Our children have had a fabulous first year in school - SUCH a happy time and they have so much to look forward to in Year 1!
We are almost ready for Year 1 – almost – but we have lots of things to do first!
Our assessment this term will be of our children’s learning characteristics and their attainment across all Areas of Learning. We will report their successes to families on their end of year reports next month. The children have made amazing progress this year - they are responsible, resourceful and resilient learners, applying all their skills and knowledge showing they are most definitely ‘ready’ to learn! This term we are helping the children begin their transition into Y1. We will start to line up in the playground in the morning with the rest of school, we really appreciate your support with this big step! The children will begin weekly transition visits to their new Y1 class every Friday afternoon and we are also working towards holding a ‘10p’ sale (with the current Year 1 children), in our outdoor area on the afternoon of Thursday 12th July to raise funds for LOROS (put the date in your diary you will be invited along).
Lots more exciting things happening this term! We will be observing the wildlife in our outdoor area (bug hunting, bird watching and charming a few worms) together with monitoring the growth of our own chicks and tadpoles (where are those legs???) and caterpillars. We will also continue to monitor the growth of Maya and 33’s chicks. We are growing herbs and can’t wait to taste the delicious potatoes when we harvest. The children have requested that the ‘rockit’ stays in place for a few more weeks and I have a feeling there may be a few aliens visiting. We are looking forward to our visit to Belton House with EYFS friends from other academy schools and we may have a few other treats in store. Sports Day is on Thursday 14th June (EYFS and KS1 approx 9.30 – 11am) families are invited.
STOP PRESS !!
• Can children please have PE kit and trainers/plimsolls in school at ALL times.
• If the weather gets hot (hopefully) please apply sun cream to children in the morning (the type that only needs to be applied once is VERY handy!) They can apply their own through the day if need be. The children have access to our outdoor area at all times and this is VERY important. We have a special tub where sun hats can be stored for easy access.
• Extra bottles of water can be placed on the snack tray but children are able to use the water fountain in our class whenever they wish.