Happy New Year Robins
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have enjoyed spending time as a family.
This term our theme is all about Italy; ‘Pizza or Pasta? I know what my favourite is! I wonder what yours is?! We will be researching the famous buildings of Italy, learning some Italian phrases and designing and making our own pizzas.
If you have any related books we could borrow we would really appreciate it and we promise to take good care of them. There is a book list on Google Classroom, it would be great if we could get hold of some of these.
Our role play area will be a pizza parlour and there will also be a ‘Colosseum’ reading area.
Y1 spellings will continue to be given out at the beginning of each week (they are also on Google Classroom) and tested the following Monday. Please make sure you practise your spellings regularly.
Homework will also be sent out at the beginning of the term and returned on the Thursday of the following week. Homework tasks are presented in a grid that last for the entire term. So just choose two or three each fortnight.
We really encourage you to read 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 bag for it to be changed the next day.
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.
This term we have Mr Herring for PE on a Wednesday afternoon and the children will be learning ball skills, so please make sure your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit on this day. It will depend on when we can get back into the hall as to when we have our other PE lesson, so for now it will just be Wednesday that the children need to come to school in their PE kit. We will have lots of other opportunities for physical exercise on the playground equipment and our bikes and scooters.
Please continue to save your hand soap dispensers for us to use in our paint station and any different sized pots/containers/spoons we can use for water play. Many thanks.
Parents, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate
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We look forward to seeing you all back in school on Tuesday.
Mrs Underwood & Mrs List-Rose