Good evening Squirrels Class!
Firstly, I’d just like to say WOW! The children have all come back to school brilliantly today, I expected some tears this morning but the children have blown me away with how well they have settled back into the school routine! My classroom has definitely got its buzz back!
We have had an exciting day learning all about Mary Anning for International Women’s Day. We have looked at real fossils, made our own fossils out of clay (these will come home later in the week when they have dried) and made fact files about Mary Anning’s life. Please see below for a sneak peak of our day.
Squirrel’s class daily routine will be the same as it was before Christmas. The day will start at 8.40am for children who have siblings starting earlier, 9am start for all other children in Squirrels class and finish at 3:20pm. Drop off and pick up are from the playground.
I will be handing out new reading books on Monday 15th March (this gives me chance this week to hear all children read to find out which reading book they need). Reading books will follow the same routine as before, given out on a Monday and returned on a Friday. Please could you send in your child’s reading record and book (along with any other school books that you may find at home) this week, by Friday.
PE is now on a Tuesday afternoon and will be taught by Pass Master. Children should come to school every Tuesday in their PE kit which is appropriate to the weather. Jogging bottoms and a jumper will still be needed until it gets a little warmer.
Please could I remind all children to bring in a water bottle as we are trying to avoid using the class cups during Covid-19.
Phonics and Spellings
There will be no phonics lessons taught this week and therefore no spellings given out on Friday. This is so I can assess where the children are before starting our phonics sessions again next week.
We have STEM day on Thursday 11th March which is a whole day based around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The activity I have planned for Thursday requires a few plastic bags. If you have any spare plastic bags, please could you send these in? I would be very grateful and thank you in advance!
I’d like to say thank you to all parents and carers for your continued support with the children’s learning. I appreciate how hard home learning is and can’t thank you enough for all of your time, care and patience with home schooling and sending me emails of the children’s work. I have really enjoyed seeing what the children have been up to and hope now we can get back to normality!
Have a lovely evening!