Welcome to Busy Bees class ....a hive of activity where we are buzzing with enjoyment and a willingness to learn.
The School Day
Registration - 8.55am
Assembly - 9.10am
English - 9:30am
First Break - 10.30am
Maths - 10.45am
Phonics - 11.45am
Lunch - 12.15pm
ERIC - 1.pm
Topic/Foundation Stage Subjects - 1.30
Second Break - 2.30pm
Topic/Foundation Stage Subjects- 2.45pm
End of day - 3.30pm
Please see below for useful reminders and information...
Reading continues to be a main school focus therefore it would be helpful if you could make this a priority with your child/children. Sharing books together is just as important as reading aloud because it models good practice. Ask questions like: What has happened? What do you think will happen next? Can they show you a full stop, capital letter, speech mark or exclamation mark? Three school reading books are given to every child. These are changed on a regular basis. Please feel free to change reading books in a morning if you bring your child into school during soft start.
PE is taking place on a Thursday morning. Children will need their PE kits in school from Monday to Friday as sometimes we may have extra sessions. A reminder that PE kit should be black shorts with a white polo shirt and some suitable PE plimsolls/trainers. All items need to be labelled and in a separate bag so that it can be left in school. Long hair must be tied back, no jewellery is to be worn and written permission needs to be provided for your child to wear their glasses as outlined in our Health and Safety Policy.
Each half term we will send out a topic themed homework. This will consist of three or four challenges, of which your child needs to complete at least two. In addition, a piece of English and Maths homework will be sent home on alternative weeks. This will go home on a Friday and will be due back the following Wednesday. Mathletics will be occasionally set for the maths homework. When the children log online there will be a task to complete before they can select the maths games. Any certificates achieved will be presented in Friday’s Achievement Assembly. We will be sending weekly spellings home to practise which are related to the phonics work and key words we cover that week.
Water and Milk
If you wish your child to continue to have milk then please ensure you have registered and paid on the Cool Milk website (www.coolmilk.com). Please send your child with a water bottle clearly labelled with their name.
We love to hear what is happening at home. Diaries are checked regularly for any notes and every Tuesday morning to see how much you read with your child at home. We will be continuing with our reading garden. If you need to contact us urgently then please call the school office, see us directly or ask your child to hand us their diary at the start of the day.
Mrs Cotton-Winfield and Mrs Glover.
Transport is our topic for Spring 1! Please find below an overview of the topic.