Welcome to the Summer Term in Class 1

Dear parents/carers, 

Welcome to the Summer term! I hope you had a wonderful Easter break. 

We’re looking forward to some nicer weather so we can get outdoors more. We’ve got lots planned, including a visit from The Space Odyssey, celebrating King Charles’ Coronation and a trip to Bideford to learn about our community. 

We are hoping for some nicer, drier weather but as this is North Devon it can be very unpredictable so please make sure your child has at least a waterproof coat with them each day for DPA and lunchtime activities outdoors.  In addition, the children will be required to wear their PE kits on Wednesday this term and will stay in their PE kits all day. 

If children have any new clothing or equipment, please ensure it is named. Everything always finds its way back to the classroom if it has a clear label. 

We will continue to have Wild Tribe every fortnight but the days will vary during the first half of the term due to the Bank Holidays and other events in school. I will send out a list of dates separately. Please continue to send your children in with a change of clothes. With warmer weather around the corner you may be tempted to send in shorts and t-shirts but please make sure their legs and arms are covered. This is part of our Wild Tribe policy to ensure your child’s safety when building and lighting fires. Please check your child’s wellies are still the correct size and send them back into school.

Please ensure your child brings in a named water bottle each day and if they wish, either a piece of fruit, vegetable or healthy snacks such as cheese chunks, rice cake or crackers  for mid-morning. If your child has packed lunch, we would encourage a healthy and balanced selection to keep them energised throughout the afternoon. 

Our big question this term that we will be discussing and exploring is ‘Why are public spaces important to communities?’. You can see more about what we will be covering on the curriculum overview that will arrive along with this letter. 

As we get further into the term we will begin preparing them for the transition into Year 2. More information regarding transitions will follow but any questions in the meantime, please feel free to ask. This will be an ongoing transition so the children will spend time with their new teacher in an informal way regularly. For example, reading with them, small group work and having a story read to them.

Best wishes,

Mrs Harding and Mrs Kent