Autumn 1 2021
Our topic work this half term is called 'Home & Away'.
The first 'mini-topic' which will run for the first 2 part-time weeks is called 'Me, you, us' as we will be getting to know each other, talking about ourselves, our feelings and our families; finding out about new friends, sharing & taking turns and learning about the classroom, playground and routines.
We will reinforce the importance of good hygiene practices and learn the NHS hand washing song which teaches the best way to clean hands thoroughly.
It is a good idea for the children to keep a spare set of clothes in school in a drawstring bag, and they could use their PE bag for this, as the children will wear their PE kit to school on PE day. The bag would stay on their peg and only come home at half term.
Spare clothes are useful for various reasons; a child may have a 'little accident' or they may fall over on a rainy day and get wet and muddy. They may get muddy during a forest school session or they may become poorly and be sick!
These clothes do not have to be school uniform, just something comfy and practical, such as leggings and a long-sleeved T-shirt, pants and socks.
If all items of clothing, as well as the drawstring bag could be named please! You can send these in this week or next, Thank you! LK
This year, the Early Years curriculum has been tweaked a little and a new baseline assessment has been introduced. The baseline assessment is a literacy and numeracy activity that will be completed one to one over the first few weeks. If you would like more information about this, then please do ask.