Parent Letter

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope had a lovely, restful half term!

I am very excited to start our second term of the school year. I have attached our curriculum map which outlines what your child/children will be learning this term. In English, the children are starting the year by reading ‘The snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. In Geography we will be learning about Shanghai and comparing it to Duxford.

This term P.E. will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays- Starlings do NOT have forest school this half term. Children will still be required to attend school in PE Kit on these days. Please ensure that your child/ children have appropriate P.E. kit and that, for health and safety reasons, earrings are removed for P.E and that anyone with hair longer than shoulder length has their hair tied back.

Please ensure children bring a named bottle of water to drink during the day and that all uniform is named to avoid things getting lost.

Children will be sent home with their optional home learning task which they may choose to complete in addition to the required home learning tasks. In year 1 and 2, children are expected to read for 30 minutes a week. Please remember that we will change children’s rhino reading books once the children can read them fluently (without sounding out). Year ones are also expected to complete 30 minutes of numbots a week. Year twos are expected to complete 30 minutes of timetables rockstars. There are also learning resources for a variety of subjects on Starz if you wish to do some additional work with your child/ children.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office or at the door at drop off or pick up.

Kind regards,

Miss Jessica Ansell