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Dear Parents/ Carers

 

Spring Term 2018 in Little Acorns

 

Welcome Back!

 

I hope that you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and wish you all a very Happy New Year. Thank you for all the Christmas presents we received, it was very kind of you to buy such lovely gifts for us.

 

Staffing

  1. term, we welcome Mrs. Pearce back from her Maternity leave. Mrs. Sally Bridgeman will continue as Big Acorns’ Teaching Assistant on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs. Pearce will be the Teaching Assistant in Big Acorns‘ class on Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Sally Bridgeman will support Little Acorns on Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Melissa Jewell is now on maternity leave, following the birth of her son Myles on 29th December. We look forward to lots of visits from them both!

 

Curriculum

We have attached the planning sheet, for this first half of term, to give you an insight into what your child will be learning. We will begin with a focus on winter and then develop into Literacy work around the traditional tale ‘ The Gingerbread Man’.

 

Reading

Please keep reading with your child, as much as possible at home. Reading is so important for helping your child to progress in their Literacy. Previous Foundation Stage results have shown that the children who read most frequently at home often achieve the highest levels in literacy.

 

Toys

Please do not let your child bring their toys from home into school. We had a number of occasions last term when toys were lost or broken and caused upset. We will let you know if there are occasions when the children can bring in something special from home to share and tell.

 

Snacks and Drinks

If you choose to provide your own snack, please ensure that it is named and note that we are a healthy setting and encourage children to bring a healthy snack (e.g. fresh fruit, dried fruit or cheese). We discourage crisps, biscuits or chocolate to promote our healthy eating ethos and we have a no nuts policy. We also offer free fruit.

 

 

Colder Weather

As the weather is turning colder, please ensure your child has a waterproof, warm coat in school, gloves and a warm hat. These can be kept in your child’s tray.

Please ensure all of your child’s clothing is named, especially hats and gloves etc.

 

Please do not hesitate to come and see us at any point this term, if you need to ask anything or have any concerns.

 

Wednesday afternoons

Little Acorns will be exploring the schools woodland so we are asking that children who attend on a Wednesday afternoon have wellies, spare old clothes, all in one waterproofs (if you have them) for this session. Children will get muddy and possibly wet.

 

PE

As part of our LEAP sessions we will be running rugby tots activities on a Monday am session. Please look at the school website to see an up to date video and photos of these sessions.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Donna Hussell and Becky White.

 

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