IMPORTANT LETTER FOR STARTING BACK
Hello and welcome to Julia Donaldson Class.
I am Mrs Norton and will be teaching your child from Monday to Wednesday each week. Miss Martin will cover the class on a Thursday and then on a Friday when I am not in school.
On this webpage you will find an update of what we have done each term, along with these being shared on class stories on Dojo. You will also be able to access observations of your child's learning on Dojo once you have been given the individual log ins.
You will also be able to see who received the Star of the week and gets to take the Diary, book and character home as well as updates as to which day your child will need to come in PE kit.
We ask that once the children are given their book bags that they are brought into school each day. Children will also need to bring their water bottle with fresh water in each day and this will return home with them each evening.
WORK FOR CHILDREN OFF WITH COVID/SYMPTOMS
FRIDAY 8TH OCTOBER - Jeans for genes day
WEDNESDAY 13TH OCTOBER - Parents Evening - settling in
FRIDAY 22ND OCTOBER - Break up for half term
MONDAY 25TH - FRIDAY 29TH - Half Term
MONDAY 1ST NOVEMBER - INSET DAY
WEEK COMMENCING 8TH NOVEMBER - REMEMBRANCE WEEK
WEEK COMMENCING 15TH NOVEMBER - ANTI-BULLYING WEEK
WEEK COMMENCING 22ND NOVEMBER - ROAD SAFETY WEEK
WEEK COMMENCING 29TH NOVEMBER - CELEBRATION WEEK
WEDNESDAY 22ND DECEMBER - BREAK UP FOR CHRISTMAS
PLEASE KEEP CHECKING FOR POSSIBLE CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE DATES DEPENDING ON COVID RESTRICTIONS IN SCHOOL.
For the first few weeks, our main priority is to ensure all the children settle happily into school routines and form good relationships and friendships within the class. The children will also be finding out about our routines and 'REACH’ superhero values: Respect, Enjoyment, Achievement, Challenge and Health. We will model how this looks within the school environment. All the children will also be completing a range of activities which enable us to identify their current knowledge and understanding which will take place through our own school Baseline and a Government Baseline.
The children will begin Phase 1 phonics and will begin exploring numbers in depth. Some familiar characters, ‘Numberblocks’ will be helping us to do this! We will also begin learning about matching and sorting shapes and exploring pattern.
We will be learning all about ourselves, our families, and our friendships through a range of quality and engaging texts which can be seen below. We will be developing our understanding about what makes us unique from others and that's what makes us SUPER! We will share the story of 'The Colour Monster' to understand our emotions and feelings in depth and strategies to help us with some emotions.
In the week commencing the 4th of October, it is World Space Week! So, we will get our space suits on and shoot into space in our rockets to explore the amazing solar system!
We are looking forward to continually getting to know your lovely children and yourselves further over the next few weeks!
Please keep checking Dojo (logins will be given out very soon) to see updates and the fantastic learning your children undertake!
Knowledge organiser EYFS Autumn 1
The school day starts from 9:00 am - 3:15pm with the gates opening at 8:50am.
On drop-off, you will use the main gates that you entered during your visits and are encouraged to drop your child at the gate to their classroom.
On collection, if you wait outside our classroom (on the playground) and your child will be in the line to come out to you. Please give us a wave and try and stand in a similar spot each day to aid with getting the children out quickly and safely - especially in the wetter months.
a plain red t-shirt with or without the school logo, plain black sports jacket/zip-up jacket and plain black or navy joggers/shorts. Please can you ensure all PE clothing and footwear is labelled with your child’s full name.
PE will include alternating both indoors and outdoors. Please could you ensure the appropriate PE kit is worn. I will communicate in advance on Dojo whether it is indoor or outdoor PE.