Things are beginning to settle down in Class 1 now as we all become familiar with the changes around school and to our timetable, and as we develop the muscles needed to use the hand sanitiser on entering and leaving class!
The weather has been kind to us so far so we have been able to use the garden and the field to do scavenger hunts, to walk a mile and for outdoor PE. Please remember if you haven't already sent in wellies to try and do so as the outdoor areas soon become wet in the Autumn months.
As part of our topic we have been using our looking skills and mirrors to draw self portraits and to draw pictures of the people who live in our house. With careful thought our artwork was really detailed and the work is now being displayed on the wall. We've been practising measuring using non standard units to measure objects in the classroom and to find out who in our group has the biggest hands.
We have also started to think about the Autumn season and have collected leaves and conkers and used our fingertips to paint autumn trees and falling leaves.
We've also been learning some new songs and practising our counting whilst keeping fit with exercises at the same time.
All in all it's been a busy start to the term!
Over the next few weeks I will post things on this page which I would like the children to practise as a result of the ongoing assessments we are doing. I would also be grateful if you have your child's reading record book at home, if you could send it back into school. If they have been reading lots at home and you want to let me know what they have been reading then you are welcome to add comments in the book.
Please remember, if you have any queries or concerns about your child then please email me. You can use the form below or email to ReesK129@hwbcymru.net
If we need to have a telephone conversation that can then be arranged.
I don't usually update this page daily but at the moment when we are not sending messages home on paper I've decided it might help if I put short messages on as and when they arise. Otherwise I have a tendency to forget!
The children all have their own pencil sharpener and scissors to use in class. It would be helpful if they could practise using both things at home so they are more independent in class. Then they don't have to wait for a teacher to be available to help them out.
Please could you send a pair of wellies into school with your child so that we can make the most of every opportunity to use our outdoor area.
The wellies will need to be in a plastic carrier bag, labelled and they will then stay in school.
It's been lovely to be back in school this week to welcome the new Class 1 children and to start to learn all about them and their families. They have all obviously had a great summer but are happy to be back together with their friends.
The last two days have given the children and the staff in Class 1 the chance to start to learn some new routines and work out how best to adapt to the restrictions we have in place in these strange times. I'm sure there will be lots of tweaking to be done over the next couple of weeks but the children have been fantastic in their willingness to work around any hiccups we encounter.
For your information I teach the class every day, and Mrs Stone covers my PPA session on Friday afternoons. I am supported in class by Mrs Wilkins and we also have Mrs Long and Mr Snell supporting individual pupils. I appreciate it's difficult at the moment to speak to me if you have any queries as we can't linger at the gate, however please use the email form below or phone school if you have anything you need to discuss with me.
There is only one message to impart tonight and that is to let you know that our PE slot is on Tuesday afternoon so could the children please come to school dressed for outdoor PE every Tuesday. I will send a note out to remind you on Monday as I didn't get chance to do so today.
Have a lovely weekend and we will see you again on Monday.