Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope that you all had an enjoyable Easter break eating lots of chocolate and spending time with your families. The Summer term is our favourite term, it is spent mostly outdoors when the weather allows and learning really does take off so your children are in for lots of fun!
- Topic – Our big question for the Summer Term is:
‘How has the seaside changed?’
We have attached a topic planner of the main things that we will be looking at over the coming weeks. Please do encourage your child to learn at home, maybe take a visit to the library to take out some books about the seaside and talk about the visits that you may have taken to the seaside as a child. Does your child have any photographs of them or family members at the seaside? If they do then please do bring them in and we can chat together in class.
- Reading – It is expected that children are heard read at home each day please. Huge thanks to those parents who do this already as reading opens up every other area of the curriculum. This is the term in which a real difference can be made at home. We find that it helps to get into a routine with reading by doing it at the same time each day. Children like a routine, and it will become part of a regular pattern after a while. We will continue to hear the children at every available opportunity in school, but this should not be their only source of reading.
- Warmer weather – As the weather gets improves please do provide your child with a named sun hat and do apply sunscreen before they leave home. Children can also bring in sun cream (named please) and we will support them in re-applying it at lunchtime. Water bottles should be brought to school everyday please as we do not hold spares.
(Mrs Ralphs has bottles to buy at the office which are very durable and good value)
- School trip-We are hoping to run a trip to the beach at West Runton and for the children to go rock pooling and enjoy and ice cream. We are currently looking into this, tide times etc. We will let you know when as soon as we are sorted.
- Strikes – As part of our behaviour policy here at Morley we operate a whole school strike system. If a child receives a strike, we now notify you in the home link book. The reason why they received a strike will be given so that you can talk to your child about it at home too. We hope that in this way you are made more aware.
As always, if you have any questions or queries then please do come and see us.
(After school is always preferable.)
Kate Easter and Claire Cumberlidge