This term promises to be action packed! We begin by celebrating the Chinese New Year (and learn how to write numbers 1-5 in Chinese!) We are then going to immerse ourselves in all things dinosaur and become palaeontologists! How very EXCITING! We have thought of lots of questions to direct our learning. World Osprey Week 12-19 March will soon be upon us and we will be tracking the progress of Rutland’s own Ospreys on their journey back from West Africa. On 27th March each child and adult in the school will be making a poppy for the Oakham Castle project to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of WW1.
We also have World Book Day and an afternoon Forest School session to look forward to. Tish Barnwell, the Road Safety Officer from Rutland Council will also be paying us a visit with some very important safety messages and PCSO Lauren Orgill will visit to talk about Stranger Danger. Nearer the end of term; we will explore the Easter story.
Prime areas of learning are still very important as we introduce being ‘resourceful’ as the learning behaviour this term. We continue our Read Write Inc journey at our own individual pace and are beginning to read a few familiar naughty ‘red’ words. As we continue to be introduced to the Set 2 Sounds this term it will give us further choices when writing (see information in Learning Logs). Mathematics is present in everything we do (we always use real experiences as opportunities to further our understanding). PE continues Monday morning focusing on ball skills and football. Thankfully the weather is changing for the better but it is still not warm enough to be outside for long periods without a suitable coat.
Foundation Class Parents Consultation meetings will be towards the end of term when we will discuss individual targets to help the children reach the Early Learning Goals at the end of their Foundation year and think about transition into Year 1 – more information to follow.