Firstly, thank you for all the good wishes, cards and presents given to staff at the end of last term. We very much appreciate them.
We hope that you are have enjoyed the festive season, opened amazing presents, eaten favourite foods and spent some time with family and friends. It is back to a new term at school tomorrow, rested and refreshed.
This term our topic is 'A Land Far Away'. The first week we will be thinking about our local environment, what we see and do in this area before finding out about other parts of the world.
We continue to count, order numbers and learn more about teen numbers. We will be estimating amounts and checking the number in sets.
In phonic sessions we will consolidate known sounds, use them to spell words and read those tricky words.
We are going to introduce guided reading sessions this term. This is an adult led activity during which we look at the same book, use strategies to read unfamiliar words and discuss the characters and plot.
We expect all children to be coming into school by themselves, at least from the second black gate. The staff are around in the classroom to help them with their belongings.
When the children change for P.E. there is a range from quite independent, to those who need reminders about which item to start with. Please support your child to become more independent to change. Staff will always help with tricky items such as zips, shoes and jumpers.