Welcome back . I hope that you had a good Christmas break and would like to wish you a Happy New Year The staff and myself would like to thank you for your kind gifts and cards.They were very much appreciated.
This term the theme is Pirates and the children will be looking at pirate life and famous pirates Our class book is called ' It was a dark and stormy night' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.
In our classroom the reading area has been updated and we will be posting pictures of it as soon as it is finished. This week we have already had a dram workshop called 'Around the world in 80 days' which the children enjoyed. Coming up there is a Parent reading workshop for KS1 parents. See the newsletter for dates. We also have this term World Book Day, which means that the Book Fair will be visiting shortly.
PE- Monday and Thursdays
Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school including warm appropriate clothing for out door PE. Kits are to be in school as there may be some other non timetabled PE time. Kits will returned o the last day of the half term for washing.
This is given out on Thursday afternoon to be returned on Tuesday morning. It consists of SPAG and Maths workbooks that has helpful hints and explanations in plus a normal homework book. Please only complete the pages that are asked as these work books are to last all year. Your children will be responsible for the sticking in of their homework and for bringing it home and returning it.
It is an expectation of the school that the children read at least three times per week. Daily is desirable. The children have the opportunity to change their books daily in Year Two. If your child has not changed and you feel they need a new book please come and see me after school and I can change them. Please encourage your child's independence in changing their own books.
Your child will have weekly spellings according to their phonic group. These will be posted on the website on Thursday afternoon and stuck in their homework books Testing will be done on Friday morning. Please note that reading and spelling of the 100 and 200 words are still key and are tested every term . If you need a new list of these words see the documents below or please come and see me.
If you have any queries please contact the school office and I will gladly meet with you after school. Mornings are difficult as we are settling the children, so please pass on an messages via the school office or Mrs Burgess or Mrs Clarke in the school playground.
I look forward to a happy and successful year