Welcome to Grasshoppers.
Your class teacher is Mrs Marston.
Your teaching assistant is Mrs Thomas.
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.
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 Mrs Thomas and Miss Oliver. I will look forward to exploring and discovering with you, everything that our Early Years provision has to offer.
Mrs Tara Thomas
|Termly Topic:||PE this half term:||Important Dates:|
Food Glorious Food (First)
Whatever the Weather (Second)
Fundamental Movement Skills
Wednesdays - Please come dressed ready for PE on Wednesdays (school sweatshirt, joggers, trainers)
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 Wednesday, and we will be outdoors. On Wednesdays, children will need to come into school already dressed for PE (school sweatshirt, joggers and trainers).
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.