We are so excited to welcome the children back to Green and Blue Base after the summer holidays! We know that this is a big step for the children and their families and we are looking forward to getting to know you all.
During the Autumn Term our learning will be focused around two topics. The first half term is ‘Fabulous Feelings’, where we will be exploring our emotions. We will be learning some names for our feelings and thinking about how we can communicate them. Please see the newsletter at the bottom of this page for more information.
Our topic for the second half term is called ‘Let’s Move!’ and we will be learning about journeys and transport. We will be exploring different types of transport, including vehicles from the past, and we will be thinking about which transport we might use for different journeys.
Learning outside is fun and effective and is often your child’s favourite part of the day. However, at this time of year we often get wet and dirty – please send your child to school with spare clothes to keep in a bag on their peg. As it gets colder, please make sure they come to school with a coat, hat and gloves. We aim to spend around half of each day outside.
Please ensure your child brings their book bag to school every day and remember to check it regularly for any letters or newsletters that may have been sent home.
We will be helping your children learn by following their interests and developing their play, even though this may deviate from our plans.
Homework will be sent home every Friday to reflect what the children have been learning in school, and to let you know what your child has been learning in school (we know how many of them come home and claim to have done nothing!).
We also send home 2 books each week – one is a library book for you to read with your child, the other is a phonics book that they will have read in school 3 times before bringing it home. They need to read this book with you to develop their confidence and fluency. To begin with, this phonics book will have no words. Please use the prompts inside the book and encourage your child to tell you the story and talk about what they can see happening.
Every child who reads at home 3 times (and has this recorded in their Reading Diary) will receive a small reward at the end of each week.
The children will be developing their understanding of number in Maths and learning letter sounds through Phonics sessions, to help them read simple words and sentences.
We really appreciate your voluntary weekly £1 donations to our Foundation Fund, it makes a great difference to the resources and experiences we can provide; thank you for giving when you can.
If you have any questions, please speak to a member of our lovely Blue Base and Green Base staff, we are always happy to help.