Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope you all enjoyed a restful half term - it's lovely to have the children back and settled into their new learning.
This half term we will continue to have book bags in class on Mondays and Fridays; children receive a levelled reading book on Monday and take a book of choice from the library area on Friday. We have been working through individual reading assessments with each child and will repeat this again this half term to monitor their progress. Thank you for being patient with this - as children missed several opportunities for these reading assessments during the school closure in Year 1, we are steadily working through this process to identify progress they have made.
Children have enjoyed playing on the field and we intend to continue offering this opportunity throughout the year, whatever the weather! Please bring some wellies or outdoor shoes that can be kept in school for these occasions.
We are very lucky to have our Wednesday PE session delivered by the NUFC Foundation. Everyone loves Mr. Bews! As we also have PE later in the week, please bring PE kits on Wednesday and take home on Friday. This should be a white T-shirt and black shorts or jogging bottoms with plimsolls for indoor and trainers (or outdoor shoes) for outdoors.
This half term we will cover:
Maths: money, multiplication, division
Writing: Fantasy stories, information texts and classic poems by Edward Lear.
Science: Animals including Humans
RE: 'Incarnation- Why is Jesus important to Christians?'
Topic: This half term is a Geography topic about the UK, exploring England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales.
Our focus on handwriting last half term has had a huge impact on presentation in our books. Most of us have perfected the pre-cursive handwriting style and many are now trying hard to use this to join up our writing. We'll be continuing this over the next few weeks!
We hope this gives you an idea of what we'll be busy doing this half term. Although we won't be able to carry out our Christmas festivities in the usual way, we will certainly ensure we enjoy this magical time in new, creative ways. We'll keep you up to date with our arrangements.
As always, please do come and see us at drop-off time or home time if you have any questions, or if you prefer, you can arrange to telephone us in school.
From Mrs. Aldridge and Miss McPherson