Welcome to the Summer Term in Class One with
Mrs Lowry, Miss Davidson, Mrs Whitehead Price & Mrs Wootton
I would like to offer a warm welcome back after the Easter holidays to a very exciting and busy summer term. This term we will be learning all about mini beasts with our topic, “Why do ladybirds have spots?" The children have already started learning facts about mini beasts , as well as learning how they can use non-fiction books and the internet to find these answers. Ask them for facts about mini beasts!
They had a lovely visit to start this topic with the traveling zoo and were very brave when it came to holding the various animals. Who would dare to hold the cockroach and the tarantula? Please see dojos for the photos of this visit.
The children have come back from Easter ready to learn, keen to please and they are once again a pleasure to teach. The support you give both the children and school are greatly appreciated and essential for your child to succeed. It is with this support that children really excel and achieve their full potential.
Over the next few weeks the children will be learning all about non-fiction books, as well as the following stories: What the ladybird heard, The hungry caterpillar and Superworm. In addition we will also take part in science week and arts week. They will be making models, drawing pictures, making non fiction books, writing stories and much more.
As last term the children will be bringing home a small amount of maths homework every week, this will be something you can do together to improve the children’s basic maths skills. As well as their new spellings on a Friday. The children are still expected to read at home four times a week. The gradual build up of homework is intended to make a smoother transition into year one next year.
Just a few reminders:
Children will always have a new reading book to read every week (these are in their book bags). It is so important that this is carried out at home, as reading is fundamental to all we do in school and in further life. The pace of education is so fast and children really do need lots of practise (little and often!) in order to maintain this pace. Thank you to all of you who have been learning the tricky words with your children and reading with them, it really has made a big difference to their progress.
Please ensure all children have a change of indoor and outdoor shoes - the weather has become much wetter and they really need a pair of indoor shoes, especially as we access the outdoor area every day. Thank you to those of you who have done this and labelled all their shoes.
PE is usually on a Friday, although it is best to have kits in school Monday to Friday if possible to accommodate last minute changes.
Once again, thank you to all of you for helping your children with their continued learning and for supporting us and them in their journey.