on their peg in case of emergencies!
Labelling of clothes
We have already had an issue with some missing clothing, so please ensure you label all your child’s clothing so we can get the right clothing back to you.
Our staff at lunchtime work really hard to support your child, they encourage them to use a knife and fork, eat a variety of foods and a decent amount, as well as helping to cut up their food. They have noticed that many of the children are really struggling to use a knife and fork. Please could you support your child with this skill at home, it really helps them. Also to begin with it may be a good idea to email in the choices your child may want for school lunches possibly for the week ahead and then talk to your child about this, as some children have been choosing food they then don’t want to eat or do not like.
We have snack time twice a day. Please send in a fruit snack, daily. A government scheme provides a second fruit snack. Your child’s water bottle needs to be named and brought in on a Monday. We will send the bottle home on a Friday – and will obviously refresh it daily. Please do not send any other fruit products – such as fruit Bear Yo-yos or fruity bars. Pure fruit/ dried fruit only. Please can you also label any snacks/pots as they are kept in a separate tray to lunchboxes.
As you know, we will be using Seesaw to share your child’s learning with you, so you can see what they get up to at school. You will be able to add your own comments, should you wish. We will post every couple of weeks. We hope you have enjoyed the posts you have seen so far. Please feel free to add your own photos and comments on any learning your child does at home. We would love to share it with the class.
We hope that this information is useful.
If you have any questions, please talk to us at the end of the day or drop an email to school and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Family photo and baby photo
As part of our topic we are looking at how we have changed over time and who is in our family. We will be thinking about what it is like to be a baby and a child, looking at similarities and differences. To help with this please could your child bring in a family photo and a baby photo as soon as possible?
Thank you for your support
Mrs Edwards and Mrs Garner