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Whissendine CE Primary School

Term 2 Information


Welcome to Term 2!


We are pleased that the children have settled so well into school life and are very excited to begin our second term at school!  The EYFS Prime Areas; Personal, Social and Emotional development, Physical development and Communication and Language remain the key context for our learning. We continue to assess the children’s sound knowledge and will soon be completing our first teaching cycle of Set 1 Sounds!  Visualization of numbers forms the basis of our maths focus. 


We would like to invite you to an informal meeting to share the next steps in our phonic programme on either Tuesday 27th November at 2.45pm or Wednesday 28th November at 5.30pm.   A notice will be put up within our morning ‘settling in’ time for you to sign up for the time most convenient to you nearer the date.


Our topic for the term is ‘Special Times’ and we have many of them ahead. We will explore Guy Fawkes and the tradition of bonfire night and we are walking to our village church for a morning of activities to help understand the meaning of Remembrance Day. As another special time draws near, we will be expressing ourselves through music, dance and drama and are beginning to learn the songs for our Nativity performance (these will uploaded to our class page on the school website as we learn them if you wish to sing along at home). 


PE this term will be on Thursday in the school hall in bare feet with Mr Eshelby, please make sure your PE kit is in your locker! We consider physical development crucial in optimising the children’s future learning potential so we access our outdoor learning environment at all times – the door is always open! Therefore please have a pair of wellies in school together with appropriate waterproof coat (hats and gloves as the weather gets colder are also a bonus!) NO SCARVES PLEASE.


On Wednesday 12th December we are going to Rutland Museum for a morning of activities to explore ‘Christmas Past’. On that afternoon, each child will invite a ‘special person’ i.e. mum, dad, granny, uncle or grownup friend to join them for some one-to-one festive activities at school from 2.30 – 3.30pm – invitation to follow.  


Respect is our learning behaviour focus for Term 2, we are learning to respect each other and understand that we deserve to be respected too!


With all this and Christmas parties to look forward too we have a very exciting term ahead! 


Thank you for all your support!



Tuesday 27th November                              Phonics Presentation 2.45pm 

Wednesday 28th November                         Phonics Presentation 5.30pm

Weds 5th / Thurs 6th December                 Nativity Performances 5.30pm

Weds 12th December                                   Christmas ‘special person’ event 2.30 – 3.30pm


Further information regarding these events to follow.

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