Class R New Entrants Useful Information
We enjoy learning through play, both indoors and outdoors and it is in these different environments that the children explore and discover their immediate world.
Every day, your child will need to bring a 'sippy' style water bottle, book bag and waterproof coat to school. Please bring wellies at the start of Term 1 to leave at school for our outdoor learning and play.
The children attend Forest School once a week which will help to develop confidence, independence and problem solving skills. We will provide all in one suits to keep the children warm and dry.
Your child will need a blue school t-shirt, navy shorts/jogging bottoms, a navy jumper and trainers which are clearly named.
From Term 2, the children will have weekly P.E sessions focusing on developing their core and co-ordination. This will also include Beam, an educational and movement programme which aims to improve their gross motor skills and classroom concentration.
At the start of every morning, they will participate in Activate 5 (a movement based programme) to enable them to be alert and ready to learn. They will also take part in Funky Finger activities and Dough Disco to develop their fine motor skills.
Your child's learning journal will be sent home with a task to complete on a Friday. These tasks are often practical and aim to consolidate the week's learning. Please return the journals by Wednesday at the latest.
We will be washing our hands at regular intervals throughout the school day to keep ourselves safe. We will also be cleaning the classroom tables frequently.