Mrs WitcombeClass 1 Teacher
Mrs VeryardClass 2 Teacher
Assistant Head Teacher
EYFS Leader of Learning
The children have been settling into school well and they are all learning the new routines of the school day. We have been so pleased to see how independent the children are becoming, as they walk into school and place all their belongings away by themselves.
The children are having plenty of opportunites to make friends whilst completing the different practical activities in their classes.
Mrs Witcombe is the teacher in class 1 with Mrs Alford-Plympton who is the teaching assistant whilst Miss Dann is on maternity leave.
Mrs Veryard teaches on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Class 2 and Mrs Harris teaches on Thursday and Friday. Mrs Frankpitt is the teaching assistant in class 2 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Miss Hooper is the HLTA in class on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Please see the powerpoint below to support with phonics and reading at home.
We will shortly be inviting you into school to see a phonics lesson being taught in order to support parents with the learning of phonics and reading at home.
This half term the children will be finding out about the children in their class through the topic All About me! The children will have the opportunity to share their All About Me books which they created over the summer holidays. They will be completing daily community time sessions with the children in their class where they will be finding out all about easch other and getting to know the routines of school life.
The children will be learning the classroom rules and learning to play and share with the other children in the class.
The children will also be thinking about the importance of taking turns in conversations and that everybodies opinions are important.
After half term the children will be looking at the topic Count Down to Christmas where we will be learning about the meaning of this special time and using lots of different activities and crafts too.
The children will be learning different letter sounds this term. We will be looking at the way each letter is written and there will be rhymes to sing along to when writing each letter. The children will bring home the phonic sheets in their book bags to practice at home with you. These letters all form part of our basic code which we gave you a copy of in your welcome pack.
The children will also bring home a phonics book where we will ask them to draw pictures of objects starting with the letter sound we have learnt. For example a sock for the letter s.
Whilst the children are learning the different letter sounds we will also be learning the correct way to hold a pencil when writing and also practice to use scissors in the creative area.
During our maths lessons the children will be learning about the different numbers to 5 to begin with and then to 10. The children will be completing lots of practical activities to help them recgonise these numbers in lots of different ways. The children will also be learning number writing rhymes to help them form the numbers correctly. These rhymes were also in your welcome pack.
Our PE days are on a Monday and a Wednesday and the children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits. The children will have the chance to be outside and inside. We will begin inside with using the apparatus and learning the climb, jump and land safely.
The children will need to bring their book bags each day as they will be bringing home reading books and phonics folders to practice at home.
The children will need to bring a water bottle each day. please only put water in this bottle - thank you.
If you have any worries or concerns, please talk to adults in your child's class. We are always here to help!