Welcome to Term 5!
It has been fabulous to see our Reception children coming into class independently and with a great sense of pride. Although there have been a few ‘wobbles,’ the majority of the children have taken this in their stride and are demonstrating a great sense of maturity. Well done guys.
Although I am certain that the sunshine will leave us immediately, please be aware that the children need to come to school wearing sun-cream and with a sun-hat. If you have a good quality cream, then there is no need for them to apply more during the day. We have had a few problems this week with children sharing cream and applying too much. Some children do have allergic reactions to creams, so it is not acceptable for them to share.
This half-term, we will be doing a big-write once a fortnight. Miss Whatling is putting more information about this on the website, to help you understand what this involves. We will send a note home the Friday before the big-write so that you are able to talk to your children about the focus area and help them to prepare for writing. If you have any questions about this, please come and talk to us.
It is parents’ evening next week – if you have not yet signed up for this, then please do so on Monday. It is important that we have an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with you. If you cannot make our allocated days, then please come and say, as we might be able to accommodate you at another time.
We are very much hoping to take the children on a school trip in this coming half term and are currently investigating options. Please keep your eyes peeled for further information. We will need parent helpers to accompany us, but these will need to have had a DBS clearance. Nearer the time, you will be able to let us know if you are available to help with this.
Next week is the big pedal across the school. Each day we will be ascertaining how the children have come to school – hopefully they will remember how they travelled!
There has been some confusion over snacks in school. From year 1 to year 6, there is a very strict policy that pupils may only have fruit or vegetables for snack in school. We have not strictly enforced this in EYFS, as in Nursery there are a range of snacks. However, as we support the children in their transition to Year One, we will need to be more aware of this rule. After half-term, we will be attending all of the assemblies, with the rest of the school, and then going out to play with the rest of the school. At this point, the only snack acceptable, will be fruit and vegetables. However, children are allowed to bring in a 50p to buy a healthy snack from the school kitchen as they go out to play, if you wish.
Emily Leicester and Harriette Whatling.