Welcome back, the children have had a lot to tell us about their Christmas break. It’s been especially nice to hear about all the quality family time and activities they have experienced, as well as the lovely presents they received.
Thank you to all parents who supported their Children in their home learning over Christmas. The children presented their traditions and celebration to Class Butterworth and we completed our enquiry by concluding that everybody celebrates Christmas in different ways. As always we appreciate you continued support.
This half term’s enquiry is ‘Right and Wrong’. The children have already shared their wonders and are curious about rules, government and the police. One child even wondered why we have a mayor! Watch this space to see how our enquiry develops.
In our literacy this half-term we will be focusing on traditional and fairytales. We have shared the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and discussed whether Jack was right to steal from the giant. We also went on a whole class story walk re-capping the story. Watch this space to see how our enquiry develops. The children have also had fun designing and making their own castles.
Housekeeping: Year 1s will now be having their P.E sessions on a Friday afternoon. Can you please ensure the always have their P.E kit in school. This should include: indoor shoes, plain white T-shirt and black shorts. The children will not be going outside for their P.E session this half-term so will not require outdoor clothing or shoes. Reception will be starting their first P.E lessons after half-term and will requuire P.E kit after the February break. More information will follow nearer the time.
We will be starting a new incentive next week in class to encourage children to read more frequently at home. Many parent’s explained that they found encouraging their child to read to them a struggle during our recent parent’s evening. Therefore, staff will be checking children’s books daily to see if a child has read at home the previous evening. Children who have will receive a raffle ticket which will be put forward for a draw each Friday. We are hoping this will give the children the incentive they need to make your lives a little easier at home!
As always, if you have any concerns about your child’s reading or have any queries, we will be more than happy to help.
Mrs Vasconcelos/ Mrs Chaplain