Dear Parents and carers,

Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely, restful break. It has been a brilliant start to 2020 and we are excited for our new topic ‘Why is life precious?’. See below for mid-term plans.

We will be covering this question over the whole of the Spring term with a couple of trips, and a few visitors! We are especially looking forward to working on our school allotment.

Please talk to your children about any animals you see. What is your favourite animal and why? The local library is full of animal books and there are lots of wildlife programmes which you can enjoy with your child. Please also help your child with recycling and explaining why it is important to save all living things on earth. We will be learning about how to help the world with regards to climate change.

This term we will be continuing with Phase 3 phonics sounds. Please use Mr Thorn’s phonics on YouTube to help with the sounds will have been focussing on during the week. Please click here to go to his YouTube Channel.

It is crucial that you read with your children every day to encourage a love of reading and to help with their development in achieving the Early Learning Goal by the end of the year. Please read what we have written in the reading record every day and write in it yourself to inform us of your child’s progress. Bug Club is a wonderful resource so please make the most of this invaluable resource- the children really love it! Click here to go directly to the Bug Club website; the school code is hwjk. Reading everyday greatly improves your child’s speaking, listening, understanding and writing. Lots of areas which we assess your child in.

Please practise recognising, writing and counting to 20. Whilst you are walking you can count the cars, buses, trees, flowers, bird’s nests and you can practise reading house numbers and bus numbers.

P.E kits must be labelled and returned to school.
Dove PE day is Tuesday morning.
Emu PE day is Thursday morning.

We look forward to another successful half term with you!

Mid-term plans

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2