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Creswell Class

Hello and welcome to Creswell Class!
Foundation Stage 2

A big welcome to everyone in Creswell class, I hope you are all ready for a fun and exciting year. Since we last met, I have been thinking about all the lovely ideas you suggested for this year. Here are the names of the topics for this year:

Autumn term 1 – My world - Houses and homes, Where do I live? Who lives in my house? My family and friends.

Autumn term 2 – Let’s celebrate! – Bonfire night, Christmas, Nativity, Celebrations/festivals around the world.

Spring term 1 – Once upon a time – Fairy tales, Our favourite stories.

Spring term 2 – Help! Emergency! – Emergency services, police, fire service, doctors and hospitals.

Summer 1 – Food Glorious Food – Growing our own fruit and vegetables, Where does our food come from? Creating new recipes!

Summer 2 – Animal adventures – Minibeasts, Farm and Zoo animals, Dinosaurs.

Below I have tried to answer some questions that will hopefully give you more of an insight into our school day. If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see me.

Who will be my teachers in Creswell class?
Your teachers will be Mr Bell, Mrs Wood, Mrs Bellamy and Mrs Batters. If your grown – up’s have any questions please tell them to come and ask us any questions/concerns. The best time to speak to Mr Bell and Mrs Wood is after school, as you can appreciate that during the morning we need to register and begin lessons. Mrs Bellamy and Mrs Batters will be on the door each morning to welcome the children in and to help them hang their coats/bags on their pegs. Alternatively your adults can always call the school to arrange a time to come in and see us.

What day do I need a P.E Kit and what shall I wear?
It is a good idea to bring your kit with you on a Monday morning and collect it for washing on a Friday. Our P.E days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. This term you will need both indoor and outdoor P.E kits in your bags.

When do I need to hand my homework in?
You will be given a book called a ‘Learning Journal’. In this book will be any messages from myself and a short homework task/spellings etc. This will be given out on Friday and collected in on Wednesday. The task will be a fun task either about something we have been learning about in class or researching something for the following week. Let me know if you have trouble accessing a computer at home for these tasks. You will be rewarded for how hard you try with team points. You can also write a comment/message in these books, if you want to ask me anything.

When will I be reading?
You will be doing a reading task each week in class but will also be bringing home a range of books to enjoy (choosing book from our library) and another book from our reading scheme. You will also be given a reading diary where your parents/carers can write comments about your reading. If you get three messages in your diary over the week, you will then be able to move your car around our race to read track. You will need your book bag, book and diary each day, which can be placed in a box in the entrance. I will also be sending a password and username for our blogging site and our online reading scheme the ‘bug club’ (more details to follow).

Can I bring my own toys in from home?
I would always advise that your toys stay at home, unless you have been asked to bring something in for show and tell or for an activity in class. Each week I will choose a new tree team to take part in ‘Show and Tell’. Show and Tell days will be on Wednesday and Friday.

Will I be having a snack?
We will be having a piece of fruit/veg and a drink each morning. Water will always be on offer at anytime during the day. So don’t forget to bring your water bottle each day.

What happens at home time?
We will open the gates at 3.15pm and send you to your grown-up as we see them. If anyone different will be collecting your child, please let us know that morning.

Children’s University passports
Your child has been given their children’s university passport in school today and they will be bringing this home with them tonight. Each time your child spends an hour at one of our validated After School Clubs they will receive a stamp on their passport. Your child can also use the passport to gain stamps from other locations that are validated by Children’s University. For any further information or queries you may have about Children’s University and where passports can be used please follow the link to the Children’s University  or speak to Mrs Bellamy.

I am really looking forward to working with you all this year!

Mr Bell