Bowerhill Primary School For Parents

Welcome to Early Years

Sycamore Class Teacher: Miss Goulding

Sycamore Teaching Assistants (TAs): Mrs Hobday and Mrs White

Sycamore PPA Cover: Mrs White (Thursday afternoons)

Beech Class Teachers: Mrs Amor (Mon-Weds), Mrs Summers (Thurs-Fri)

Beech Teaching Assistant (TA): Mrs Iles and Mrs Jones

Beech PPA Cover: Mrs Jones (Thursday afternoons)

Our Learning Challenge question after half term is ‘Why are the woods special?’

We shall be exploring these questions over the term:

• Who lives in the woods?
• What did Red Riding Hood see?
• What does a tree do for me?

To support our learning and enrich the Early Years curriculum, we are running weekly forest school sessions for the children. We have a trained forest school practitioner coming in to work with the children. We hope that this experience will extend the children's learning whilst giving them the freedom that outdoor learning provides.

An important part of learning to enjoy reading is sharing a book with a special grown up. Please ensure you read stories and rhymes with your child on a daily basis to foster a love of reading. Make sure you remember to record all reading (including you reading to them, phonics sheets and them reading) in their reading diary. Your child may come home with a Read Write Inc book that they will have read at school. They will be very keen to share with you at home. Please listen to them read their book and use the questions at the back of the book to further their understanding.

This term our focus in maths is on numbers 11 – 20. Please help your child to recognise all numbers to 20 and support them in counting objects, forming and orienting the numbers correctly. When they are ready they could also have a go at simple, practical addition and subtraction.

Please continue to make sure all clothing is clearly named including PE kits. This term we will be doing two indoor PE sessions a week so the children only need their colour T-shirt and a pair of shorts, please keep them in school all week.

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