Welcome to Owlets!
Happy New Year and welcome back to the beginning the spring term a new at
Dry Sandford Primary School.
We love teaching your children so please bring them everyday as they can miss so much and attendance is monitored including late arrivals. It was lovely to see how many children received attendance certificates last term. As usual please let the office know if you child can not attend and try to make appointments out of school hours where possible.
This term’s topic focuses on, All About Me. We will be thinking about feelings and our friends and family leading into learning about people who help us after Easter.
It would be great if the children can bring in named a baby photo of themselves for a display!
We will be focusing on stories such as: The Three Little Pigs, with links to the types of houses we live in and looking at materials in Understanding the World. We will also be doing lots of storytelling around this text including looking at the tale from the wolf’s point of view. Other texts we be using are: Titch, Guess How Much I Love You, The Paper Dolls and stories by author Anthony Brown. The role play areas will be linked to the Three Little Pigs and a baby clinic. Within our topic there will be lots of focused activities to develop other areas such as, maths, science, and literacy to name a few and the children will have still have access to activities and tasks in the Owlet classroom at certain points throughout the day.
As you know we have outdoor learning in all weathers so please provide waterproofs etc. particularly on Tuesdays for Forest School days! The developments for our Forest School site will be taking place in March so keep an eye out on the new website for any updates.
Owlets will not be staring PE until after Easter but as a reminder all children need a set of indoor and outdoor shoes please.
Helping your child at home
Children can still take a picture book home to share together which they can change every day from the box. This term we will also be sending home a reading book 3 times a week. It is ideal if you can read with your child every day and practise letter sounds and tricky words at home. Looking around for numbers and signs is also a good thing to do as well as counting toys and objects.
Thank you to those who already donated money towards cooking and arts and crafts. We ask if you can give £2 in autumn, spring, and summer, which some people have given for the whole year. We are also always grateful to receive materials for pictures and model making, den making in the garden etc., for example,
Large material, cardboard boxes, carpet tiles, cartons, wool, old Birthday cards, plant pots etc.
We will be sending out letters to keep you informed of what is happening as it comes up so look out for these, and feel free to talk to staff if you have any questions or concerns. We are also updating our fantastic new look website.
Thank you for your help and support in your children’s learning!
Mrs Taylor, Mrs Ross and the team!