We are Hedgehog Class! We are a mixed Reception and Year 1 class. Our teacher is Miss Harris and our teaching assistant is Mrs Claxton.
We hope you enjoy looking through our class page, as it is updated regularly with news, information and photographs.
PE is taught by Mr Warren on Tuesdays and by Miss Harris on Thursdays. Earrings cannot be worn for PE and must be removed (at home if children cannot remove their own) - staff are unable to remove/reinsert earrings.
Our Forest School lesson will be known as WILD WEDNESDAY - children should come into school in their normal school uniform, but bring their Forest School clothes to change in to (long sleeves, long trousers, old clothes that you don't mind getting wet or muddy!) Wellies should be in school each day as we may use the woods on other days.
Reading books - these will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Reading books and reading records should be in school each day. Reading at home will be counted up to maximum of 7 times per week, to count towards our Rainbow Readers award. A brief comment in the Monkey Book is all that is needed each time you read or share a book. Reading books should be in school each day.
Snacks - children are provided with a fruit/vegetable snack each day. There is an option to buy toast mid morning too, via Parent Pay, ata cost of £1 per week. Payment must be made by Friday for the following week. Contact the office for further details.
We have had a really busy start to our new school year. It's been great to spend this time getting to know your children!
A few updates for you:
Wild Wednesday will now be in the afternoons, NOT the mornings. Please send your child in normal school uniform, with their Forest School clothing to get changed in to at school.
I have sent a plastic wallet home for each child this week - this is to store reading books and Monkey Books in. Please ensure these are in school every day. Books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays, if they have been read at home. We count 'reads at home' up to a maximum of 7 reads per week, which count towards Rainbow Readers awards.
I have been asked about how to write in the Monkey Books - an example below:
14.9.17 The Bug Hunt Simon could talk about the pictures. He was able to name the colours he could see. He could tell me that Dad was grumpy as 'he had a cross face.' He attempted to sound out c-a-t.
One entry in the book per day is all that is needed - a brief summary is fine. It helps us to focus future reading books, and phonics lessons if we know what types of books your children are enjoying. Feel free to share books from home too!
Can you please ensure any letters or slips are returned to the office/letterbox, rather than being left in children's bags.
Long hair (long enough to be tied back) should be fully tied back each day.
All uniform and Forest Friday clothing should be clearly labelled - not all children are able to recognise their own items.
As ever, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact either myself or Mrs Claxton. Morning times are extremely busy in school, but we are usually available on the gate after school for any queries. Please contact the office for for urgent queries and they will arrange a mutual time for us to meet.