A very warm welcome back to our F2 children and their families,
We are looking forward to the summer term and hoping that now that everything is moving in the right direction that we will be able to spend the whole term together as a class. It was great to have everyone back to school these past few weeks, we had missed seeing the childrens smiling faces and hearing their excited chatter…..it was very quiet. We are very proud of how our children have eased back into school. They were so happy to see their friends and they are settling back into routines confidently, we couldn’t have asked for any more.
During summer term we will start by visiting the theme of being healthy. We will look at healthy foods, washing our hands and cleaning our teeth, how exercise is so important to keep our body working properly and finally think a bit about our mental health by looking at things that make us feel happy. With summer not far away we will introduce the book ‘Billy’s Bucket’ which will lead us to a beach themed role play and activities. Hopefully it won’t be long before we see the sun shining for real.
We have already started to see some early signs of spring and the weather has definitely begun to improve. This also means it is a perfect opportunity to begin to extend the time we spend learning outside – so please make sure your child is well equipped for the weather. At this time of year it changes daily so provide a warm coat on those cooler days but as the weather heats up please make sure your child has a sun hat, a water bottle and suncream applied before school on sunny days.
Before we broke up for Easter we handed out reading packs. Please could you make sure you are reading with your child as often as possible. We find that little and often works best rather than trying to do too much in one go. Also reading is so much more than just sounding out or recognising the words, talk to your child about the pictures, what they think of the characters, what might happen next and what they did or didn’t like about the text. In the pack you will also find some words. One set are words that they need to learn by sight -tricky words that can’t be sounded out. The other are words for them to practice segmenting and blending i.e. say the sounds in turn to help them read the word. If you have any questions please just speak to a member of our foundation team.
Finally, when we return to school we will be having PE lessons on a Thursday afternoon. On these days please send your child into school in PE kit. As we will be spending some of the day learning outdoors please ensure that they will be warm enough outdoors as well as inside.
We look forward to seeing you back at school next week and starting our final term together as F2. We hope you are well rested and ready to work hard again
Stay safe and well everyone!
Sending you all lots of love,
Mrs Jones, Mrs Lyon & Mrs Ford xxx
Mrs Claire Lyon
Mrs Joanne Barber
F1 & F2 TA