Welcome to the Crickets!
Hello and welcome!
*Meet the Crickets grown-ups*
The grown-ups in the Cricket class are Mrs Smith, Mrs Gill, Mrs Parkinson and Mrs Uzzell. Mrs Soulsby will also be working with us some afternoons. We love teaching the Crickets and we are so proud of their achievements!
If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!
*Our Christian Value for the term*
Our Christian Value this term is ‘Respect.’
Our value for this term is Respect. Being respectful is one of the key ingredients to being the best person you can be. “Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.”
Respect is also one of our school rules (Ready, Respectful and Safe) and is a value we hold dear in school. The children learn to recognise respect in others, while also showing respect themselves.
“Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.” Roy T. Bennett.
They also learn the importance of showing respect to our belongings and to our environment. The children are developing their understanding of how we can respect our beautiful world and what we can further do as a school, as a Plastic Free School.
When it comes to climate change, “be the change you wish to be in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi.
*Our Learning for this term*
A Starry Night
This term our RE focuses on an Introduction to Islam. During this unit of learning we will explore two enquiry questions: What makes a person good? How do people gain respect?
We also have many carefully selected high quality texts for story time that link to A Starry Night, we cannot wait to start reading them. These include Peace at last, Grandad’s Island, Owl Babies, Can’t you sleep little bear, What the Ladybird heard, Funny Bones and Laura’s Star.
We will also be doing PE, sessions with the sports coach and continuing our Forest School journey.
As always, we place huge emphasis on the importance of regular reading practice both in and out of school. Every child will be allocated a Reading Practice group and will read three times with their group each week. Books will be changed each Monday.
Please ensure that your child brings their reading practice book and reading record to school each day so that we can assess and record their progress appropriately. Hearing your child read at least 3x a week is very valuable in developing their reading skills and their love of reading! We cannot emphasise this enough!!
As we start the school year we will begin the next step in our phonics journey. Our daily lessons will take the same format and build on the phonics teaching from Reception. This progresses quickly and so practicing new sounds and spellings is vital. More information about our expectations for reading and spelling and how you can support your child at home will be sent home in a separate letter.
Children will be doing PE on different days throughout the term, so it is important that your child has their PE kit in school every week so that they can fully engage in activities. We will be doing some PE lessons outdoors, so please ensure your child has a pair of plimsols or trainers with their PE kit in school.
These can be handed in at any point up until half term and be done in any format – photos, videos, writing, drawings, or any other type of artwork. Please choose from the following: