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WELCOME BACK!

 

 

 

I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable Easter Break.

 

 

 

Miss Harper will be joining us again this term, we are looking forward to seeing what exciting ideas she has for our topic this term!

 

 

 

Our main topic this term is INVESTIGATING FOOD. We will be looking closely at where food comes from, plants and how they grow. We will also be tasting and making a range of different foods.

 

 

 

Literacy:

 

We will begin our term by looking at ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, which has been developed from the children’s excitement over growing runner beans last term. We will explore different versions of the story and the conventions of a traditional tale, leading up to writing our very own versions of the story. We will also explore the text ‘Supertato’ and develop our poetry skills through different poems related to food.

 

Reading

 

Please ensure that you listen to your child read as often as possible. It really is crucial at this point in their learning life, and will make a huge difference to their attitude towards learning and their confidence. Children who learn to read quickly at this early stage are significantly more successful later in life!

 

We use a variety of reading schemes to teach reading including Floppy Phonics, Oxford Reading Tree and Rising Stars.

 

We use Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics to teach phonics.

 

 

 

Maths

 

We will be looking at several topics in maths this term, covering areas such as:

 

*numbers and the number system

 

*shape, space and measures

 

*calculations

 

 

 

We will also be continuing the work with the Maths Passports – Please see your child’s Home/School book for their current targets. They will need to practise at home to extend their success further!!

 

 

 

Swimming

 

We will be continuing swimming on Thursdays this term. Please remember to bring your swimming kit! There were a number of children who did not bring them on the day and had to sit and watch the swimming.

 

 

 

Reminders

 

Please remember to check your child’s Home/School book regularly as we put any important messages in there for you. I have also be put in the children’s targets for this half term.

 

 

 

Independence

 

In class 1 we are currently trying to encourage as much independence as possible when it comes to getting changed for PE and changing shoes for playtime.  With this in mind, can I please ask that you encourage your child to get dressed as independently as possible at home. Writing your child’s name in each piece of clothing is also essential to ensure that we get them back to the rightful owner.

Please also be considerate of the children's ability to tie shoelaces when buying school shoes. We have had a sudden influx of children coming into school with laces, and while we would never let a child struggle, we are wasting lots of learning time tying laces for the children. Especially after playtime and lunch time when the children have changed their shoes to play on the field. Velcro shoes are much easier for the children and they support the independence in dressing that we are encouraging.

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything further, please do not hesitate to either come in to see me or ring me at school.

 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

 

Miss Childs

 

 

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