The staff are certainly feeling the benefits of the sunshine – a real bonus in February! The children, as always, were very excited on their return to school, bursting to tell us all about their holidays.
This half term our learning will be led during the first half by our continued focus on Traditional Tales, with the main focus on Easter in the second half. We will also be rearranging our visit to the Synagogue, which will give us an opportunity to make sure that the children have remembered what they learned about Judaism.
In Literacy, our work will focus on the characters in Traditional Stories and their feelings. We will be beginning to write character descriptions, developing writing stamina, and working hard to ensure that all letters are formed accurately. If you could please reinforce this in any writing they do at home, particularly making sure they write the letters of their name correctly. On March 7th we will be celebrating World Book Day. Children can come to school in their pyjamas, dressing gowns or onesies, and share their favourite bedtime stories with the class. Hot chocolate and biscuits will be provided!
PE will continue to be on a Tuesday with Mr Goddard teaching dance this half term. Mrs Cozadinos will continue to take the children to Smokey Row on Thursdays. Please could you ensure that all your child’s clothing is clearly named, including all items of PE kit and wellies. We also respectfully request that all items of clothing children have in school are able to be put on, taken off and fastened by the children themselves. This is really important for teaching independence, and is a key assessment factor in children attaining their ‘Good Level of Development’ at the end of the EYFS.
This year the Reception staff have been trialling a new online Learning Journal called Tapestry. This will allow parents to see photos and comments about their child’s learning at school. We will be holding a parent session about Tapestry on Wednesday 13th March at 2.40pm. All parents are welcome and if you are unable to make this time please contact Mrs Unsworth.
We look forward to seeing you on Parents’ Evening to discuss your child’s progress this year. If there is anything else you would like to discuss, please come