It's been lovely to see so many parents in school this week. We had a great turnout at the Year 1 and 2 Family Learning Time on Wednesday morning. We hope our demonstration of Little Wandle means you now understand more about the new scheme and also how you can support reading at home, at the moment with ebooks, but shortly with the beautiful new hard copy books that are due to arrive any day now. Don't forget to access your child's eBook on the Collins app and enjoy hearing your child read. Each time they start a new book, it will be added to their library. I've been lucky enough to hear groups of children read this week and will continue to do this weekly until I've heard every child.
We also had a full house at our Open Evening this week and it was a pleasure to meet future parents, whose children will start at our school in September 2024. The final Open Evening is on Thursday 30th November, so do let friends and family know that they can book a place via our website.
This weekend is of course a very poignant one, as we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. Reverend Tony has written a separate message to invite you to attend a service of remembrance at the War Memorial on Sunday morning. On Monday, EYFS and Year 1 will hold a 2 minute silence in school at 11am, while Year 2 will visit the War Memorial to hold a short service of remembrance, weather permitting. Parents are welcome to meet us there if you wish. A reminder that poppies are still on sale in the office.
We celebrated History Detectives in assembly today, these children will come home with our special certificates. We've been really impressed with the other achievements you've sent into school, particularly the swimming awards, please keep them coming!
We're pleased to report that Mr Williams is doing very well following his operation. He is under strict instructions to rest up and not think about school! Thank you to Mrs Whitmell and the whole Foxes team for their hard work in his absence.
Enjoy your weekend.
Highlights of the week
Year 2 have been asking thoughtful questions to discover why we celebrate Remembrance Day. We created some fantastic poppy scenes and discussed some of the events of the First World War. We have also been working very hard at using ambitious verbs to write about the Ice Bear.
Our pumpkin adventures continue! We've looked more closely at our story 'Pumpkin Soup' and talked about how the characters feel. The children are now experts on pumpkins - ask them to tell you the names of the different parts!
We've loved learning about Autumn leaves this week and produced some wonderful leaf-rubbing artwork!
This week we talked about the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees, checked animal habitats ready for hibernation, used autumn leaves for colour matching and made lots of poppy-based crafts. We also set up a Pumpkin Cafe!