Class Willow

Autumn Term 2022

If you would like to contact Mr Wood directly, please use the class email address.

Dear Parents,

Firstly, a very big welcome to Class Willow. The children have made a brilliant start to the year. I am sure a few would have been apprehensive about starting a new class, but everyone has settled quickly. So, a big ‘well done’ to the children for making a positive start and a large thank you to you for supporting them.

I hope you’ve enjoyed a restful summer break and are looking forward to the exciting year ahead. I would like to take this opportunity to let you know a few pieces of information that you may find useful.

Spelling ~ Attached to the letter is the list of all the words the children need to know by the end of Year 4. I have included the Year 1 and 2 words as well and the children will practice the words that they are insecure with. They will form part of our daily routine. Daily practice at home alongside reading will go a long way to developing their confidence in this area.

PE ~ Willow’s PE is on Monday. However, this may change due to bought-in coaches or other events in school. Your child should come to school already dressed in a plain house-coloured t-shirt; a pair of plain shorts, with a pair of plain tracksuit bottoms if the weather is cold (preferably grey, black or green); their school jumper; and a pair of outdoor trainers. Please ensure all items are named.

Forest School ~ We will visit Forest School on Wednesdays. I will send a text the night before we are due to go. Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing and a change of footwear for this session. Waterproof trousers are recommended, and a waterproof jacket is compulsory to keep under layers dry and clean (even when it is not raining).

Homework ~ Please see the homework timetable for Class 4.

Reading ~ I would like to emphasise the importance of daily reading to encourage reading for pleasure, children are able to change their reading books as often as they are completed and are given the opportunity to change their book every day if needed. Therefore, I would ask you to make a note of reading completed in your child’s reading record and notify us when your child has finished a book.

Finally, if you would like to discuss any concerns about your child’s progress, please pop in at the end of the school day or alternatively make a formal appointment through the school office and if you would like to be a part of our classroom learning, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

With kind regards and thanks for your continued support,

Mr. Wood and Mrs. Gudgeon