Hedgehogs Class Autumn Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the new school year. We have been working hard to make sure that the classroom and outdoor area are ready and exciting for your children to enjoy. Mrs Ball has thought carefully about being COVID secure too and we would like to reassure you that we will try our very best to keep your children safe. At the heart of our classroom is a love of learning that we will endeavour to make sure remains despite new routines and ways of working during the pandemic.

This is our topic web that outlines what we will be doing in each area of learning this term.

Hedgehogs Autumn Term 2020 topic web Overview of activities

Our literacy work will focus on ‘Peace at Last’, ‘Lost & Found’, ‘Three Little Pigs’ and ‘There are no such things as monsters’, and we will also enjoy some festive activities nearer to Christmas! In Mathematics we are learning all about number, including counting forwards and backwards, representing numbers, using a number line, making 10 or 20 in different ways and addition and subtraction. We will explore 2D and 3D shapes and solve maths problems in everyday life.

The children will have PE with Jonny Hughes (PE Specialist) on a Wednesday afternoon so on a  Wednesday, children can come to school already in their PE kit wearing school shoes. Please make sure your child leaves their named pumps/trainers in school all term.

Forest School day is yet to be confirmed and we will let you know the arrangements for this as soon as possible. For the first few weeks Forest School will be on our school site with children in uniform.

Once we have settled into the new term your child will have homework every Monday set by Miss Horton and spellings each Thursday set by Mrs Johnson. Children will bring home their green homework and red spelling books soon. You do not need to bring these into school at all (as we are restricting carrying things between home and school as much as possible due to COVID). Homework and spelling activities will be found on the school website for you to copy/print and do in these books.

Children can bring a named water bottle to school each day. We will be sending home a reading book once a week in your child’s school book bag. Please use the reading diary provided to write down a little comment each time you hear your child read/read to your child at home.

We won’t be doing show and tell at the moment, again to limit the number of things carried between home and school – sorry! We know how much your children love show and tell and hope to bring it back soon.

We hope to be able to share your child’s work with you through Tapestry (Reception) and email (Year 1) each week, so please make sure we have your correct email or you know how to get on to tapestry.

If you have any questions please email us at school (admin@ruyton.shropshire.sch.uk) and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Thank you

Miss Horton (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning)

Mrs Johnson (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)