Dear EY1 Families,
We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing break. It’s hard to believe that the academic year is almost over but rest assured we have an exciting term ahead, packed full of exciting learning opportunities for your children.
This letter contains some important information about Term 3. As you are already aware, the children will hopefully be in school every morning next term. The links to the timetables below show what each class timetable will look like, as long as everything is approved by the EDB. You will be notified by 9th April as to whether we will be moving to these timetables, and if not, we will continue the three week rotation of timetables from this term. If the children are not able to return to school for five mornings a week, they will be in school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning for the first week back at school.
Timetables if the children are in school five mornings a week in Term 3:
If we are able to follow these timetables, the classrooms will open from 8:05am and lessons will begin at 8:15am each morning. The doors will then open for dismissal from 12:50pm, with all children being collected by 1:00pm. This is to help stagger the children arriving and leaving school.
As the children will be in school for five hours each day, we kindly ask them to bring in two small snacks, in separate containers. The second snack break will be shorter than the first so we ask that this is reflected in the size of the snack provided.
Each afternoon, when the children arrive back at home, there will be an optional learning opportunity available to them on Seesaw, as shown on the timetables above.
Term 3 Learning:
Our Discovery Unit this term is Healthy Happy Humans based around making daily balanced choices to promote a healthy lifestyle. Students will understand:
- The connection between daily habits, routines and health,
- Why we need to make balanced choices
- Consequences of our choices
- The Process food goes through before it is consumed
- Multiplication and division
- Position and direction
- Place value (within 100)
We will begin the term by continuing with our Narrative Talk for Writing programme, focusing on the story of the Three Little Pigs. We will then explore Poetry. Later in the term we will write recounts.
Guided Reading will now take place in the classroom and two seen reading books will come home each week. One unseen reader will also come home on your child’s allocated day. Please return reading books to school the following day.
School Uniform – No hat no play
A friendly reminder that all children need to bring their own DBIS named hat in every day. Please ensure your child is wearing the appropriate and correct uniform to school each day. Students with longer hair are requested to tie it back for health and safety reasons.
Key Dates for your diary:
Wednesday 19th May – Public Holiday (Buddha’s Birthday)
Monday 14th June – Public Holiday (Dragon Boat Festival)
Friday 25th June – End of Term
If you have any queries or questions about any of the above, please do come and ask your child’s class teacher. We look forward to hopefully having the children back in school much more next term and wish you all a very relaxing Spring break.
The EY1 Team
Gina Clothier, Emma McCartan, Radhika Gidwani and Laura Bell