Cherry Tree Class in the Spring!
The children have come back to school keen and ready to learn. They have already been motivated by our new learning theme and are keen to suggest and create related learning activities!
As always we have lots of activities and events planned for the upcoming term as there are lots of significant dates coming up from Chinese New Year to Shrove Tuesday. Keep an eye on the diary as we are planning some Open Mornings too - a great opportunity to come and share in your children's learning.
We begin our term with a Once Upon a time... theme. Our learning will be inspired by traditional stories including Goldilocks and the Three Bears to Three Billy Goats Gruff. The Gingerbread Man, Little Red Hen and The Runaway Pancake will all provide great opportunities for cooking and also learning about healthy living. Using story we will develop our creative skills through drama, art work and creating our own stories. The characters in the stories will allow us to explore relationships, making choices and feelings. In the wonderful world of story who knows where our learning will take us!
In between our stories we will be learning about special events such as Chinese New Year. This provides a great opportunity to discover where China is, explore Chinese traditions and sample Chinese foods. Shrove Tuesday and Mothering Sunday provide other great opportunities for learning about celebrations, traditions and thinking about why we have them.
This term as the children have learnt many new sounds in Phonics our focus will be upon blending and developing this skill so the children can begin to read fluently and spell too. Your practise at home has really supported this learning so do keep it up! Remember little and often benefits both their reading and spelling skills. Look out for an upcoming date on how to continue to support your child's phonic and reading development. We have left the link below for Phonics sounds in case you are unsure upon how to pronounce them.
Remember to ensure that book bags are brought to school every day. Reading books will be changed twice a week, we will only change books that we know have been read indicated by your signature and comments in the Reading Record. Blue communication folders continue to go home on a Friday containing letters for the week. Any slips or money that need to be handed in can be returned in these folders on Monday morning.
Our PE lessons continue to be on a Wednesday, however please ensure that a fully labelled PE kit is in school at all times (white t-shirt, black shorts, plimsolls, and tracksuit in cold weather).
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Miss Brooks, Mrs King, Mrs Webdale or Mrs Alexander.