Welcome back 6K!
It is so great to have all of you back in school and to see you all again without it being via Zoom! I just want to say a huge Thank You to all of you for your effort and attitude over the remote learning period, and that’s to you as well parents/ carers, I’m sure they couldn’t have done it without you!
This Half term...
For the remainder of Spring 2, our topic will focus on Evolution and Inheritance. In our English work we will be looking at ‘The Island’ by Jason Chin, which focuses on the Galapagos Islands and the work of Charles Darwin. This ties in nicely with our topic study of the Americas, and our Pathways to Read unit based around ‘Exploring the Amazon’ and Kathrine Rundell’s ‘The Explorer’. This also matches our science topic of Evolution and Inheritance.
We have also made the decision to ensure he children are well supported emotionally after a tricky few weeks, and so as a result we will be encouraging more outdoor learning. The class will be based outside two afternoons a week to focus on social development, STEM challenges and physical and mental health. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for these sessions and brings their outdoor shoes daily for their breaktime.
All children have been given a school water bottle. This needs to be brought to school each day having been washed and re filled with fresh water from home. Children will be reminded at the end of the day to bring home their lunch bag and water bottle to be washed ready for the next day. We have turned off our water filter system so children will not be able to fill up their water bottle in the usual way. All classes have access to drinking water throughout the day should the children require extra water.
Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. On these days we ask that your child comes to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.
Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and school jumper. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.
Outdoor Shoes and Coats
Please ensure your child brings a coat to school each day. We had a rainy start to the term but we are trying as much as possible to allow the children their outdoor breaks which may mean us putting coats on to go out in the rain as much as possible without getting too wet. Please ensure all coats are clearly named.
Please also ensure your child has a pair of outdoor shoes as our play area is on the school field. We will be using the field as much as possible.