Welcome to Leopards
Mrs Emma Vaughn (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Miss Rebecca Wagstaff (Thursday, Friday)
Mrs Gillian Ferryman
Mrs Mon Mahoney
Happy New Year and welcome back to a new term in Leopards class! We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break! We are looking forward to another exciting term with lots of learning opportunities.
This term our topic is ‘Whatever the weather’. We will be looking at the variety of weather we experience within the United Kingdom and comparing this to the extreme weathers of a far. The children will be using this to create extreme weather reports, a variety of weather art and even creating their own weather poetry.
PE will continue to be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child has the correct, named kit in school, including trainers for outside. Children should not wear jewellery to school; although a single pair of stud earrings and watches are permitted (these should be removed on PE days).
Homework will be handed out on Wednesdays and Thursdays and returned the following week. These activities will link to what the children have been learning throughout the week and will enable them to practise and strengthen these skills. We also encourage reading with your child to take place as often as possible (at least 4-5 times per week) to further develop their phonic knowledge and understanding of different texts.
As part of supporting your child’s reading we keep track of when they are reading at home and ensure your child is on the appropriate reading level. Your child will be able to swap their books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by placing them in the tray outside the classroom, allowing them time to read the story and then spend time discussing the text and key vocabulary, an important aspect of their learning.
The children have been doing a great job of coming in to the classroom independently, please continue to encourage this. There will be someone on the door if you have any problems or queries. Children should bring their book bags and water bottles with them each morning and place them in the boxes provided. Snack will be provided at break time but if your child wishes to bring their own fruit they may.
Finally we’d like to say many thanks for your continued support,
Mrs Vaughan and Miss Wagstaff