Our topic this half-term is ‘Super Me’. We will be painting pictures of ourselves, thinking about the special things we can do with our bodies and imagining what we could do with 'super powers.'
Please listen to your child read at home as often as you can. It really does make a huge difference to their progress. It is also very important to get the children into the routine of bringing their book bags to school everyday.
P.E. sessions will take place on Thursday mornings. P.E. kit consists of a yellow t-shirt, shorts and pumps. Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled and that earrings are removed before children come to school on that day. This term we focus very much upon children being able to follow instructions and being able to move confidently and safely within a space while travelling in a variety of ways. We are lucky enough to have yoga sessions again next half-term which the children always love.
Class Reward System
As a way of promoting positive behaviour within the classroom we use a rainbow and sunshine system. This is slightly different from the traffic light system used throughout the rest of the school. All children begin the day on the sunshine and the aim is for children to stay there. If children behave inappropriately they can be moved onto a grey cloud but have an opportunity to get back onto the sunshine if they improve their behaviour. The rain cloud is there for anyone who repeatedly displays inappropriate behaviour. Hopefully the rain cloud will stay empty! To recognise special behaviour, we have a rainbow. Children may be placed onto the rainbow for being kind or for working well with their friends. When children go on the rainbow they can take a little prize from the prize box.
Golden jumpers are awarded to a child in each class each week. Golden jumper certificates are given out each Friday in our praise assembly. Teachers select children to receive the jumper for a variety of reasons. It may be that they have achieved something they have previously found difficult or simply for being kind and helpful members of the class. While we endeavour to recognise the positive achievements of every child, please be aware that we do have a large class so although some children may have to wait longer than others to receive the ‘golden jumper’ it does not mean that they are not deserving of it and that they will not be receiving praise in other ways.
Time to talk
There will be a parent’s evening towards the end of this half term which will give you a chance to chat with the teacher about how your child has settled in and how they are progressing. Please feel free at any time to ask a member of staff if there is something you are unsure of or want to know more about. Seeing the children out at the end of the day is always a busy time but if you wait until others have gone there will always be a chance to chat to one of our members of staff.
'Stay and Play'
Every half term we will run a 'Stay and 'Play session where parents and carers are inviting in for a fun themed play session with the children. These sessions usually take place towards the end of each half term.