Robin Class

Termly Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers

Spring Term 1 Information

This term we are very excited to exploring Polar Regions and winter season as a focus for our learning. We will be finding out about animals who live in the Arctic and Antarctic. In our role play area we will have a reading igloo, topic books and areas to play with small world figures of all the fantastic creatures. We will be writing short sentences about the animals we are most interested in and exploring lots of different media and materials to create artwork to add to our display area.

In addition to this; we will be finding out how humans and animals survive in cold and freezing weather and habitats. As part of science week we will be taking part in some ice investigations to explore how ice is formed and look closely at its structure.
If your children have any toys or books related to the topic that they would like to show the class, that would be fantastic.

Every day checklist:
 Book bag
 Reading book and record
 Phonics pencil case
 Appropriate coat for the colder weather

Reading – Books will be changed twice weekly (please ensure reading diaries are completed and sent in). Book bags need to be in school every day, as well as their phonics pencil case, so that we can update the sounds and high frequency words to match your child’s needs.

P.E Kits – The children have P.E on a Monday and Friday with our specialist sports coaches and during this time Mrs Birch and Mrs Turtle will undertake their planning, preparation and assessment work.

Toys from Home – Can we ask that your child does not bring in any toys from home unless they are related to our current topic as these are becoming a distraction to them and other children. Thank you for your support.

Please do not hesitate to come and speak to us if you need any more information or have any questions.

Mrs Becky Birch and Mrs Sam Turtle

Curriculum

WINTER OVERVIEW Spring 2019