Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

0121 445 1622

Friday Fanfare19

Dear Red Class,

Listening to the sound of the birds from our magic spot, what a great way to start Forest School. Although it turned out to be a very busy morning with whittling, den building, finding clues to the whereabouts of the resident deer, making bird feeders and much more. Perseverance, problem solving, resilience, teamwork, communication and risk taking were all on show. I can also confirm that the 'smelly' clues were left by the deer!

Maths sessions involved lots of sharing this week. Sharing objects, coins, people and pictures equally before finding out about remainders. So, at home, try sharing pieces of fruit with members of your family or share sweets between your teddy bears.

During Literacy sessions, we created a cartoon strip to support our retelling of ‘The Door in the Mountain’ and recorded some of the most important story language. We also found out about adjectives and wrote some super adjectives to describe the appearance of Bertie Bankhouse. We’ve been preparing for our grand show by using our writing skills to make tickets and posters. Phonics sessions have helped us to read and spell CCVC words including clap, frog and flag.

The Nursery children will attend our grand show on Friday, 23rd March where we will be performing a retell, a song and a dance. The grand show will replace Forest School on this day. It doesn’t matter if the children still wear their joggers to school as this is a part of the Friday routine and I know what it’s like when the washing routine is disturbed! The grand show will prepare us for the Easter Coffee Morning and our class assembly (in the summer term) where we will perform in front of lots of people!

We’ll be saying ‘goodbye’ and ‘good luck’ to Miss Holmes on Friday, 16th March as she completes her teaching placement. Miss Holmes will be popping along to some parent consultations, with your permission, to gain further experience of the wider role of the teacher. Parent consultation slips, with the appointment day and time, should be ‘floating’ around the book bags with another very special item for Sunday. We hope you have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Webb, Miss Holmes, Miss Turner and Mrs Roberts