Happy New Year, I hope you had an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas holiday! First of all, thank you so much for the generous presents, cards and well wishes; it was very thoughtful and greatly appreciated.
We have another exciting topic ahead of us this term: ‘India’. It will concentrate on map work, physical features, landmarks, culture and climate.
Homework will continue to be sent home on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. I am sure you will agree that we want your children to make good progress in all areas of their school life. To help with this, please ensure your child completes and hands in their homework on time. If for any reason your child cannot complete the homework, please send in an explanatory note as it is expected to be completed on a weekly basis. Weekly tests for spelling and times tables will continue each Friday.
Please continue to make sure your child reads at home on a daily basis. Your child can still read independently and does not need to read aloud to an adult every time. However, we encourage you to monitor your child’s reading regularly and sign your child’s ‘Reading Record’. Do not forget that we are looking for two children, per term, to receive the ‘Reading Reward Book Prize’ for showing an enthusiastic approach to reading. Furthermore, each child will receive twenty house points for reading ten nights in a row.
PE lessons will continue to take part on Wednesday and Friday please ensure kits are brought into school on Monday’s and taken home on Friday’s to be washed. Children without a PE kit will receive a reminder in their reading record. Earrings must be removed before PE. KS2 children should wear a shirt and tie every day.
Please take note of some of the key dates this term:
Wednesday 17th January: Clubs begin
Monday 29th January - Friday 2nd January: Travelling Book Fair
Friday 2nd February: Clothing collection and School Disco
Tuesday 6th February: Internet safety day
Friday 9th February: End of half term
Monday 19th February: Return to school
Thursday 22nd February: Parents evening
Thursday 1st March: World Book Day
Monday 12th March- Friday 16th March: Science week
Friday 16th March: Tray day for parents
Thursday 29th March: Easter egg Hunt and End of term at 1.15pm
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and as always please do not hesitate to contact if there is anything you would like to discuss about your child’s progress or their learning.
Miss C Forde