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Acorn Class

Class Teachers

Mrs Howard

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Bailes

 

 

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Eggs and Shells

 

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Spring Term 2017

 

Dear Parents,

            Welcome to Spring term one in Acorn Class.  We are delighted with how well the children have settled over the last term and the progress they have made.  So far this academic year we have learnt all about ourselves, people who help us and this half term we are learning traditional tales.  The curriculum is designed to link themes and topics, to encourage the development of the children's independence, communication and skills through play and guidance in an atmosphere of enjoyment and challenge.  After half term we will focus on Growing.  Through these areas the children will continue to develop their literacy and numeracy skills.

There are a few reminders to mention:

Reading Books

The children are making good progress with their reading and we thank-you for all of the support you have given your child at home over the last term. 
We continue to aim to hear your child read individually at least once a week in school.  Please ensure your child has a clearly labelled book bag with them everyday.  At this stage it is expected that your child reads to you each night in order to support the development of their phonics and their language skills.  You will find a Reading Record book in your child’s book bag in which you should write comments to let us know how your child is enjoying the book and any difficulties they have had.
Acorn Class will continue to host parent reading mornings from 8.45-9.00am every Thursday as they have been so well attended.    

Homework

With support from home, Acorn children have worked really hard over the past term to complete their Literacy and Numeracy tasks and learn their tricky words.  They are now developing an increasingly large bank of tricky words that they are beginning to recognise in their reading books, on the board during lessons and many are applying their phonic knowledge in writing.

Physical Education (PE)

Our PE days will continue to be on Tuesdays (games skills with Mr Webb), and Wednesdays (dance or gymnastics with Miss Hucker). Please ensure your child’s PE kit is checked regularly to ensure they have the correct indoor and outdoor kit.  They will need plimsolls, shorts, jogging bottoms a white t-shirt and an outdoor sweatshirt.  We ask that all items of clothing are clearly labelled.

Parent and Teacher consultations

The second round of parent/teacher consultations have now begun and meetings will take place with parents over the next term.  The monitoring and assessment of all children is an on-going day-to-day process.  We will take video narratives and analyse their interests, next steps in learning and characteristics of effective learning.  During your child’s special week they are welcome to bring in a special item from home to share with the rest of the class.

Other general reminders

Clothing, bags and other belongings should be clearly named.  Please ensure your child has a clearly named water bottle with them everyday.

 

If you have any concerns or queries about your child's progress or well being, please do not hesitate to come and contact us. We are available each day for brief comments about your child's welfare but any longer meetings should be arranged through the office.

Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Miss Howard & Mrs Bailes

 

 

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