28th February 2020

Dear Parents

 

Welcome back! We hope you have enjoyed the half term break. Last half term the children had great fun learning about ‘Traditional Stories’. The children did so well in the class assembly and it is lovely to see them grow in confidence.

 

We always plan our learning based on the children’s interests. After discussing possible next topic ideas about food, we have all decided to learn about ‘Where does my food come from?’ Please see the attached topic web detailing the children’s ideas and other areas that we will be exploring this half term. We have already enjoyed making and tasting pancakes and look forward to other cooking based activities. If you feel you would be able to support the children with their learning in any way please let us know.

 

Rainbow Challenges

Your child may have come home talking about ‘Rainbow Challenges’. Each week the children have had three challenges to complete, which could be something such as writing a list of ingredients, completing a pattern or an observational drawing of a fruit! It is a great way to encourage children to try new things and activities.

 

Reading

At this time of the year it is very important that your child reads their school book at home at least three times a week. This does not need to be the entire book and could be one or two pages instead. Reading regularly at home will help your child progress with all areas of their learning and helps to prepare them for regular reading in Year One.

The children now have an extra Rainbow Challenge to achieve. If they read at home three times a week they can achieve their purple challenge. It has been great to see so many children already achieving this.                                                                                                                              

 

Tapestry Comments

Thank you once again for all of your Tapestry comments. We really value and enjoy reading your comments. These observations could be about cooking, a special family outing or event or using their counting skills. Every observation is useful. If you are unsure of how to upload them, please come and find one of us.

 

Diary Dates

*World Book Day 05.03.20 (Please see letter explaining this event)

*SnuggleDown 12.03.20 5:00- 5:30 p.m. (Children come dressed in their pyjamas and can bring a small cuddly toy)

*Parent Consultations 18.03.20 1:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

*Easter holiday 30.03.20- 10.04.20 (Easter Monday 13th April, back to school on Tuesday 14th April)

 

Reminders

  • Book bags must be brought to school each day.
  • Please also ensure your child has their reading book and reading record book with them every day.
  • Please name all clothing and personal possessions.
  • Please let somebody know if someone different is picking up your child at the end of the school day.
  • Please ensure that children have their PE kit and waterproof clothing at school at all times.

If you have any queries, concerns or anything you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to come and see us.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mrs Moore                    Miss Hernandez