Weekly update 16th September 2021
Gemma Pawson
16 Sep 2021
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Weekly update 16th September 2021

Gemma Pawson - 16 Sep 2021

A big welcome From myself  and Mrs Buggy (our Acorn Class teaching assistant).
What a fabulous start to the new school year we have had!
I am sure that you will all join me in feeling very proud of everyone for how they have started our learning journey together. We have had so many ‘shine like a star’ moments already, from showing kindness and patience to some super writing. I know that we have all been 'living life in all its fullness' the cries of 'look at his' or 'look at what I have made' never stop and we are all exhausted by the end of the day.

We have all chosen a ‘bedtime’ reading book to bring home this evening. This is always something we enjoy favourite, year one were so excited to see some of their favourite stories and reception were just so excited! These are not for the children to read independently, they are for you to read to your child and to talk and share the story together. Please keep the book at home to read and return the book next Thursday ready to change. We read a lot every day in our class, reading and enjoying books is a huge part of everything that we do. We already have some share favourite stories and we have lots of lovely new books both fiction and non-fiction to share together. year one all have a phonically decodable reading book to bring home matched to our current phonic teaching and soon reception will be bringing home their first independent reading book as well! 

Learning to read is an exciting journey which we all love. We have started to read our new book ‘Where Happiness Begins’ in our whole class reading and in English we have been making posters and flyers for a meteor shower after reading ‘Look Up’ our work around these texts will continue next week. I am excited to find out more about Rocket's adventures!

In our maths work year one have been investigating place value in maths and exploring sorting and counting numbers. Our new reception class friends helped us to sort our class in many different ways from our hair colour to the type of shoes and socks we were wearing, it was great fun! What fabulous maths mathematicians we have in Acorn Class!

Getting to know each other and form relationships in our class has been a special focus. We have loved listening to the children share their stories, dreams, ideas, favourite colours, tales from home with myself and each other! Yesterday we were even talking about the many jobs we might like to have in the future.
We have been doing lots of personal and social work in our class, we have introduced our 'Zones of Regulation' and have been doing lots of work on our 3B’s and Christian Values. We will continue to work on this during the coming weeks. Life in school is really exciting with lots of different things happening each day learning to talk about how we feel, being safe, being ready and respectful all help us to thrive.
We are really busy learners in Acorn Class. If you ever have any questions about our learning, or just in general question just ask or send an email. 

In a mornings we are going to start all coming into school together as a whole class from the gate, then we can put our book bags in the basket, coats on pegs, water bottles away and get our hands washed quickly so that we are ready to start our exciting day.
We have lots of busy morning jobs to do first thing, and the register is taken at 8.55am, so getting off to a quick start really helps. If  we have already gone into class when you arrive, don't worry, please just wait by the gate and we will pop back out to meet you. Thank you for your help with this, I know that the start of the day for families with young children is always busy and there is lots to remember! 

A couple of reminders...

We all need a pair of welly bobs and trainers in school every day and our PE kits (PE top, shorts, joggers, socks and PE sweatshit) on a Monday. We will do PE during the week then come home in our PE kit for it to have  a wash and come back into school the following Monday. We will be doing PE outside. Our clockroom is small, so we try to keep bags to a minimum, this really helps children to be able to be independent. If you have any questions, please just ask.

Finally, I just want to say again how very proud I am of all the children. They have all had lots of big changes over the last two weeks, well done Acorn Class.
Here are just a few of the pictures from the last few days, we have had so many fantastic moments it is hard to choose!

 

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As you can see we have been busy! I am so excited about the year ahead we have so many plans already and I know that our learning journey is going to be busy and exciting! Starting with our first school trip for everyone...
Have a great weekend Acorn Class!

 
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