I hope you had a wonderful holiday, I've been eagerly waiting to begin the new school year with your child. This is the next step in their learning journey and new responsibilities await! The next few days are about settling into their new classroom, revisiting the rules and getting to know each other again. To make the transition more comfortable we will be continuing with child-initiated learning every afternoon. From next week, this will be the latter half of each afternoon, but this week it will be for the whole afternoon.
Towards the end of the week we will be reading 'Elmer' (the Elephant!) and beginning a small amount of writing related to the story. We will be beginning our first Maths unit 'Numbers to 10' with a focus on practical activity. Additionally we will be revisiting phonics sounds from when the children were in Hippos.
Thursday is Outdoor Learning Day, so we will be spending the whole time outside, please make sure that your child has appropriate wear for the weather.
We will be starting PE lessons next week, so please ensure that your child has shorts, t-shirt and trainers ready for then, and don't panic if they don't get sent in this week. Trainers will always be worn for outside lessons and the daily Mile Run- plimsolls are not required. It would be helpful to ensure that they are labelled with your child's name.
Please have a look at the class timetable and topic web to see all the exciting learning we will be doing throughout the year, and especially this term.
On Tuesday morning, please make sure the children line up outside their new classroom, ready to sit on the carpet straight away when they come in. I'm sure they will be ready and raring to go. I'd like to think I'm very approachable(!) and am more than happy to have a chat any time after school if you have any concerns or important information for me. If you feel that you need more time to have a more private meeting then feel free to call the office to arrange one.
I'm looking forward to working together to support your child in all areas of their learning.