Hello and welcome to Creswell Class!
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! - Police and Fire Service, Doctors/Dentists.
Summer term 1 – Green Fingers – Growing our own fruit and vegetables, Where does our food come from? Creating new recipes!
Summer term 2 – Animal Adventures - farm animals, zoo animals, pond life, minibeasts!
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 Bellamy and Mrs Batters. Our other helpers are Mrs Coates who comes in to listen to us read and Betty who comes in to bake with us every Wednesday. 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 is after school, as you can appreciate that during the morning we need to register and begin lessons. Mrs Bellamy, Mrs Batters and Mrs Green will be on the door each morning to welcome you in and to help them hang their coats/bags on your 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 Thursday (am) and Friday (pm). This term you will need some shorts, a T-shirt and some plimsolls/trainers. Long hair must be tied up and no jewellery please. Also make sure your name is in everything!
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. It will also include a list of phonic sounds and keywords to practise 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 tree tokens. You can also write a comment/message in these books, if you want to ask me anything.
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 different tree team to take part in ‘Show and Tell’. Show and Tell days will be on Monday and Friday, during snack times.
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. Please ask your grown-up to stand near our gate so that it is easy to see them. If anyone different will be collecting you, please tell your grown-up to let us know that morning.
We are all looking forward to a great year in Creswell Class!