Happy New Year and welcome back to school! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break. Many thanks for the cards and gifts we received at the end of term, they were all very much appreciated.
This term our focus story will be ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We will be learning the story with actions, acting it out, sequencing the story, creating story maps and making up alternative versions. We will also have lots of fun creating pictures and models based on the story, including making trolls from clay and building our own bridges. In phonics we will be learning the last 12 Jolly Phonics sounds and then we will be practising using all our sounds to read and write. During our number work we will be working on using numbers to 20 (counting, recognising and ordering numbers) and beginning to learn how to add and subtract.
We look forward to a fun and busy term. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do have a chat with one of us.
We would like to warmly welcome all the new Reception children to Class 1! The children are settling in beautifully and we have had a lovely few weeks getting to know them all. They are becoming more and more confident and are getting to know the school and the daily routines. They are also enjoying getting to know their Year 6 buddies and having great fun in the playground with them. We are looking forward to a great year of fun and learning 🙂
School will be CLOSED all day on Friday 2nd March due to freezing weather conditions.
See you all on Monday for business as usual!
Our School Council’s initiative this term was to adopt one of the WWT otters.
After some fundraising, we raised enough money to pay for one year’s adoption.
Last week, the School Council members went to the WWT to test out some brand new educational resources and at the same time, purchased the adoption pack. They were very excited – especially about the cuddly otter toy we got as well – another welcome addition to our school!
As a school, we feel really supported by the WWT who are always very generous when we visit them for class trips. The school council felt that we ought to ‘pay it forward’ and support our local environment by adopting one of their many animals. The whole school are interested in adopting a bird from the WWT in the new year, so fundraising will no doubt begin again – but this time with a brand new school council.
This term our focus story is ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and the children are really enjoying learning the story with actions and acting it out. We have lots of exciting activities planned including making up our own versions of the story, baking our own gingerbread men, finding out about what actually happens to gingerbread in water, learning about positional language using gingerbread characters, and making gingerbread men and women from different materials (such as clay and sandpaper) and decorating them… We are looking forward to a fun few weeks!