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Tomorrow’s success starts today
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WILLOWCROFT COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Tomorrow’s success starts today

Red Kites

Welcome Red Kites!

 

This year, your teacher will be Miss Butcher, supported by the amazing Miss Axenderrie and Mrs Guimaraes.

 

Welcome back my lovely Red Kites, I am so excited to start the new academic year with you. Already, this year is looking FABULOUS! I have an excting year ahead planned for us, which I’m sure will involve a dramatic flourish to all of our lessons. Normally I would have an open door policy, but due to current restrictions we are making this an open "virtual" door. You will be able to ask me any questions and Class Dojo will become more important than ever. I will also try to respond at the end of each day. Class dojo is also a lovely way to keep up to date with all the exciting activities your children will be taking part in.

 

Pick up and Drop off

Red Kites drop-off time: 8.30am

Red Kites pick up time: 3.10pm 

Friday pick up time – 1.00pm

 

  • Both drop off and pick up will be from the classroom door.
  • Only one parent per child will be allowed to drop off and collect.
  • There will be a strict one-way system in place – enter from the entrance gate and leave via the exit. Staff will be on the playground every day to assist.
  • Social distancing rules apply on the school site. This is mainly for adults but please ensure your children stand with you and do not mix with other adults and children.

 

Lunchtime

 

  • All children will eat lunch in class.  The class bubbles will not mix.
  • Children will have a designated area to play in on the playground or field and will be supervised by adults from their bubble.
  • Children who require a school lunch, including those eligible for free school meals, can order grab bags. These can be ordered from ‘School Grid’ as usual. This menu will be sent out via ParentPay.
  • Packed lunches can be brought in but must be in an easily washable, named container.
  • All children will need named water bottles.

 

Equipment to bring to school.

  • Water bottle
  • Packed lunch (if needed)
  • Pencil case
  • A bookbag

Backpacks must not be brought into school (if your child requires spare clothes please speak to your child’s teacher).

 

PE

 

PE will be taught on Tuesday mornings.

PE will only be taught outside and children will be required to wear their PE kit to school on the days when it is taught. There will be no changing of clothes for the lesson. As the weather gets colder children will need jogging bottoms and a school sweatshirt.

 

Term 1 Topic

 

Our topic is the Mayans! We get to dive into an ancient civilisation and travel back in time to explore how their existence impacted mankind. We will also be reading ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell, which I have had the pleasure of enjoying over the summer and I hope you will enjoy it just as much as I did. During our exploration of this book, you will see how it links to our topic and expands our imagination. We have strived to incorporate our topic into many of our subjects, which allows our minds to deepen our understanding in a creative and exciting way.

 

Learning at Home

 

This is something you must all be very used to by now. However, it is more important now more than ever that we continue to regard ‘learning at home’ as a vital part of a child’s education.

Each Red Kite will be expected to read every day and record what they have read and what they thought about the story in their reading records. I will hand these out during the first week. Reading is THE most important activity your child can do at home so please help and encourage them to read for at least 20 minutes each night.

 

As the term progresses we will begin handing out weekly spellings and maths homework, but for now we will just focus on reading and getting back into the swing of learning.

 

Reading records should be handed in every Friday, but please bring them in everyday so that we can see everything your child had been reading and they can write in them whilst at school.

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