Westmere Primary School

China

We are the awesome Foundation Stage class.  Our teacher is Mrs Ransom and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Watts.

Welcome back after half term. We hope you all had a lovely break.

Let’s Celebrate

This half term our topic is called ‘Let’s Celebrate!’ Through our topic we will be learning all about celebrations. We will focus on Bonfire Night, Remembrance, Diwali, Hannukah and of course Christmas, including Advent and the Nativity story. We are looking forward to exploring the different ways in which different cultures celebrate these festivals and why these festivals are important.

Within our, topic, we will follow the children’s interests and develop learning through their investigation and play.  If you have any questions about the learning this half term, please contact us as we are more than happy to discuss any queries you may have.

We will learn both inside and in our outside area, which has lots of resources to help encourage new skills and knowledge. We may come home a little dirty from all the exciting outdoor and indoor learning we have been doing!  Please can you make sure that we always have a coat in school and a sun hat and sun lotion if it is hot, as we go outside in all kinds of weather.

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We will continue learning our phonics using Read Write Inc. The children will continue to learn the sounds during our daily phonics lessons. The children will continue to blend the sounds in words to read simple words and we will be learning how to form our letters correctly.

The children will also have opportunities to explore reading and writing during our independent learning time. We will share lots of stories together to develop our vocabulary and listening skills.

We will continue to send your child home with a picture book. Please take time to share this book with your child, talking about the pictures and what is happening. We will continue to send phonics homework and begin to send reading books for the children to practice their blending skills.

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Maths.

The children will continue our daily maths lessons and explore number. We will look in-depth at the numbers to 5 by playing games, matching the numbers and identifying numbers in a set. We will begin to write our numbers correctly.

We use Tapestry (an online learning journey) to show you what we have been doing in school during the day and what we are most proud of.   Tapestry is also a fantastic way for you to show your child’s teacher what they can do at home. If you have any problems accessing Tapestry please do not hesitate to ask for help.

Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure your child comes to school wearing their P.E. kits. Please ensure that long hair is tied up and that earrings are removed these days.

If you have any worries, concerns or any questions please do not hesitate to contact me china@griffinfederation.co.uk

We look forward to working with you and your children this half term and can’t wait to share the amazing things we have been doing in school!