Happy New Year and welcome back - we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
Thank you for our vouchers, gifts and cards. We really do appreciate all of them.
Our new topic this term is The March of the Penguins, we look forward to finding out all about the wonderful Penguins and other Polar animals!
Please continue to read with your child as often as possible. Children who read every day at home tend to get the best out of phonics, because they are able to practise and apply the skills they learn in school, and develop a good comprehension of the stories they read. Your child will read with a member of staff at least once a week, but do remember that this may not always be individually. We carefully plan lots of reading tasks into our weeks – this could be on an iPad, in a group or during specific phonics lessons for example.
Our P.E days in 2018 - 2019 are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure that all earrings are removed otherwise your child will unfortunately not be able to join in with the rest of their class.
Birthday assembly will be every Wednesday at 2.45pm. Parents are encouraged to attend to watch their child blow out the candles and receive a special birthday sticker from Mrs Ireland. Birthday weeks start on the Sunday and end the following Saturday, so please join us in celebrating on the Wednesday of your child's birthday week.
Please remember to complete and return school dinner menus for the following week. Food has to be ordered in advance and meals are cooked according to that order. Please do not expect a meal if you have not ordered it in advance.
Please do not send your child with a packed lunch if you have ordered a meal as that meal will be wasted. We cannot change the order mid-week. If you wish to change your child's order please speak to office staff and they will change it for the following week.
However if staff see that a child is not eating anything at all they may well suggest they bring their own lunch until they are happy to eat a school hot meal.
You will be invited to come into school to see how phonics is taught. Do also find 'Mr Thorne' on Youtube where there is information about how to pronounce the phonemes and digraphs.
Children that read each night to practise the skills they have been taught are the children who are most confident in school.