Autumn 1 2021
We hope that you had an enjoyable and peaceful summer holiday. It has been lovely to see all the children coming back to school looking so smart and ready to learn. The children are settling into the class routines and making a good start to the academic year already. We would like to provide you with some information that will help your child with their learning.
It is very important that the children begin their day in a calm manner. The school day starts at 8.45am. Please make every effort to be on time so your child is settled for their learning. Children will be allowed to go to their classroom from 8.30am. If your child arrives after 8.45 they will be marked as late. It is also important that your child has good attendance and only misses school when it is absolutely necessary.
Your child should read every day. They do not need to complete the reading book in one night but we encourage you to ask them questions about the text. Please write a comment in the reading journal each time you hear your child read, such as, noting words or sounds they found challenging, their comprehension or pace and fluency. Please ensure that your child brings their book and reading journal to school every day. Don’t forget they can also enjoy books and other reading material from home.
Each week your child will have homework set. New spellings, homework and handwriting will be handed out on a Friday and needs to be returned by Tuesday at the latest. It is important that you encourage your child to work at home and return his/her homework on time. Homework will be consolidating what the children have learnt that week in class. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
We will have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. It is important that the children have a complete PE kit for our lessons; these include a plain white T-shirt, black joggers and black shorts. Your child will need to arrive at school in their PE kit on these days.
Please see the attached topic web for this term. You will be able to see what we are be focusing on in class. The RE topics for this term are chosen people and mysteries.
We look forward to meeting you all. Please feel free to discuss with us any issues or concerns you may have. You can either ring the school office, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a note in with your child.
We are looking forward to working with you and your children this year and see the progress they make.
Ms Winter and Mrs Carey
Visit to St Pauls Cathedral 10 November (We would like to have some parent helpers that day please.)