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 DOJO points, which in turn increase their chances of being top scorers at the end of the week and winning prizes!
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. Water bottles are topped up for the children when needed.
We like to encourage the children to bring things from home to share special achievements or maybe favourite toys. Please try to help by encouraging children not to just grab the last thing they see as they walk out of the door in the morning. 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 afternoon. 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.
PE this term for Willow Class will be on a Thursday afternoon led by our very own Mr Wiles. PE kits need to include joggers and jumpers as we aim to get children outside as often as possible for these sessions. 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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