Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely, relaxing half term holiday despite the rainy weather. We are looking forward to what the next half term will bring as we start the countdown to Easter. Last half term saw us welcome our new children and we have been so pleased with how they have settled in and how our older children have welcomed them into our class. We are really excited to continue to be a part of your children's learning journey for the rest of the year.
The children thoroughly enjoyed our theme last half term 'Why do zebras have stripes?'. There was some super learning and the children were all enthusiastic to learn about different wild animals and the continent of Africa. We have decided to continue with this theme this half term as it was so successful and there is so much more scope for learning. This term, we will continue to look at African culture, including African art and food, before we learn about endangered animals with a focus on Orangutans and palm oil.
We hope that you enjoyed sharing the story books with your children last term. It was lovely to see how enthusiastic the children were with their choices. We will continue to send a new book home weekly so please make sure that your child brings their book back in on a Tuesday so we can swap them. Thank you.
As always, we will continue to make use of our wonderful outdoor space this term so please continue to ensure that your child has a waterproof coat in school and it would also be very useful if you could send a pair of wellies in for your child to use. Please ensure that all of your child’s clothes are named as unfortunately we always have jumpers and cardigans go walkabout and so this would make it much easier to return items of clothing to the correct children. Thank you!
We will be having a 'Stay and Play' this term and look forward to welcoming you into class. It is always a very popular event with our families. We will send further details nearer the time so please keep an eye out for a letter home in a couple of weeks.
As always, we operate an open door policy and so we are available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Mrs Leeson is available on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Mrs Barber is available Monday-Friday. Please pop and see us or alternatively contact us via the school office to make an appointment. We are always here to help!
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs Leeson, Mrs Barber & Miss Plant
Mrs Rachel Leeson
Mrs Joanne Barber
F1 Teaching Assistant
Miss Kathyrn Plant
F1 Teaching Assistant