Welcome to Grasshoppers.
Your class teacher is Mrs Clode-Walters.
Your teaching assistant is Mrs Patterson.
Our topic this half term is 'Food Glorious Food' where we will be focusing on the story 'Handa's Surprise' by Eileen Browne. Here our focus will be on exploring Handa's fruits, the animals in the story and Handa's community. We will this take the opportunity to work on developing the children’s understanding of the world. This would involve both people and communities and the world itself.
We will be using a 'Mantle of the Expert' project to inspire pupils and support them in their return to school. This will support us in continuing to prioritise our children's emotional well-being and mental health by allowing them opportunities to build relationships and engage in collaborative learning. Our project 'Animal Park', will see us spending lots of time outdoors and looking at ways in which we can help and care for animals.
We are keen for 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 pair of wellies and outdoor waterproofs in school at all times.
|Termly Topic:||PE this half term:||Important Dates:|
Food Glorious Food (First)
Whatever the Weather (Second)
Throwing & Catching
Wednesday - Please come dressed ready for PE on Wednesdays.
Forest School - Thursdays
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 Thursday, and we will be outdoors.
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.