Carpe Diem - Seize the Day
Welcome to our class page - we hope you enjoy looking through the things that we do in school and that you come back regularly to see what new things have been added!
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It's hard to believe we are in our last half term of the year.
We have made a great start to our new topic all about FARMS - We are focusing on animals this week and hope you've enjoyed some of the Tapestry entries already available, demonstrating what the children know, and how good they are at working out animals from clues - we've worked on making our own clues and saving the best piece of information until last.
Our Maths focus this week is money - any practical experience at home would be really helpful. We have been counting 1ps, 2ps, 5ps and 10ps, which is a great way to encourage in counting in these values. We have also been drawing the coins we would need to pay for different items from the farm shop.
We look forward to all this term has to offer. Watch this space for more details about events such as Sports Day!
A huge welcome to all our new Chicks, Ducklings and parents and carers. We are all delighted to welcome everyone to their new classes and to the school year, and we hope that the first few weeks go as smoothly as possible for us all.
We will be helping everyone to settle in well over the first few weeks and have lots of activities planned to help all the children feel as comfortable and content as possible. Some may need a little more help than others to get used to being in school each day – please don’t worry as we will take good care of them.
We will always be on hand if you have any questions or worries. The children will all be sent home with their pink Homelink books on the first day, and this is a great place to write any notes to us that you would like to. We will check them each morning.
Children will quickly be given reading books to bring home – it would be wonderful to start as you mean to go on and begin doing daily reading at home. At first this may be looking at the pictures together and talking about what your child can see, trying to re-tell the story, or discussing the characters and the setting. You could also begin to sound out some words together – for example, can you see a c-a-t? Or play I-Spy – I spy something beginning with ‘c’ – what do you think it could be? Please jot a quick note in the Homelink book each time you do this and this will be the start of your child’s journey through our Reading Jungle.
There will also be some small homework activities sent home each Friday. These will be related to things we have been doing during class time. We realise that the children will be very tired over the first few weeks so please do whatever they can manage. We will always try to make the activities fun things you can enjoy doing together!
We have a PE slot on Friday mornings which we will try to use as part of our Fantastic Friday sessions. Please could your child have their PE kit in school every day as we will also make use of slots whenever they are available.
We will aim to have Tapestry up and running in the first few weeks of school starting. Thank you to all parents who have given us email addresses. We will let you know when the links have been sent out for you to activate your accounts with. We really hope you enjoy being able to see a small part of what your children take part in at school.
The Early Years Team J
Homework Maths Games