A very warm welcome to our F2 children and their families,
We are so thrilled to have started a brand new year with our lovely F2 children here at St Anne’s. After our successful transition, we are very proud of how our children have settled into school life. They are becoming much more confident in their surroundings, grasping onto new routines and making lots of friends!
During autumn term we will be focusing on our theme ‘Do you want to be friends?’. Here, we will focus on relationships, friendships, being kind and how we work together. The children will be exposed to many opportunities to explore this theme including a visit around school, meeting many people who are here to help us like Bill our site manager, our dinner ladies in the hall who cook us our yummy food and Mrs Really and Mrs Coast who work in our office. We will also listen and learn the story ‘Starry Eyed Stan’ which focuses on friendships and team work. Children will be asked the question ‘What makes a good friend?’ and have a go at drawing this, thinking about how we can be good friends in school throughout our school day. Furthermore, children will also have the opportunity to make friendship cakes and add the ingredients they think they need that makes a good friend, things like kindness, trust, having fun and being caring. They will then share their cakes with a friend.
We have already started to see some early signs of autumn and the weather will soon start to change. 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 please provide a warm coat on those cooler days!
Our PE days will be EVERY TUESDAY so please bring your child to school in their PE kit. We are very lucky this year to have a sports coach, Mr Douglas, teaching our children some fundamental skills to strengthen those muscles and develop their gross motor skills. Children will have many opportunities during each session and of course have lots of fun!
Also, please can you make sure your child has a named water bottle in school. We encourage the children to drink throughout the day and will send them home each day to be washed.
We are so happy to be back in school and hope to have a wonderful autumn term. If you need anything in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact our school office and we will get back to you accordingly.
Lots of love,
Miss Roberts & Ms Ballard x