Dear parent / guardian,
Mrs. Howells. Miss Dale (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) Mrs. Sheridan (Teaching Assistant) would like to welcome all the children (old and new!) back to school. We are all excited to be back together after the summer and have enjoyed getting to know our new friends who have joined us, as well as hearing about all the adventures we have had!.
Our topic this term will be “What’s Your Superpower?” We will be concentrating on the story “Superworm” by Julia Donaldson and the story “Cops and Robbers” by Allan Ahlberg. We will be thinking about describing our favourite superheroes, and be wondering if there are superheros in our community or even closer to home!
We are going to practise our phonic and counting skills and we will be thinking about the number of syllables in words as well as exploring words that rhyme.
P.E. will take place on a Thursday and, weather permitting, will be outdoors. As we have adopted an “active uniform”, there is no need to come dressed in a special PE kit. Forest school will take place on a Monday – again the children will be ready for action in their “active uniform”!
Home / school diaries are sent home (and are to be returned to school) daily for children who arrive to school in a taxi. If there is anything you feel we need to know about, for example, any special visits, achievements, or difficulties you are experiencing at home, please make a note of it in the diary. If you would prefer, you can always phone school and I will call you back ASAP. For children who are dropped off by parents, please feel free to let a member of staff know about anything important.
All IEPs will be reviewed and updated termly, and you will be sent a copy to sign and return to school. If at any time you wish to discuss your child’s progress, please feel free to contact school to make an appointment. Annual Reviews for Year 2 children will be held in October, where provision for ks2 will be discussed. Further information will be sent in due course. The Annual reviews for the Year 1 children will take place in the Spring Term.
Please remember to ensure your child has a raincoat in school every day! As we are planning lots of outdoor activities. Pupils may bring fruit for snack each day.
Book bags are available from school for a cost of 50p or you can provide your own. Books will come home weekly to share with your child and will be replaced once read. Books will not be sent home without a suitable bag to keep them safe and will be only be renewed once the old book has been returned to school.
Thank you to those of you that have put your child’s name on their belongings – as you can imagine, this is very helpful to us in making sure your child has their jumper, coat, bag etc. at the end of a busy school day! If you haven’t had a chance to do this yet – could we please ask that you do this.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.
Mrs. Howells (Class Teacher, Foundation Phase Resource Base)
Mrs. Howells Miss. Dale Mrs. Sheridan
Class Teacher HLTA TA