Parent Letter

Dear Parents/Carers/Robins 

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New year! I am so excited to be joining Duxford team as the Robins class teacher and it has been an absolute pleasure to meet the children and to work with them this week. I really look forward to getting to know you all better as our journey continues.

I have attached our curriculum grid which outlines what your child/children will be learning this term. In English, the children are starting the year by reading ‘What the Ladybird heard’ by Julia Donaldson. In understanding of the World/Geography/History we will be learning about the Arctic looking at animals and their habitats. Linked to this we will learn about climate and landscape and think about similarities and differences in contrasting environments. If your child has any books/resources linked to this then we would love for them to bring them in to extend our learning together.

This term P.E. will be on Mondays and Tuesdays and Robins also have forest school on Tuesday mornings. Please also 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 follow up phonics sheets from daily lessons for reference to enable consolidation at home. We hope this is helpful and alongside this we would really encourage children to read at home. Please remember that we will change children’s reading books on a Friday once the children can read them. 

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 and once again it is a pleasure to be working with you all.

Kind regards,

Mrs Sarah Grover