Dates for your diary.
P.E - Friday
Reading Books at home - Wednesday - Monday.
Reading books stay at school Monday - Wednesday.
Library Books - Alternate Thursdays. (TBC)
There will be no reading diaries until further notice.
At Perton First School children learn to follow our Golden Rules so everyone is able to work and play in a caring, safe and happy environment. As soon as your child starts reception they will begin to learn about the Golden Rules using fun characters and stories and will be given lots of praise when they: Try Hard, Are Kind and Helpful, Are Gentle, Are Honest, Listen Well or Look After Things.
Gross Motor Skills
Why Are Gross Motor Skills Important?
Working on gross motor skills helps a child gain strength and confidence in his/her body. It also helps them get exercise and physical activity, which is important for a healthy lifestyle. Developing these skills helps a childs ability to do more complex skills in future activities from sport to writing. Below are some links with fun activities you can do with your child at home ...
Fine motor skills
Fine motor control generally refers to control over the small movements of the hands and fingers, as well as the small muscles of the face and mouth (tongue) and feet. However, the focus is usually on developing the skills of the small muscles in the hands. Below are links to activities that will help develop various fine motor skills and build hand strength which will help with day to day tasks like using a knife and fork and pencil control and pressure for drawing and writing ...
We will continue building on our number skills and focus on our 'Number of the Week' This weekly focus helps us to understand that each number has a meaning as well as a symbol. We use Number-block characters and Numicon resources too, this helps us to develop our number skills even further and develop key mathematical language to enable us to talk through our thinking and develop reasoning skills. Our learning is to understand the mathematical words such as 'more' and 'less' we have been using number ladders to develop this skill too.
Child initiated learning takes place Outdoors throughout the year, regardless of weather, so please ensure that your child is suitably dressed for the ever changing British weather. Please could you bring in a pair of wellies for your child in a named bag so that they can be left on their peg should they need them for outdoors.
Water is provided at snack time and is freely available throughout the day. Children can bring a labelled water bottle but we remind you that we are only allowed plain water because we are a ‘Healthy School’.
We politely remind you that children are not to bring personal toys into school, unless asked by a teacher.
We are friendly team so if you have any worries or would like a bit of advice please pop in and speak to one of us:
Mrs Murray, Mrs Kulin and Mrs Brookes.