Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely Christmas break. This term, we have lots of fun and exciting experiences planned, all of which I am sure the children will enjoy. Our first topic is ‘Life, the Universe and Everything’. We will be learning about the farm and space through our topics. We will be visiting Sandfields Farm and having some exciting visitors in to talk to us.
Each term we focus on a Christian Value in our daily Worship and link it where appropriate to other areas of our learning. Our focus this term is 'Courage'.
Throughout the week, I will be leading and teaching Class 1 and Little Pickles with the assistance of Miss Chammy Mountford and Ms Becky Gorton, our teaching assistants. On Monday and Thursday afternoons, Mrs Simone Hourihan (our Class 3 teacher) will be teaching in Class 1. Every Friday morning, our specialist Forest School teacher, Mrs Ellen Swayne, will be in charge of the class and lead our main Forest School Session until lunchtime.
Day to Day Essentials:
As part of the Early Years curriculum, we encourage the children to use our outside area and the field as part of their learning in all weathers. Please ensure that the children have PE kits, wellies and coats in school every day.
It is always useful to provide a spare pair of underwear in the children's PE or book bag in case of any accidents, you may also wish to provide a spare pair of trousers/skirt to change into. We will speak to you at the end of the day discretely and return any washing to you in a carrier bag if needed.
On Monday afternoons, Mrs Hourihan will be teaching PE in Class One. All children should have their PE kits in school everyday as we may do our physical dvelopemnt activities that require PE kit through out the week.
The children will be participating in Forest School and outdoor learning in our wonderful grounds whatever the weather. Please ensure that your child always has wellies, a warm jumper and a waterproof coat in school for these sessions. We have school waterproof leggings/dungarees and waterproof coats available so that all of the children can participate with out getting cold or wet.
I look forward to seeing you on Friday mornings and working closely with you this year. Please don’t hesitate to pop in and speak to me or arrange a meeting
Miss Georgina Holder
Class 1 Teacher and Nursery Manager
We made houses for Jack and his Mother to live in. Unfortunately the giant came along and had an almighty sneeze. Luckily, we had thought carefully about what materials to make our houses from in order that they could withstand a giant's sneeze. As is tradition in a fairy tale, there was a happy end and all of the houses stayed fully intact.
We had fun investigating whether people with bigger feet have bigger hands.