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Welcome back everyone! It is lovely to have everybody back ready to learn with lots of smiles. We are ready to learn lots more new topics and skills over the next part of our school year.  Our next topic that we are learning about is 'Out of this World!'. We are going to be focusing on Space and the children have already had the opportunity to experience the fantastic 'Wonder Dome'. It was great fun and a brilliant way of engaging the children. Our Curriculum sheet breaks down the specific areas of learning and how this will be offered to all children within our unit. We are very excited to be space explorers!







We thrive on the positive communication and relationships that we have with parents and carers in our school. We value the importance of supporting each other to promote children's well being and are always here to support you. We also now have Marvellous me to enhance this.  We can celebrate successes, share messages, send reminders and  also photographs of your children at work. You will receive a personal log in to access this fantastic resource.



We will continue learning about festivals such as Chinese New Year and how other cultures celebrate this special time in their calendar year. This will link into aspects of our Maths learning through talking about months and years and also money.



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.



We will work continue to build on our confidence, independence and daily routines to enhance our learning.
We continue to enhance a language rich environment and we will be talking lots and sharing our ideas. It is important that all of our children feel safe, happy and secure in their learning environment.

We will continue to work through the 'Golden Rules' and each week there will be a particular focus.



We love reading at Perton First School! In Reception, we develop the foundations needed to become a super reader, we use a  class voting system to choose our daily stories. The children love this special time of the day and it builds on our skills to develop a 'love for reading' and builds on our Literacy skills. We quite often will link a story to support this aspect of our learning.

Throughout this term we will be link a 'word of the week' to our vocabulary and this  will help us to develop key language that we have can use in our discussions and develop our communication skills even further. It has proven effective last year and  so we will be continuing with this beneficial aspect of our learning. In addition to this we are now using 'Talk for Colour' this is a visual resource that assists us in our Literacy skills and understanding of questions, which in turn will help us with our writing.



Don’t forget...

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.

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: Mr Bailey and Miss Martin