Hello to all!
Well, we have had a very busy start to the term and the children are so excited by the Dinosaur topic.
Over the coming weeks we will be exploring this topic in so many different ways depending on your child’s ability level. Please see our topic web for more information.
Our new swimming days are on Tuesday (for all children) and Wednesday for those who are unable to join in with their main class lesson – please assume this is your child unless you have been told specifically. This is based upon their ability level in swimming, concentration and understanding of instructions within a large group setting.
We are going to be planting bulbs in the wellington boots hanging on the fence in our little playground to add some colour for the spring term and are developing some sensory play opportunities. If you have any old pots/pans/wooden spoons that we are able to tie to our fence for outdoor musical play it would be much appreciated.
Thank you so much to everyone who has sent in a contribution towards the cost of group snacks and life skills classes. It will go a long way to helping us to develop a range of skills and provide tasty snacks! The children love becoming waiters/waitresses by taking the orders, washing the pots, handing out the correct number of plates, cups, snacks etc
For the parents/guardians of children who have statements or Education Health Care Plans, you should now have received a letter from county saying that they will either be converting the statement or that there are no changes to be made at this time. Please let me know when you receive the updated copy or new EHCP and we will look over it together and amend anything that needs to be.
If your child wears nappies or has frequent accidents, please will you send in nappies (when needed), wipes and nappy bags alongside changes of clothes. Many thanks.
A little reminder that homework is handed out on a Monday and taken back in the following Monday.
Finally, thank you as always for your ongoing support.
I hope you had a happy and relaxing Christmas. It is lovely to have the children back in school, rested but raring to go. Due to a busy and fun packed run up to Christmas we did not manage to move onto our new topic ‘Family Pets’ but this is now under way and we are fully immersed in the world of ‘Six Dinners Sid’! This book will be our literary stimulus for the next four weeks and will allow us to consider the community in which we live, the importance of having time for other people, being a good neighbour and pet ownership. It will, of course, also give us the opportunity to revisit the importance of healthy eating and why six dinners a day are best avoided!
As per the recent text, swimming has returned to Mondays and Fridays and PE, as before, is Tuesdays.
14th November, 2016
In our PSHE lessons this term, we will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule. This is designed to teach pupils how to stay safe from sexual abuse, without giving explicit information or telling scary stories or even using the term “sexual abuse.” In the lesson, children will learn about the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which stands for:
• Privates are private
• Always remember your body belongs to you
• No means no
• Talk about secrets that upset you
• Speak up, someone can help
The lesson will be delivered in a way that’s fully age-appropriate. More information about the Underwear Rule, including a short film and a parent guide can be found at nspcc.org.uk/underwearrule.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch.
ER Blog November, 2016
We have had a busy and fun packed half term. Our focus has been on family life and the Large Family series of books, by Jill Murphy, has been our literary stimulus. We have had a lovely time getting to know the different characters and enjoyed their many adventures and misadventures. We are continuing with the same topic and extending it to include family pets and with this in mind Six Dinners Sid will be our new class book. We look forward to hearing about any animals your children have at home and would welcome your photos of them.
I hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer. The ER team are raring to go and looking forward to an exciting term ahead. Our topic this term will be ‘The Family’ and our class book will be ‘Five Minutes Peace’ by Jill Murphy. This, together with the other books in this series, will gives us an excellent starting point from which we can explore the trials and tribulations of family life in a relaxed and humorous way. Please find a copy of the class letter and topic web below for you to download which will tell you about our plans for the rest of the term.
Please feel free to pop in and chat about any issues (good or bad!) you may have.
I hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable break. I am very pleased to be back working in the ER again and, along with the of the ER team, am looking forward to an exciting term ahead of us. Please find a copy of the class letter and topic web below for you to download; this will tell you about our plans for the rest of the term.
We are all very excited about the arrival of Mrs Chadwick’s new baby; Edward was born on the 30th May. We look forward to meeting him!
I hope you have all had a lovely summer. We are hitting the ground running in the Enhanced Resource and have been busy bees already. I am sending home IEP and Annual Review letters this week. Please let me know if you have any difficulty attending.
This term we will be learning about ‘Ourselves’. Please have a look at the Class Letter and Topic Web documents below to find out more.