Information for Parents – Autumn Term 2021
Topics for this half term: Superheroes
I hope you all had a lovely summer and I am sure you are now ready to start the new school year.
We’ll start the term with the topic Superheroes. Kerpow! Intergalactic greetings, young heroes. It’s time to rescue the planet from evil villains!
Who’s your favourite superhero? Maybe your heroes are ordinary people who’ve achieved great things. Or is it those people who save lives in our emergency services that you admire most?
Superheroes have super senses. Use yours to identify mystery items by their smell, taste, sound and touch. What do true superheroes eat to keep their senses and special powers sharp?
Our role play areas will include - a home corner and a superhero training station.
We will be learning rhymes, songs and reading a variety of stories linked to our topics.
Where possible we will fit our literacy, number, science, dance, IT, music and art into the topic too.
We will also be celebrating Harvest, Firework night and Christmas; this will also include cross curricular Literacy and Numeracy activities.
The children are entitled to use both the indoor and outdoor classroom during child-initiated time therefore we advise that they are sent to school with a warm hooded coat, hats, scarves and gloves (all clearly named) We also recommend that they have a pair of wellington boots to keep at school, clearly named.
Before reading develops they need to be able to pronounce the letter sounds correctly so that they can blend sounds together to make words. The children will start with picture books which need to be discussed and encourage their own story ideas. Once they can blend sounds together they will start to bring home books with words. Please continue to revise the Read, Write Inc Speed Sounds 1. At the start of this term the children will take home an enjoyment book from the book corner. This is changed on Friday.
Any other ways parents can help:
This year Wild Walks/ Theme Days will be on Wednesdays. We will be doing activities in the school grounds and hopefully going for walks in the local area by the end of the term, and would be very grateful for your help on these walks. You will be given a list of dates and a form to return to us informing us when you are able to help.
Any other general reminders:
Please send in fruit or vegetable for your child’s snack.
Please can you ensure that your child always has a named change of clothes in school.
Children will need a named pair of wellies in school.
Please make sure everything has your child’s name clearly marked on it.
We will be going out in all weathers, please remember your child’s coat.
On Wednesdays please can children wear old clothes, no uniforms.
If you need any more information, please come and speak to us or contact me on JoyceG@Hwbcymru.net
Thank you for your help and support.