Dear Parents and Children
We hope you had a wonderful half term break? I hope you are all feeling refreshed and ready to start learning again?
This term has always been a favourite of mine. Working with young children always makes the run up to Christmas an exciting and magical time. We will shortly be auditioning for our Christmas play and beginning to learn the songs. More information about costumes will follow in the next few weeks.
This term our theme is called “What is in Space?” We will be learning all about our solar system, Neil Armstrong, a famous artist and exploring light before moving onto fun Christmas activities and why we celebrate Christmas. If you have any fiction or non-fiction books about space we could borrow, we would be very grateful and promise to take good care of them.
PE times this term are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school in suitable PE kit as they will be outside on a Monday.
Lastly, please could I make a request for some items?
Small boxes and items for junk modelling, large boxes for the deconstructed role play area, kitchen rolls and tiny pebbles to use in our pebble kitchen.
We really encourage you to read with or to your child every evening if possible. We understand that there will be occasions where this will not be possible, but reading is fundamentally important to every aspect of the curriculum. It improves spelling, widens your vocabulary and promotes creativity in writing.
In class, we keep a record of how often you read at home and when you have read 25/50/75 times etc, you will receive a certificate and a reward from our special box! Please make sure an adult signs your reading record so we know you have read and place your reading book back in your book bag. We aim to change reading books at least 3 times a week, but sometimes we are just too busy and run out of time!
In addition to reading to an adult, it is really important that you listen to someone else read to you. Bedtime stories are a wonderful opportunity for this.
We welcome parent helpers who would be willing to come in each week to listen to you and the other children read, or help in any other way. Please contact Mrs Underwood if this is something you would like to do.
We look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
Mrs Underwood & Mrs List-Rose