September 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope that you had a lovely summer and welcome you back to a new school year.

Much of this terms work will be based on the topic ‘Houses and Homes’ beginning with the story of the Three Little Pigs.  We will be learning about different types of houses, materials used to build them, houses from the past, our address and routes to school.  Please send in any books or items of interest related to the class topic for ‘show and tell’.

The main Literacy focus will involve consolidation of phonic sounds, letter formation and spelling patterns as well as the development of extended sentence structures. The children will progress to writing a series of connecting sentences and consider the way in which they organise their writing. Weekly themes will include stories and poems as well as non-fictional work.  Information regarding weekly spelling/times tables tests will follow in the next couple of weeks once the children have settled into new routines.

Please ensure that your child has their book bag and ‘reading record’ in school every day.  Please listen to your child read as often as possible and make a weekly comment in the record, these are really helpful.  Your child will also be able to select a book of their choice from the school library to share with you at home.

Mathematics will be taught through a range of practical activities, songs, rhymes and games as well as individual activity books.  It will involve varied number work, length, shape, days of the week/months of year and data handling.

PE will be held on Tuesday afternoon (outdoors, weather permitting!) and a Thursday morning (indoors). Forest school will be on a Friday afternoon.   Please ensure that your child has suitable ‘named’ clothing for these activities, including appropriate footwear.  Due to the lack of space in our shared area it will not be possible for the children to leave their Forest school wear in school, this will have to be brought in on a weekly basis.  May I also take this opportunity to request that bags, other than a lunch box and flat bookbag are only sent into school when necessary.  Many thanks for your cooperation with this.

The children are able to buy fruit from the Tuck shop to eat at playtimes at 25p a day.  Alternatively, your child may bring their own fruit if you’d prefer.

Finally, if you have any concerns or you would like to know more about the curriculum or activities involved, please do not hesitate to come and speak to me any time.

Monday Fruit money for the week ahead (or pay 25p each day)

Cooking (fortnightly)

Book bag

Tuesday Book bag

PE – afternoon (outdoors)

Wednesday Book bag
Thursday Book bag

PE – morning (indoors)

Friday Spelling and times tables tests

Forest School – afternoon

Book bag

Mrs. Saskia de Vall