Welcome Back! I hope you have all had a restful holiday.
This term we will be using our theme of 'Let's Go!' to learn about France and the people who live there, including the famous artist Georges Seurat. We will also look at maps in more detail and try to create our own simple sketch map of our school. In English we will work on writing narratives, factual reports and letters to our new teachers. The children will also have the opportunity to learn and perform some poetry, as we will also be studying Michael Rosen. In maths we will be continuing our learning of the 4 main operations, but we will be using them within lots of problems. We will also work on shape problems and data collection and handling.
Please continue the good habit of regular reading with your child as this will support them in class as well. We will have spelling and maths tests each week still, which will come from the weekly homework sheets. Please have a look, and take some time to help your child learn the words and practise the maths to support their academic progress. Spellings and maths homework will be sent home on Mondays so that they can be learned for a test the following Monday. We are also asking the children to use each of the spellings in a sentence this year. While reading with your child (ren) please support them by not only helping them understand the words but also asking them questions about the text, as this skill of comprehension is a very important one.
Handwriting - It is now very important for children to be able to join their handwriting and so we have adopted a new handwriting scheme to help support the children. We will of course use this in school, but please support your child to begin forming their letters in a joined up style.
Our PE days are Wednesdays, when we will be swimming, and Tuesdays so please ensure your child has a PE kit including trainers in school every day. Please remember to tie up long hair and remove earrings. For swimming your child should bring with them a named swimming costume/trunks and a towel and goggles if your child uses them. The pool will provide all flotation devices so there is no need for your child to bring their own.
Please note- children should not be wearing any jewellery other than a watch and/or stud earrings, both of which will need to be removed for P.E. lessons.
We are very much looking forward to continuing our learning journey with your children. If you have any worries or questions, please speak to me at the end of the school day in person or by telephone. My Teaching Assistant can also help: Mrs Karen McDuffus.
Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning.
Kingfishers Class Team are:
Teacher- Mrs Morrish
PPA Teacher - Miss Lawson
Teaching Assistant- Mrs McDuffus
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