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Hello and welcome back,

I hope you have all had a lovely 6 weeks summer holiday and have created lots of family memories to cherish. As always we are going to make a quick start into a busy term.

In Numeracy, we will be learning all about Place Value as well as addition and subtraction. We will use lots of practical methods to help embed and secure your child’s learning. In Literacy we will be focusing on basic punctuation and writing good simple sentences, before we move onto adding extra detail.

In our Creative curriculum we will be learning about Bonfire Night and the history behind it. This will be linked into our Art, where we will use primary and secondary colours to create wonderful pieces of art. In Science we will be focusing on materials and completing a range of investigations with Mr Norfolk.

On a Friday afternoon we will have Mrs A Tilley teaching PE. Pine class will be learning ball skills and the basic skills needed for PE including balance, agility and co-ordination. This will be happening outside, so please can your children bring trainers, as plimsolls are not suitable and quite dangerous for outside PE. Please bring PE kit in before Monday and leave it in school until half term. I will send your child’s kit home if it gets wet or muddy, otherwise it can stay in school for the whole half term. Your child’s hair if long, will need to be tied back on a daily basis especially for PE.

We will be making sure each child is on the correct reading level at the beginning of the year, and will be introducing our home reading trees. Reading is one of the most important skills a child can learn and to help the development of this in Pine class we have home reading trees. The aim is to hear your child read as often as possible. When you do hear your child read, please pop a note in their diary, and their child will get a leaf for their tree. When your child has filled their tree, they get rewarded with a prize. We introduced our trees last year, and there was a noticeable improvement in the children, who were able to read most often at home. So please help your child to fill their reading tree and enjoy listening to your child’s reading progress.

Mr Andrew Lamoureux

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