Welcome back to school! I hope you had a fantastic summer holiday and that your child has enjoyed settling into Otter class in these first couple of weeks. We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning! This term our topic is all about animals and habitats and we are calling it ‘What a Wonderful World.’
Our PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays for the first term so please can you ensure your PE kit is in school on those days. Also, please make sure all your clothes and PE kits are named clearly.
Your child has been provided with everything they need – a pencil case will not be needed. All the children have a school reading book and reading journal in their book bag. Please try to read with your child regularly even if your child is a fluent reader and support him/her asking questions to deepen their understanding of the texts.
Please make comments about their reading in their journals to show they have been reading regularly at home – if possible about 4 times per week.
Your child will be given a ‘pick and mix’ homework each term which will be related to our current topic. They should choose at least one activity as well as completing their reading and times tables / spelling practice. Completed homework will be shared and celebrated with parents in the classroom at the end of each term. Look out for your child’s Times Table book – they will be given a grid to fill in every Friday. I will also be giving out spellings on Mondays to learn for a test the following Friday.
I look forward to working with you to get the best from your child over the course of the year.