We thought it might be helpful to let you know the following information.
Our PE days: Tuesday and Wednesday
Please ensure all clothes, both indoor and outdoor kit (including pumps) are clearly labelled with your child’s name. On a Tuesday, if the weather is fine, we will do our PE session outside. As the weather turns colder it is fine to send in a sweatshirt/hoody and jogging bottoms that can be put on over standard PE kit for added warmth.
Our Library day: Our library day is Tuesday. Your child will have the chance to change their chosen library book every Tuesday afternoon.
Reading books and reading diaries:
We expect our children to try to read at home everyday for at least 20 minutes. (We suggest 10 minutes on a reading book and 10 minutes reading a bedtime story together.)
Please use your child's home reading diary to briefly record when your child reads at home. When you sign that you have listened to your child read, this indicates to staff that your child is ready for a new book to be sent home.
This year, your child will be able to choose their own home reading books. They will be given a book band and directed to a box of books for them to choose from. They will have the opportunity to change them every day if they wish, but may want to keep them a little longer, changing them maybe 2 or 3 times a week. As the children will be choosing, you may also find that they may select a particular favourite more than once. This is fine and we often encourage children to read familiar books again and again to develop reading fluency and their use of expression. We refer to the books they bring home as their reading practise books and we always remind our children in school that practise makes permanent. You will have access to lots of exciting books on Bug Club too that you can read at home on a phone, tablet or computer.
Your child should have their reading book and reading diary in school every day please so that staff are able to closely monitor the reading that is happening at home. House points will be awarded to children who are regularly reading at home and extra house points will be given for additional reading on Bug Club.
Drinks: Your child should bring their own small plastic bottle of water to school each day. Please ensure that the bottle is labelled with your child’s name and that it contains only water. The bottle must be taken home each night to be washed and refilled. Please do not put the bottles in book bags in case of leakage.
Charlie Monkey: Charlie Monkey is our class pet. The children will have the opportunity to take him home for the weekend and record his adventures in his diary. Please note: If you choose to put photographs of your child into Charlie’s diary, then you are giving consent for those photographs to be viewed by the other children in the class and their families when it is their turn to take the diary home.