Week 1 Term 1
Thanks for sending your children to school with such great smiles and lovely attitudes. We have had a great start to the year already.
This is just a quick note to let you know a few things:
Swimming is on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for the next 6 weeks so please make sure they have dry togs and towel.
We have “Catch me if you can” ball skills on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays so please make sure they have running shoes on.
We have Library time on Mondays so please make sure they have their books ready to return on Monday mornings.
We will begin our core programme gradually over the next few days. In my class each group will have a new book on Monday and Wednesday. This means they will be rereading the same book on Tuesday and Thursday. My philosophy for this programme came from my experience as a Reading Recovery teacher and ensures that the children know the text well when they come to do their comprehension activities and that they have the chance to gain confidence to read the text fluently. Their school reading book should be only part of the reading they do at home and it is always exciting to hear they have lots of books from the library to read as well.
We will soon be doing spelling testing and their homework book will come home with words to learn each week.
If you have anything you would like to discuss please drop in to make an appointment. I look forward to meeting you all at the “Meet the Parents” evening in a few weeks.
See you soon.