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Term 3 Information Letter


A huge’ St Nicholas Welcome’ to all of our New Starters (and their families!) in our Foundation Class. We wish everyone a very happy and exciting first year of school.

We will begin our year getting to know each other, and the rest of the school team, with a strong focus on our social and emotional wellbeing. Our first theme is called ‘School is Cool’ and we shall be thinking about our learning in school and what we want to achieve over the course of the year, in conjunction with what we would like to learn about.

The Water Voles have already been busy deciding our classroom rules and learning the class routines. We are so proud of how they are getting on so far.

The Phonic programme (Read Write Inc.) will begin this term. The children will love ‘Fred Time’! We will learn a sound daily in these clusters: m a s t p   i n p g o   c k u b   f e l h sh   r j v y w to begin with.

Maths activities will be focussing very much on assessing the children’s starting points during this term. Once this is completed we will begin our learning through our Marvellous Maths Sessions. We have developed an investigative approach to our maths sessions ensuring that we allow time for children to gain a deeper and richer understanding. Through developing their mathematical vocabulary we enable them with the mechanics to problem solve and reason as well as extend and question their learning.

Our annual ‘Sausage Sizzle’ event will take place on Wednesday 11th September 4pm – 5pm. Please let the office know if you are attending so we can order the right amount of sausages! This will take place outside the Water Vole classroom.

Our door is always open; please come and in and speak with either Mrs. Barton or Mrs. Mould at the beginning or end of the day. You can always email the school office also who will pass the information on to us.

Please could you ensure that this learning log is in school every Thursday! Also, a named pair of wellies that can stay on the rack, to be available every day, is an essential part of a Water Voles uniform! PE will begin from Tuesday 10th September so a named PE kit in a suitable bag can be left on your child’s peg – it will be sent home at the end of each term to be washed. Trainers will not be necessary for now as we will be in the hall.

Keep up-to-date with our activities by following us on Class Dojo.

We are looking forward to spending a really terrific year with the Water Voles. Let the journey begin!



Mrs. Barton and Mrs. Mould