Friday 16th April 2021
The children have had a good week, settling back into familiar routines and showing that they are 'Ready to Learn'. For myself, it was lovely to be back in the classroom and to see the children again.
Please remember that swimming begins on Tuesday and that the children will be leaving school at 12.30, the lesson is from 1.00-1.30 and we will return at approximately 2.00pm. Encourage your child to take responsibility for organising their swimming kit and check that everything is packed- it has been known for a child to forget an important item, including a towel!
I attach copies of the Home Learning tasks below. Paper copies have been given to the children which should be completed and brought to school on Tuesday morning. The tasks set have been explained and support the learning that has taken place this week, but if there are any problems write a short note in the Home Learning book. We would like to encourage responsibility and resilience with the children completing tasks willingly and to the best of their ability.
Have a great weekend, possibly enjoying the spring sunshine.
Monday 12th April 2021
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter break and that the children are ready and eager to return to school: I know that I am. After an extended period of absence, I am looking forward to being in the classroom again; although it is hard to believe it is the summer term already! Thank you for all your recent good wishes which were passed on to me by Mrs Burgess. I must also add, albeit belatedly, that I appreciated the cards and gifts that were given to me for Christmas. Your kindness and thoughtfulness filled me with great joy, so thank you.
This half-term to begin with, I will be teaching on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday all day and Friday morning. Miss Ewer, who has been teaching the class in my absence, will cover Wednesday. Friday afternoons will continue as before, with Music and PE taught by Mrs Sentence and Mr Manley respectively.
In a change to the timetable, PE lessons are now on Tuesdays and Fridays and the children must have the appropriate kit in school on these days. As the weather is changeable, please include a warm sweatshirt and jogging bottoms or leggings. Please ensure that your child wears, or packs a warm and waterproof coat as it is likely that some break times will be wet and/or cold. From Tuesday 20th April, as per the letter sent out, the children will have swimming lessons. As part of the kit they will require a swimming hat, so this should be purchased in advance. It is advisable that they are provided with a small healthy snack to enjoy on return to school.
Look out for the Summer 1 topic map being uploaded on Monday, giving an overview of the upcoming learning.
Home Learning will be sent out on a Thursday and is expected to be returned on the following Tuesday. As always, please encourage your child to complete this to the best of their ability and ensure that they bring it into school on the Tuesday. We are trying to promote a sense of responsibility and a pride in work that is well presented. If there is a problem, a short note of explanation will help us to understand and support your child as necessary. Although you may not get a personal response, be assured that we will take appropriate action.
Don’t forget that Monday 12th April is an INSET day and that the children return to school on Tuesday 13th. I am really excited to be welcoming them and look forward to the term ahead.
Take care, stay safe and see you on Tuesday.
MULTIPLICATION PRACTICE LINK
Below is the link for the multiplication check as promised.
Please try and practise as often as possible to ensure your child is familiar with the layout and time pressure. We will also be using this website to practise in class. The multiplication check will be carried out in June.