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Dear Juniper Class and Parents,                                          

I hope that you have all enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable break over the festive Christmas period. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your lovely cards and gifts, it really is very thoughtful.

As we commence upon a new term, I am looking forward to all the exciting learning opportunities that are in store. Our topic for this term is chocolate! The children will be learning about all aspects of the humble cocoa bean and how it is transformed into chocolate and the history that is behind it. I am sure that the children will find this engaging as well as a fun topic to cover (we may even be able to taste some chocolate too!)

In science the children will begin to look at states of matter and the changes between solids, gases and liquids. This will link into our creative curriculum work on chocolate,

In literacy we will continue to use the IPEELL writing approach and this term will see us looking at explanation texts and instructions. In numeracy we will begin by looking at multiplication and division.

Forest schools will be taught by Mrs Davies on Monday afternoon. RE this term will look at Islam and its religious beliefs and PE will continue to be taught on a Thursday morning. Mrs Galdwin will continue to teach languages and I will be teaching music this term.

Planners- Could you please ensure that you check your child’s planner daily and record any information that we may need to know about. Mrs Thompson or myself will check the planners daily so they need to be sent into school each day.

Reading- I feel it is really important that we try and encourage the children to read as often as possible as this can have huge benefits in other areas of their learning. The children are asked to read at home daily so please record in their planners.

Homework- This will remain the same as last term and we will aim to use their homework books as well as setting some through the DB website.

I am really looking forward to the Spring term and I am sure the children will be just as enthusiastic too!

Yours sincerely

Mr Sam Norfolk


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