Welcome to Grasshoppers.
Your class teacher is Mrs Marston.
Your teaching assistant is Mrs Thomas.
Our topic this term is 'All About Me' so we look forward to hearing 'all about you', and your families, and finding out what you like to do and explore. In addition to this, given the unusual circumstances this year, we are planning a long term and effective approach during the Autumn term, to sensitively support children on their transition to school. From the outset, we will be prioritising our children's emotional well-being and mental health through our Recovery and Response programme. We understand that the past several months may have been disrupted and affected many lives, and in response to the needs of our community, we have written and developed a bespoke and robust programme to support our children. This will be in place from when your child returns to school and the impact will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Mrs Julie Marston
Hello, I am Mrs Marston, the Reception teacher for Grasshoppers class. I have been teaching in Key Stage 2 for some time now; it is a while since I have taught in Reception and I am VERY excited about working in Early Years once again. I love to be outside; I like spending time outdoors with my family (and our dog Lola!) walking and exploring new places. My daughters are now aged 17 and 14 but they have fond memories of their time at Oakmeadow.
My main curriculum interests are music and maths, and I am looking forward to doing lots of music-making and singing during our time together. On Wednesdays, I work for the Shropshire Maths Hub, and Grasshoppers will be taught by Miss Turner, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Offland. I will look forward to exploring and discovering with you, everything that our Early Years provision has to offer.
Mrs Tara Thomas
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Jungle Journey - Gross motor skills
The Jungle Book - Dance.
Wednesdays (week commencing 7.9.20) - Please come dressed ready for PE on Wednesdays (school sweatshirt, joggers, trainers)
We are keen to encourage the children to develop a love of the outdoors and outdoor learning. With this in mind, we would be grateful if you could ensure that your child has a labelled pair of wellies and outdoor waterproofs in school at all times. These will need to be kept in a labelled bag on their peg.
Our PE day is Wednesday, and we will be outdoors. On Wednesdays, children will need to come into school already dressed for PE (school sweatshirt, joggers and trainers). This will commence Wednesday of the first full week back in school in September.
We want to encourage the children to be as independent as possible. This ranges from encouraging them to come into class on their own, learning to do fastenings on shoes and coats and dressing themselves to being organised with their own personal belongings. We would be grateful for any steps you can take to support your child (and us!) in this.
Your child will in due course begin to receive letters, tricky words and then reading books to bring home. Please practise these at home for 10 minutes every day. Please help your child put these in the allocated box for checking and changing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
We are more than happy to have a chat with you about your child. Please feel free to come and see us whenever you need. If we can’t chat at the time, we will make arrangements so that we can do so as soon as possible.