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Welcome to Saplings Class

This year, Saplings Class will be taught by Miss Owens, with Miss Ibbertson supporting the children.

PE lessons will continue to take place on a Friday. Please ensure that your child arrives at school wearing their PE kit on this day. A gentle reminder that as we are now approaching winter, layers will be needed to keep your child warm. All items of clothing need to be named.

The children in Saplings class will be accessing the reception outdoor area each day. As it is now getting colder outside, the children will wear an outdoor suit provided by the school. We would also like the children to wear a pair of wellies whilst using the outdoor area. Please provide your child with a pair of named wellies that they can keep in school if you have not already done so.

You should have already received login details for Go Read to record any reading or sound practise that your child completes at home. Your child will be bringing home a ‘Book for Enjoyment’ which is swapped on a Monday. This is a book that should be read to your child by an adult at home. They will also be bringing home a ‘Blending Book’ and a pack of sound cards. These are books and resources that can be read by your child to an adult.

To find out more about what your child is learning at school, don’t forget to sign up to the Interactive Learning Diary where you can view photos and videos of your child whilst they are at school. Please speak to Miss Mawby if you require another copy of your login details.

Spring Term 2

Over this term, the children will look at a variety of different texts. The first text we will be focussing on in English is the story of ‘Handa’s Surprise’ which is set in Kenya. With a little help from Grandma Fantastic, the children will be learning lots of new and exciting vocabulary and will explore the story through our FANTASTIC lenses. We will then be moving on to look at writing instructions with our focus text being ‘How to Make a Chocolate Mug Cake.’

In Maths, we will begin the term by exploring weight. We will be focussing on number bonds to 10 before moving onto subtraction. The term will finish with a focus on exploring and creating patterns.

Our PSHE unit this term is ‘Healthy Me’ where the children will be learning about all of different ways they can keep their body fit and healthy. Linking in with this unit, we have got a special visitor coming in to teach us all about teeth and how we can look after them…can you guess who it might be?

Thank you for your continued support and please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Foundation Stage Team if you have any questions.

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