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Pine Class Newsletter

Welcome back to school after our summer holidays, we have a very exciting start to the year in our new classroom! It is wonderful having the cloakroom just off the classroom, as we can monitor jumpers and coats more closely that have been left behind!

This letter should provide you with information about the routines and timetable of the term, but please feel free to ask any further questions that you may have.


Children are expected to bring labelled water bottles to school with them daily, these are kept on the desks in the classroom to allow them access to a drink throughout the day. Planners are also expected to be brought in daily with the current reading book, please use this as one method of communication between home and school, letting us know how well your child has read, if they are going home with someone different or if you just want to let us know that your child has done something particularly special.

Homework will be recorded in the school planner, this is generally given out on a Thursday or Friday and will be due in on a Wednesday. However from time to time there may be the need to set homework at other times too. The schools homework policy states that at Key Stage 1 pupils are required to complete approximately 10 minutes homework a night, this will mainly be reading.  However an additional piece of writing or numeracy will also be set weekly. This can be given in a variety of ways to ensure that homework is not seen as a chore! Please could you sign the planner at the end of each week to acknowledge that you have seen any communications throughout the week.

PE this term will be swimming on a Thursday for this half term,  this will be a 30 minute session in the pool, so on returning to school the children will then need their trainers for some aerobic/dance activities. For swimming pupils will need trunks/costume, towel and they must have a swimming hat too, goggles are optional! To aid with the changing after swimming please could girls wear socks if possible as sometimes tights can be quite tricky!

You may remember receiving a letter last term regarding Forest Schools. Mrs Davies will be leading an afternoon session on a Wednesday afternoon. This will be based outdoors in all weathers so please send in a spare set of clothes and ensure that children have coats and appropriate footwear for the sessions.

Our topic this term is ‘All about me’, pupils will be learning about their bodies, feelings and emotions, discovering different jobs and looking at portraits and painting their own self-portraits. I would welcome any parents to come in and talk about their jobs, as I would like children to get the opportunity to explore a number of different job types, other than those they know about from their family.

Please see the weekly timetable below, this is the usual timetable, but on some occasions we may need to deviate from this.












Forest Schools






Science/ Library

Please feel free to come and see me if you have any queries about anything in the newsletter, or alternatively you can always email me on hosmendham@wvpschools.org.

Susie Collins

Pine Class Teacher

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