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Week beginning October 5th

Dear Parents

I would like to thank one of our parents, Mr Anderson and Empire Services for their very generous donation towards our new outside staging area.  The children now have an area to perform poems, sing and enjoy drama and role-play in the fresh air. This further supports our curriculum cornerstone – the power of talk.

Curriculum Update

Please find attached this half term’s curriculum newsletters.  We have been focussing on phonics, reading, maths, art and PSHE to ensure the children’s return to school has been positive and not overwhelming following the long period of lockdown. 

Year one and two children are now bringing home core word sets for you to practise.  Phonics lessons help the children to build words based on their knowledge of the sounds.  Many words cannot be built up with sounds and just have to be learnt by sight.  These are the words we call core words.  If you can practise these regularly with the children using a flashcard – ‘see it, say it’- approach, this will really support their reading fluency.

Parent’s Evening

We will soon be organising our first parent’s evening of the year.  As the cases of coronavirus rise across the country, we will need to ensure our whole school community remains safe.  This means that parent’s evening meetings will be over the phone this term.  We will arrange these meetings over two weeks, the week before half term and the week after.  

Year Two Alien Day

You should have received a letter last week about our Alien topic day on Friday 16th October. We are looking forward to having an alien themed day and Year Two children are able to come into school wearing an alien costume. Please remember that you don't need to buy a costume unless you wish, as clothes from home are great too. Please don't bring accessories, costume items only.

With Thanks

Theresa Alford