Welcome to Class 1!
All the children have now settled well into our class routine and have had lots of fun making new friends. It is lovely to come into school each morning to see their happy smiling faces! Working alongside me in class 1 this term will be Mrs Simpson and Mrs Parker.
To help the children to continue developing their independence, please encourage them to come into school by themselves each morning and to check their reading folders for any letters or money. At the end of the school day, children should not leave the school building until they have seen the adult collecting them. They will be reminded of this on a daily basis in school. Please also reinforce this at home.
During the next few days your child will be given the name of their Key Worker. Although this adult may be your first call if you have any issues you wish to discuss regarding your child, other staff working in class will be more than happy to speak to you and will ensure that any information is passed on to the class teacher. Children will meet with their key worker groups each week for a short circle time and other activities.
To help children develop their literacy and maths skills, continued support at home with reading and homework activities would be greatly appreciated. Please ensure that reading bags and books are in school everyday.
P.E in class 1 will be on a Monday and Thursay. P.E kits need to be clearly labelled and should be in school at all times. School uniform should also be clearly named. Children will use our outdoor area on a daily basis. Please send in a named pair of wellies and a waterproof jacket (please don’t go out and buy new!) so that we can try to keep your child as mud free as possible!
Our topic this term is ‘Story telling’. Lots of practical work covering all areas of the curriculum will take place around stories of The Gingerbread Man and The Little Red Hen. It would be helpful if your child could have read these stories beforehand at home. In November, we are fortunate enough to be receiving a visit from Warburtons! We will also be talking about Autumn and festivals that fall during the term. Our role play area will be a home corner and will develop from the children’s ideas including birthdays and babies. Any resources linked to our topics will be greatly appreciated. We also have a making area so please send clean junk material into school eg. kitchen roll tubes, cereal boxes, bottle tops (no toilet roll tubes please!). Hopefully, the children will be able to recycle them into some super models for display in your home! There will be a ‘Meet and Greet’ session for Reception parents in October. Further details will be sent home nearer to the time.
I hope that the children enjoy their time in Class 1. However, if you have any concerns or worries, please don’t hesitate to speak to me.
Thank you for your continued support.