It has been fantastic welcoming the children back into class over the last few weeks. I have been astounded by how resilient they have all been with settling back into a new kind of normal here at Malton Primary. Children are being so sensible with the additional hand washing and systems that they are having to complete. I am already a very proud teacher, having had some lovely comments by other staff and the lunchtime supervisors about the class.
Children have enjoyed the first few weeks of settling in and discovering what the classroom has to offer and are now embarking on our first enquiry into “Do materials really matter?” They have already taken part in a science experiment and there first PSHE lesson introducing them to the new Jigsaw scheme. We have started reading “The Spacesuit” and will be beginning to look at travelling to the moon in History in the next few weeks.
The class have taken a reading assessment and have been allocated a RWI book to read at home and a class library book. These will be changed every Friday. Please read their RWI book as many times as possible during the week and write in the reading journal at least once a week to let us know how your child is getting on. Spelling lists will be stuck into their books and they will be tested every Friday. PE will be on a Tuesday and will be outside wherever possible. I would encourage parents to send in kit for the half term and leave it at school for the duration. Please help PE changing by encouraging children to dress themselves at home. I will of course be supporting them in this too.
Please can I remind you to send in a water bottle and to make sure if you do wish to send sanitizer it must be alcohol free. Also, pelase remember to label any clothing as it is fairly challenging reuniting children with their things at the end of each day.
Many thanks for all of your help in getting children back to school and ready for learning journey this year.
Please feel free to speak to me either in the morning or at pick-up time if you have any questions.