Welcome to Ash Class!
Mr Taylor (Teacher)
Mrs Cooper (Teaching Assistant)
Days to remember:
Thursdays - PE (Please remember to bring a PE kit and make sure that your child's name is written on their kit.)
Our themes for this year will be 'Let's talk about me', 'Let's imagine', 'Let's explore', 'Let's create', 'Let's go' and 'Let's celebrate!'. There will also be many opportunities for children to choose what we are going to learn about and how we discover new information.
Each of these themes will have a variety of books attached to it which we will learn about alongside the theme to develop our love of reading and our understanding of a number of different areas.
We will be doing a number of different activities related to the different areas of the EYFS curriculum and some of these are given as examples in the 'Learning for Life Tree' document below.
Useful Information for Ash Class:
Entering the classroom in the morning: Please ensure that your child lines up next to the red line in the playground. From 8.40 the children will be greeted and led into school.
Water Bottles: Please ensure that your child brings a clearly labelled water bottle to school at the beginning of each week. This ensures that they have access to drinking water at all times. Bottles will be re-filled daily and sent home every Friday. Please note that only water is permitted in school, both in water bottles and at lunchtime with packed lunches.
School Bags: Please ensure that you are using an Awsworth school book bag and school PE bag as we do not have the space to accommodate larger bags.
P.E: Your child needs to bring a PE kit to school at the beginning of term and it can remain in school until the end of the half term, when it will be sent home for washing. PE is on Thursdays. A P.E kit list can be found on the school website, should you need a reminder.
School Uniform: Could you please ensure your child’s school uniform and PE kit are clearly labelled with their name. It is impossible to return mislaid items of uniform if they are not clearly labelled.
Communication with Parents: Messages will mainly be sent out via MarvellousMe (please ensure you have the app downloaded), although we will send letters, emails and texts out as necessary. Also check the school’s website on a regular basis - you will find information on there about a wide range of things including: our class, diary dates, school policies and the children can access curriculum games and websites which will add to their learning in school.
Reading Books: In Ash class, reading books are issued and changed weekly. Parents/carers are encouraged to read with their child regularly. We would appreciate your support with this and recommend that you spend some time at least three times a week reading with your child. Even a snatched five minutes is better than nothing! Please record each read in your child’s personal organiser on the relevant day, noting the book title and page number you and your child have read to. Feel free to also write a comment. It is important to share the same book with your child over several days, so they can create their own narrative, adapt the story, make predictions, learn the keywords and for you to ask comprehension questions when finished. We are currently in the process of assessing the children’s reading and books will be issued next week.
Personal Organisers: At the front of your child’s organiser are some pages which we kindly ask that you sign. If you leave a message in your child’s personal organiser or book bag please ensure that either you or your child brings this to my attention as neither are checked on a daily basis.
Volunteers: We are always very keen to have offers of help within our classroom. In the past we have been very appreciative of the support from parents and grandparents with many activities. This has included baking, reading, crafts, gardening and planting, resource making (cutting, photocopying etc), and supporting play in the EYFS environment. Please come and have a chat if you have an hour or so to spare.
Maths and Phonics games:
What an amazing, Christmassy afternoon we had today in Cedar class making our table centrepieces. The children used lots of fine motor skills, creativity and teamwork to design and produce their decorations and I'm sure you'll agree the decorations look fantastic!
Happy Christmas everyone!
A HUGE thank you to Peter Makings, Jenson's mum, Archie's mum, Sienna's mum and Carly Matthews for coming in to support the children with their crafting.
Happy Christmas everyone!