Autumn Term 2020

Here We Are
What a fantastic start to the new year in Catkins class! We have seen so many acts of care and kindness towards our new children from our older children in the class and already, the children are very fond of each other, look after each other and have quickly bonded as a class.
We have given them time to settle, explore our beautiful grounds and classroom and get to know each other. To begin our learning this year, we used Oliver Jeffer's picturebook 'Here We Are', which gave us many opportunities to explore children's interests, hobbies and knowledge about their immediate environment and the wider world. The children loved the book and were fascinated when we used Google Earth to find Slindon Village!
 
Sarah, Percy and Bill
Owl Babies, By Martin Waddell, is our current class read and is proving to be very popular indeed! We have thought about what Sarah, Percy and Bill might need in their nest to keep them warm and cosy. We went on a walk in our beautiful grounds to think about how we would feel if we were in the woods and wrote some descriptive sentences about the woods the owlets' home was in.
 
The Great Outdoors
We aim to use our incredible outdoor area as much as possible, whether it be for a maths activity in Year 2 or during EYFS continuous provision. Whilst we have been incredibly lucky with the weather so far this year, please ensure your child continues to bring suitable weather clothing for the day ahead. 
 
Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS)
Year 2 are now beginning TTRS - some of them very eager to keep up the challenge at home. If you would like to take your child's login details, please come and see us and we will provide you with them.
 
As always, if you have any questions or queries please come and chat to us!
 
Mrs Souadi, Mrs Willis, Mrs Mayne and Mrs Merrett