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Classroom information - October 2023

Welcome back to Autumn Term 2. We are looking forward to seeing all the children in the classroom tomorrow, refreshed and ready to learn! This is the important information you need to know for this term:


Forest School - the children will be thrilled to know they have Forest School every Thursday afternoon this term. The children will go out with Mrs Howlett in all weathers so need to be dressed and ready for anything! Please bring your child to school wearing school uniform and bring a forest school kit in a bag so that they can change after lunch. Forest school kit must consist of: long trousers (jogging bottoms/ leggings/ no jeans please), long sleeve top/ warm jumper, waterproof trousers and coat, wellies or other suitable waterproof footwear that you don't mind getting muddy! Please make sure your child has enough warm layers including gloves and hats as it gets colder. 


PE Days - PE days will be  - Tuesday (netball) and Friday (dance) this term. Please come to school dressed in PE kit on those days. Please make sure high standards of PE kit are maintained for these sessions and the children are not wearing clothes with large logos on. Please could any children with earrings either remove them on these days before school, be able to remove them independently before the lesson, or bring in suitable tape to cover their earrings. **Please note, there will not be PE on Tuesday 31st October. Netball will commence the following week. Children can come to school in uniform this Tuesday.**


Spellings - Spelling tests will continue every Monday morning from tomorrow (30th October). Your child was given a list of spellings to bring home but if they've gone missing they are available to download on this web page. 


Homework - Is given out on a Friday and expected back the following Wednesday.


Reading - Children should be reading at least three times a week at home and recording it in their reading diary. We ask that a parent can sign this weekly and it will be checked by a teacher every Monday. Last term, there were a lot of children forgetting to bring their reading records into school. We do remind them constantly in the classroom that it's an important document of their reading journey that we need to see weekly. This term, we will be encouraging them to participate in our 'Rainbow Reading Challenge' which I'm sure they'll enjoy sharing with you. If your child keeps forgetting to bring their reading book home just let us know and we'll remind them for you!


Class Reading Book - We will continue reading 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl up until Christmas. This ties in with our Rainforest and Fair Trade topic.


School uniform - Please make sure that uniform is always of the highest standard and long hair is tied back. Please find details of school uniform here 


If you have any questions, or need to speak to one of us about anything at all, please catch us at the end of the day or email/ telephone the office and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.


Mrs Pinto (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Marah (Wednesday to Friday)

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