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Venus class

Our Year R class

Welcome to Venus class. The class teacher is Mrs Susie Winchester and the teaching assistant is Miss Court and Mrs Riggs on a Monday. Ms Helen Cresswell teaches Venus class on Mondays.

It’s so lovely to be back, and with the sun shining for us too. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and are ready for term 5.

This term will be wondering “How does your garden grow?.  We will learn about different types of plants; fruits, vegetables and flowers and how we can grow, take care of and nurture them. We will learn about the life cycle of a sunflower and explore the life cycle of some animals too such as frogs and the amazing metamorphosis of caterpillars to butterflies. We will explore the environmental changes around us and hopefully be able to visit the pond down the lane too for some pond dipping. Given that we have just learnt about Easter, spring and new life, we will hopefully be able to hatch our own eggs too. How egg-citing!

Our Maths work has led on to us looking at numbers to 20 and use all that we have previously learnt about the composition of numbers to 10 to be able to understand how larger numbers are made. In RE we will be at different world faith stories and finding out which are special and why and in PE will be looking at controlling a ball in different ways such as in tennis and cricket.

It’s so lovely to see the sun, and hopefully the weather will continue to get warmer. As it does so please do remember to send in sun-hats and water bottles for your child and apply sun-cream before school too. We do and will continue to spend more time playing and exploring outside.

Also, just a gentle reminder to please listen to your child read and practise their phonics sound and words as often as you can. Just a few pages or minutes each night is fine (it does not need to be the whole book, especially now the stories are getting longer) as it really does help them to become more fluent and confident readers. If I could remind you also to pop a note into their contact books when you have head your child read it helps us to keep track of when your child needs their book to be changed.

Thank you all for your continued support.
Mrs Winchester