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North Street, Wiveliscombe, Somerset TA4 2LA
Tel: (01984) 623325 ~ Fax: (01984) 623534
Headteacher: Mr S Duncan
24th April 2017
Dear Parents and Carers
I hope you all had the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful weather and spend some time with family and friends. I t has been lovely to return to school and see all the children, and I am pleased to say that they have all returned to school happy and settled.
We have an exciting topic planned this term, ‘Ocean Adventures’. We have included a topic overview with this letter. This is always an exciting topic that the children really enjoy and Oak Class and Elm Class will be planning a trip to Tropiquaria to support this learning. More details will follow later in the term. As part of our topic, we will be making Peg Pirates, please let us have any small pieces of black, white or red material that you no longer need. We are also planning to make a pirate ship, so we are also collecting small milk cartons.
Outdoor learning will be especially important this term: we aim to take our formal learning outdoors at least once per week. We would therefore be grateful if you could provide your child (reception and Yr 1 children) with the following items (their Explorer clothes):
- wellington boots
- coat /waterproof all in one
Please ensure that these clothes are in a labelled bag and left on your child’s peg. We will send them home when they need washing. If you have any spare wellingtons or waterproof coats, trousers or all in ones, we would be very grateful to receive them as we are trying to build up a whole class set.
We will also soon begin our weekly swimming lessons at the local pool, more details for this will follow shortly. For the swimming to take place, we rely on volunteers, so please keep a look out for our board so that you can sign up to help.
This term, children will continue to bring home phonics and/or spellings to practise. This information will be sent home in your child’s book bag or green Reading Diary.
Children are also expected to read regularly and daily if possible. Please remember that all of our Book Bug reading books can also be read online. All children have their own login details and each half term, I check to ensure that each child has the correct books for their stage of development. If you are using the scheme, could you please write in your child’s Reading Diary so that we do not give you the same book to read again at home. Here is a reminder of your child’s individual login:
Using the online reading world
If you have access to an internet connection, your child can enjoy reading Bug Club books online as well as in print. Each child has a unique homepage and can log into it by following these steps:
- Go to activelearnprimary.co.uk
- Enter the login details:
|Username is the initial of your child’s first name followed by the 4 first letters of their surname e.g. Joe Bloggs would be jblog
This is the password and this is set as 123 for all children.
This is our schools unique number.
- Your child’s homepage will appear.
Please let me know if you are having any difficulties with this.
This term, we will also be using Purple Mash as part of our ICT learning and also to support other areas of the curriculum. All children have their own logins and can access this resource at home. The login details can be found on the back cover of your child’s Reading Diary.
Helping at school
There are many ways that you can help at school. Please let us know if you would like to help in any way. We are especially keen to hear from anyone who would like to hear children read at school at the end of the day (from about 2:45) if you think you could spare half an hour, please come and see me.
Thank you all so much for your continued help and support of your child and your child’s school.
If you have any questions, please do come and speak to me.
With best wishes