Autumn Term 2018

Welcome to year two and the start of a new and exciting year ahead. 

I look forward to working with you this year, working in partnership is so important to ensure that your child has the best opportunities possible. You will receive diary dates each half term, which are full of information. I will meet with you more formally each term to discuss your child’s progress, but as you are already aware my door is open to you, so if you have any worries or concerns please do not hesitate in coming in to see me. You can find the Foundation Phase Framework on the following link:

http://learning.gov.wales/docs/learningwales/publications/150803-fp-framework-en.pdf

This gives a year by year skills framework and what your child will be assessed on.

Reading: I understand that after the long summer break you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development as soon as possible and I actively encourage you to read daily with your child. As I get to know your child in the first few weeks I will be assessing their reading level and making any adjustments. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated.

I would like to make the follow requests:
– All clothing is named
– Your child’s reading books must be returned every week with the home-school diary. This is very important to ensure that good literacy skills are developed by the end of the Foundation Phase. If you lose your child’s home reading diary you can purchase another one at a cost of £1:00 from the school office. If you lose any of the reading scheme books we do request that you either replace them or send in the cost of purchasing a new one, as we use them for group and individual reading activities.
– For Forest School your child will need waterproofs and extra socks for wellies with hats, scarves and gloves when the weather turns colder.
– For P.E your child will need indoor kit, consisting of blue or black shorts and a white or blue t-shirt.
– Please check that your child has a pair of wellies for playtime’s as the weather changes.