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Willow Spring 2017

This term our topic is called ‘Night and Day’ and we will be exploring the changes in our world at different times of the day.

Please see the topic web planner attached for more information. If your child has any books, pictures or artefacts they would like to bring in related to the topic we will happily share and display them.

Home Learning

New reading records have been given to the children and we will be asking for your support in continuing to read at home at least 3 times a week. Mrs Campion will collect the reading records in every Thursday and if they have been signed 3 times by an adult, your child will receive a raffle ticket and they will be entered into our reading challenge. At the end of each half term a name will be drawn from each class box and the child with the winning ticket will receive a prize for their committed reading. We hope you will encourage your child and support them to collect as many raffle tickets as possible.

Spellings will continue this half term with weekly tests on Friday. The children will be rewarded with certificates for their achievements.

Can we please ask that every child brings a named water bottle to school. It can be filled up at school from the water coolers and we will send them home on a Friday for washing. It is extremely important to keep the children hydrated both for their health and for their ability to learn.

Could we please ask for named coats and wellies to be in school so we can make the most of the outdoor environment.

PE will be on Wednesday afternoons with Impulse Leisure and the children will learn a range of athletic skills and Thursday afternoons when we will be concentrating on ball skills. Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly named and that earrings are not worn for safety reasons. If your child has recently had their ears pierced and they need to keep studs in, please provide your child with tape to cover the earrings.

We would really appreciate more parents willing to give up 20 minutes in the morning to hear a few children read as this is an invaluable skill for the children to learn. Please contact the school office if you can help.

We are always happy to discuss any questions or queries that you may have about your child so please feel free to come in and see us. The end of the day is always preferable as we are teaching in class from 8.40am. However, there are adults on duty at the entrance should you need to pass on a message.

Yours sincerely

Mrs D Taylor                                  

Class Teacher