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  • Thursday is my non-contact planning, preparation and assessment time. Friday is my day off. In my absence Mrs. Biddles will be teaching the children in Mermaid Class.
  • Our full time teaching assistant is Mrs. Homer
  • Indoor PE will always be on a Friday morning.
  • Outdoor PE will always be on a Tuesday morning.



Our topic for the second half of the Spring Term is ‘Stepping into Stories'. Children will be learning about different authors with a weekly story focus. Some of the stories we will be learning about are Elmer, The Jolly Postman, The Gruffalo, The Tiger that came to Tea. 



Week commencing 8th January 2018

Welcome back to the Spring Term. I’m not quite sure where the Autumn Term went! The children have settled fantastically back into school life, showing a very mature attitude to learning. They are particularly enjoying our new role play area which is a ‘sweet shop’. This was an idea completely from the children and I am proud to say having ownership of this has really encouraged them to look after the area even more so than they would normally. Well done Marvellous Mermaids! Children are also enjoying their new phonics groups and have taken to the new routine very well.


Week commencing 22nd January 2018

What a fantastic few weeks we've had in Mermaid class. I am certain the little mermaids are growing up by the week! I am particularly proud of how they have taken to our new phonics groups and are working hard. We sent our messages on a balloon on Thursday this week and the children (and teachers) thoroughly enjoyed this WOW event. We made a wish on our balloon, said our last goodbyes then finally counted down from 10 before we finally let go watching them disappear into the distance. The children were fascinated with how small they became and they travelled further and further away. It was a magical moment. Thank you to those families who have offered to come along to ESP garage with us on Wednesday 7th Feb. Mermaid class look forward to having you.

We have started a water drinking challenge this week which was led by the children. Everyday the children now see if they can drink more water than Mrs Robinson. This is most definitely encouraging more water drinking as I'm sure you have noticed many empty water bottles are coming home at the end of the day. Well done children for taking on this challenge!


Week commencing 26th February 2018

Welcome back to the second half of the Spring Term. It is so great to be back with Mermaid class after my ailments before half term. I did miss them lots and to see their smiley faces come on Monday morning was a great welcome back. I am super proud of all children for their amazing Dovedale attitude in my absence. I have heard great things! Thank you for all your well wishes and I am pleased to say I am much better.

This week in Mermaid class we have been settling back into class routines and exploring some new environments I created over the half term break. They seem to be enjoying these. They have also been very excited to use our new 'Alice in Wonderland' themed Book Cafe role play area. They have been practicing holding a teacup with their pinky out and using a posh accent which is rather funny to watch! The children have also enjoyed having fun in the snow this week and I'm sure they have enjoyed their snow day at home with you too. Finally, I hope you all received your Mummy Crafer-noon invitations. Thank you very much for your return slips. It will be great to see you there. Please can you return these as soon as possible to enable us to identify how many of you will be attending. Thanks in advance.


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Monday 15th January

Today we have started to make our class scrap book of journeys.

We talked about:

What journeys have you been on?

Elsie- I've been on a train to London.

Kian- I've been on an aeroplane over the sea.

Alex- I've been camping. I went in a car.

Lolli- I've been on an aeroplane to holiday.

Cruz- I've been on plane and a train.

Harvey- I went to London on a bus.


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