Good morning all, I need your help today.
Tomorrow is Ms Perrin’s last official day with us as part of the Leverstock Green Team. She is retiring after many years with us, 12 years in fact. Usually we would make a book of pictures and messages as a farewell gift. However due to the current situation we have been unable to do this. However I wonder if the children could create a picture at home and upload it for Ms Perrin. I can collate them and put it together in a book for her and deliver it next week. Yes these will be printed pictures and not the children’s original art work but it’s still theirs. Any messages can also be printed and put in. We would like as many of the children as possible to contribute to this. Please encourage them to share their favourite memories of working with her. I’m sure she will love to read them all.
If someone would be kind enough to share this on the class Facebook page I’d really appreciate it.
Work can alternatively be emailed in to our new class email account, which is now live.
All messages and pictures need to be received either via Tapestry or email by mid day on Monday 6th April to allow me time to collate everything before delivering it to her on Wednesday.
Thank you for all your continued support during this unprecedented time.
Here is a list of useful links to help support children during school closures.
Welcome to Reception
What a busy half term that was. The children loved focusing on animals. They particularly enjoyed looking a range of animal themed books over the half term, especially ‘What the ladybird heard’. The children have learnt further signs including all their primary and secondary colours. The children loved exploring the different colours they could make using different media.
This half term we are continuing our animal focus but looking at new life as we move towards Easter. The children will be looking at some life cycles of different animals. We will also be looking at different animal patterns and create different artwork based upon different animals patterns.
Forest School - Mondays
Forrest school will continue this term on Monday afternoon. As the weather changes the children will still require waterproofs in school to protect their clothes and on warmer day the children will still be required to have long sleeve tops and trousers on to protect their arms and legs.
PE - Tuesdays
Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school including warm appropriate clothing for outdoor PE sessions too. Please can you also make sure everything is named? It helps us to ensure your child has the right clothing and it is easier to return to them. Kits are to be in school as there may be some other non-timetabled PE time. Kits will be returned on the last day of the half term for washing.
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 once a week. They may need to read it 3 or 4 times to build fluency and confidence with it. However this does not mean you shouldn’t share other stories with the children. Reading to children allows them to begin to recognise written words and hear expression in reading. It develops a love of stories and a desire to want to read.
This term we will begin taking weekly trips to our school library to take borrow non-fiction books to be shared at home. These will not be at the right reading level for your child to read independently but for you to share together.
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 any messages via the school office or Mrs Burgess or Mrs Clarke in the school playground.
We look forward to a happy and successful year.