Welcome to Venus class. The class teacher is Mrs Susie Winchester and the teaching assistant is Miss Court. Ms Helen Cresswell teaches Venus class on Mondays.
I hope that you all had a lovely half term and a well-earned rest and the children are ready and raring to go for Term 2.
With so much to look forward to and so many exiting things happening this term, our new topic entitled: Hip, Hip, Hooray, will focus on the many celebrations and festivals that happen at this time of year.
We will look at the significance of light this term and the role this plays in many festivals and celebrations such as Diwali and Christmas. We will begin to understand the reason why some traditions such as Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day are important and what they signify. Alongside this we will look at seasonal change as the colourful Autumn changes into the crisp Winter; why it gets darker earlier, and what is awake whilst we are sleeping.
The children are working hard on their phonics and reading and we will continue to build upon our bank of sounds and words and develop our reading skills in our daily phonics sessions. Please do try to hear your child read or practice their phonics sounds every day, it really does make a difference.
Please see the attached overview for more information on some of the things we will be covering. Where possible we always try to follow the interests of the children so things may change a little to allow us to do so.
A fantastic term is ahead of us, and such an exciting one with it being the lead up to Christmas. Venus will be performing a Nativity with Mars class and details of this will follow soon.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to me after school.