Welcome to Lynx Class, your Teachers are:
Mrs Secker (Monday and Tuesday)
Mrs Cox (Wednesday - Friday)
Your Teaching Assistant is Mrs Rundle.
Mrs Hardwick, Class Teacher, will be returning later this term as she is currently on adoption leave.
Our class belief is to provide children with a high quality of education and care thus helping children succeed not only in school but in later life.
Please ensure that your child’s PE kit remains at school during the week as this may be needed outside our timetabled PE lessons on Mondays and Thursdays. Additionally, please provide your child with a water bottle each day, as well as a healthy fruit or vegetable snack. It is not necessary for your child to bring in any classroom stationary, everything is provided for them.
Monday - Indoors PE ( PE kit needed)
Wednesday - Library (books should be swapped or renewed)
Friday - Fresh-air Friday (see below)
Our framework for teaching in Early Years states the following benefits of outdoors learning:
• ‘Being outdoors has a positive impact on children's sense of well-being and helps all aspects of children's development.
• Being outdoors offers opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors.
• It gives children first-hand contact with weather, seasons and the natural world.
• Outdoor environments offer children freedom to explore, use their senses, and be physically active and exuberant.’
Hence, every Friday (normally morning time) we put on our splash-suits (provided by school) and our wellies (provided by parents) and venture into the great outdoors. Do wave if you see us!
Our Topic this term is entitled 'Pirates and Under the Sea'.
The children have already enjoyed turning our role-play area into an aquarium and many have shared their experiences of such places to make it as realistic as possible. We've had a look at some non-fiction books and are enjoying 'Commotion in the Ocean' by Giles Andreae.
Jellyfish, stingrays and octopuses (octopodes to be absolutely correct) are the most popular sea creatures so far and we've discovered a fascinating fact!
Did you know male seahorses are the only creatures to get pregnant and can give birth to as many as 1500 babies (fry) at one time!!
Whew! Imagine that, ladies!
Tuesdays are Show and Tell days so if your child has anything awesome or topic-related he or she would like to share, please encourage him or her to bring it in when it is his or her turn (see the rota by the external door). Thank you.
We are also working hard to try and write by ourselves every day, using sound charts and word cards to help us. There's a special sticker as a reward! Look at our fantastic efforts so far: