I hope you have had a lovely time over the summer and I am sure that you are all now ready to start the new school year. I would like to say a very big welcome to all new children and their families who are joining us this year, myself (Miss Martin), Miss Pettifer, Mrs Wood and Mrs Hatherall are looking forward to working with you all. We work as a team so please feel free to come into class and talk to any one of us if you have any concerns or news that you would like to share.
During the first few weeks, we will be carrying out a small assessment to see where the children are in their learning; this will be a good opportunity for all of us to get to know each other. We will also be focusing on school rules and routine to make our start to school life as smooth as possible. Our topic this half term is ‘Marvellous me’ where we will be getting to know ourselves and each other. We will be using circle time to talk about our families and friends, as well as learning and practising how to write our names. In Maths, we will be playing number games and exploring shape in our play. In Art and Design we will be making self-portraits and exploring different materials and textures. In Understanding the world we will be looking at seasons in particular Autumn.
Our PE lessons are Mondays and Tuesdays. Children need to have full PE kits with trainers. Earrings must be removed before they come in to school on these days for our sessions and long hair must be tied back for safety.
We ask if you could read with your child at home on a daily basis and record it in their reading diary to support their learning. The children also have an exciting opportunity to collect certificates in our reading challenge which is carried out throughout the school.
We look forward to an exciting year ahead!
Miss Martin, Mrs Wood, Miss Pettifer and Mrs Hatherall.