Tuesday 15th December 2020
Dear Falcons Parents,
Just a short note to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas, and whatever your plans I hope you all stay safe and healthy.
It has been an absolute joy and pleasure to get to know your children these past three months and they truly have excelled themselves in every way. The foundations are now in place for Terms 3 and 4 where I know your children will continue to accelerate.
Thank you for all your dedication and hard work with the reading and phonics homework. There have been some exceptional pieces from the pick and mix selection of homeworks allowing your children to be creative and present their homework in a way that has been unique for them. As I have already said, this has given your child a brilliant opportunity for speaking and listening in the classroom when they share and present to each other, and the encouragement and inspiring of each other’s work has been commendable.
Just a few little reminders for the rest of the week.
- No PE on Wednesday or Thursday.
- On Thursday your children may come to school dressed in their Christmas clothes, just as they did on Christmas jumper/dinner day.
- Don’t forget the early finish on Friday, 1:50pm pick up.
- Reading books will be changed on Thursday, so please ensure all reading folders are in school. There will be no phonics homework over the Christmas holiday.
- TD Day Monday 4th January, see you all back and ready to learn on Tuesday 5th January.
- Next term PE days will be as follows:
Term 3(Tuesday and Thursday)Term 4(Monday and Thursday)
Exciting news for next Term! We have provisionally booked a school trip to Bristol Aquarium on Thursday 14th January (letter to follow later this week.) If you are able to help on the trip, please let me know. This will be the launch for our exciting new theme “Out of the Blue.”
If you have a pet/animal at home, as part of our new Science theme next term “Who lives in our world, and how are they different?” Please could your child bring a photograph of their pet into school. Thank you.
We will also be creating a mosaic style piece of art work using recycled materials, fabrics and plastics, so if over Christmas you come across anything shiny and usable that you think would work well for us next term in our art, please save it for us. (Nothing too small.)
From ALL of The Falcons Team thank you for your amazing support and understanding this year. Thank you from us all for the incredibly kind and generous gifts and cards, gestures and tokens of appreciation. We have been overwhelmed by your kindness and thoughtfulness.
Merry Christmas to you all.
Mrs Willoughby and all the Team in Falcons
Monday 7th December 2020
As we are nearing the latter end of Term 2 please can I say a really big thank you to all of you for your continued support. Communication is so much trickier with face masks and quick socially distanced drop off's and pick ups, but your children really have been a credit to you. They have thrived in their independence and pass on messages and know their routines. Contributions with pick and mix homework have been amazing and they have been so inspired by each other's and listened so carefully when each person shows and talks about their homework contributions. Thank you too for being so rigorous and thorough with their weekly phonics homework, most of your children have now completed a whole blue book, amazing efforts and all the consolidation is really showing in their written class work. This week will be the last phonics, I will collect all phonics homework on Monday the 14th December and they will get new homework in Januaray.
This week as part of our PSHE learning we will be watching a short NSPCC video and discussing with the children the "Speak out Stay Safe," we will also be talking about trusted adults and some work around emotions and feelings.
Just a reminder:
Friday 11th December Christmas Dinner Day and Christmas jumper and wear a Christmas hat to school
Thursday 17th December your children can come to school dressed in something Christmassy ready for our singing performance in the hall.
Friday 20th November 2020
The children have enjoyed planting up the planters made and donated by Walter's mum with the spring bulbs and suculents you have donated. Thank you all. We shall look forward to watching these grow in the spring. We will be growing some vegetables too so if you have anything useful please keep us in mind.
The children have really enjoyed the continous provision set up in the classroom each morning. In term 1 we were able to set up more outside, but as the weather has changed we have everything set up inside. This is really encouraging the children with their independence and organisational skills. We are still going outside when we can and will continue to take provision from the classroom outseide to enhance learning.
It's been lovely to see some of the pick and mix homework filtering through, the children are always really proud of their work and enjoy showing their homework as part of show and tell which is great for their speaking and listening.
In Music this week we have been starting to learn some Christmas songs, we have explained that unfortunately as we are unable to do a Nativity, we will be singing some surprise secret songs to each other in our bubble. The children will be able to come into school on Thursday 17th December in their special Christmas clothes as a celebration of doing something as a bubble for Christmas.
We are always counting! We count a number of times a day, forwards and backwards from different starting point s and we are counting in ones's two's and five's.
Thank you for all your support with reading and phonics, the children are really "taking off" with their reading and writing.
Have a good weekend.