Welcome to Venus class. The class teacher is Mrs Susie Winchester and the teaching assistant is Miss Court. Mrs Riggs also joins us on a Monday. Ms Helen Cresswell teaches Venus class on Mondays.
Happy New Year and welcome back to Term 3. I hope you all enjoyed the break and the children had a chance to recharge their batteries ready for an exciting new term.
This term our topic is A Ticket to Ride where our learning will be focused around the theme of vehicles and transport. We will begin with the book You Choose and focus on the transport pages which will lead us on to exploring lots of other weird and wonderful vehicles. We will look at and share our ideas and thoughts about the real and make believe modes of transport on the pages and will create some of our own. We will also look at how some vehicles have changed by comparing them to those in the past and will also learn about some famous people to do with transport such as Amelia Earhart and The Wright Brothers.
This term we will be very imaginative in designing and then using recycling materials and large and small scale construction sets to make our own vehicles which will also have a go at labeling and using our phonics knowledge to write about.
Please see the topic overview below for more information but as always we endeavour to follow the interests of the children, as is the nature with the EYFS curriculum. Every Friday your child will also bring home a more detailed outline of things we have covered, or interests we have followed across the week with ideas to support their learning at home too. Please upload anything exciting your child has done to Tapestry too for them to share with their friends at Show and Tell time.
Our daily phonics sessions will continue and your child will read 1/1 throughout the week with an adult too. This term we will be focusing on the digraphs qu ch sh th ng ai ee igh oa oo or ar ur. Please do spend 5/10 minutes each day practising the sounds and/or words your child has brought home and/or looking at your child’s reading book at home with them. Please do pop a note into your child’s contact books when you have heard them read as it helps us to keep track of when your child needs their book to be changed.
Please do ensure your child still brings a coat to school each day as we would love to be able to explore the frosty and winter weather. Please also include a hat, gloves and scarf in their bag and do remember to send in a pair of welly boots that your child can keep at school if you haven’t already done so.
If you have any questions I will be available at the school door each day (Tuesday-Friday)
Thank you all for your support over the last term. Here’s to an exciting Term 3.