Reading books will be sent home every night. Please help your child by sharing the book with them, helping them to sound letters and blend words that they are familiar with. Discussion about the story is an important part of sharing a book as well. Making simple predictions and talking about the characters together helps to build children's comprehension skills rather than decoding alone.
Each time your child shares a story with you, we would appreciate it if you would comment and sign their reading records. Every time this is done, children are awarded Class DOJO points, which in turn increase their chances of being top scorers at the end of the week and winning a small prize!
We like to encourage the children to bring things from home to share special achievements or maybe favourite toys. This is one activity that the children are very keen on and all helps to promote their Speaking and Listening skills. Willow Class Show and Tell will take place on a Friday morning. Please can you ensure that you are happy with the children's choices before items come into school. Please do not send precious or expensive items unless pre-arranged with a member of staff first so that provision can be made for looking after them.
As per the school policy, please remember that children should only be bringing in water for hydration throughout the day. This should be in a clearly named container. These will live at the back of the class and will be accessible during the day. We do have a water fountain in class and children have ample opportunity to use it. We always ensure that children are encouraged to drink plenty throughout the day.
As it has been an exceptionally hot start to the term, please ensure that you are dressing children appropriately. Sun cream should be applied in the morning before school and sun hats can be brought into school for playtimes and learning time outside. Please make sure that all hats (and other items of clothing) are named. It makes life so much easier at the end of the day. Many thanks for your support in this .
PE this term for Willow Class will be on a Friday afternoon led by Mr Wilson, a sports coach from Elite Sports Academy. Please help your child on this day by removing any earrings if they wear them. Please keep practising those tricky things like buttons too at home. It really does make all the difference. Thank you.
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