Spring Term Second Half

Mrs Jane Milner - Class Teacher

Mrs Tracey Wigham - Classroom Teaching Assistant Willow Class

Ms Charmaine Tolley - Reception Intervention Group Teaching Assistant 



Please continue to drop your children at the corner of the building
Mrs Milner will be at the corner, with Mrs Wigham and Ms Tolley waiting in the classrooms.


Please keep in touch using our email addresses below or pop into school

jmm64@stannesprimary.worcs.sch.uk

office@stannesprimary.worcs.sch.uk

head@stannesprimary.worcs.sch.uk

Office: 01299 402013


Things to remember

Every child needs...

  • a book bag
  • a PE top in their given colour, black shorts (pumps are optional)
  • a pair of wellies left in school
  • a water bottle if they prefer or we have beakers in class. Please can you ensure that only water is in your child's water bottle
  • Please can you ensure everything is named - including water bottles
  • Please help your child with practising doing up zips, buttons and turning things the right way round


Spring Second Half Term

Growth and Change



The Hungry Caterpillar

Oliver's Vegetables

Jasper's Beanstalk

How Plants Grow






The phonics we have looked at each week will be sent home in a book. Please practise these with the children. We will also be sending home a book to share with your child. Send this back into school on Mondays and Thursdays when the children will choose a new book.

Please try to read as often as possible with your child at home. It really helps!

Please could you make sure that the yellow reading diary is kept in your child's book bag. We will continue to give out raffle tickets every time your child has read at home for a chance to have a 'dip in the tin'



 

Reading, writing and mathematics groups

The children have been flexibly grouped into reading, writing and mathematics groups based on the learning objectives they have achieved and those they need to work on. Each week they will be heard read by an adult in school.

We will be splitting the children into 3 groups for Phonics based on assessments carried out.

They will complete a focused writing and mathematics adult led task each week with the class teacher. 




PE days are a Tuesday morning where Mrs Milner will teach a range of skills and a Friday morning where Mrs Wigham will teach dance and yoga.





Tuesday 5th March - Shrove Tuesday - pancake racing. Please could you send your child in with a frying pan!

Wednesday 6th March - we are having a talk about Healthy Eating from the school nurse 

Monday 11th March - The Wizard of Oz. We are having a production of The Wizard of Oz from a visiting theatre company.

Wednesday 27th March - Mothers' Day assembly at 2.30. Willow are leading this worship, so please come and join us in the hall

Thursday 28th March - The second of our trips to the Wyre Forest for their Forest School

Please keep checking the school newsletter and book bags for other events. 


Farm Trip

We had a wonderful trip to Little Owl Farm Park. The children were so well behaved and this was commented upon by members of the public there. The highlights had to be the sheep racing and feeding 3 very hungry piglets!








Forest School will be on a Wednesday. Children will need their wellies and we have waterproofs in school if the weather is a bit wet. The children will be linking their classroom learning to the outdoors through a range of activities.


We have been lucky enough to be selected to receive a Growing Kit from Innocent, so as the weather gets warmer, we will be doing lots of planting and growing.

We have had several donations for our outdoor area which is a work in progress and the PTA are funding a Mud Kitchen for us. Watch this space for more details.




And finally…


How you can help at home...

1.      Listen to your child read daily

2.     Encourage your child to count objects around the home or whilst out and about. Do they recognise numerals 0-9?

3.     Talk to your child about our weekly story or theme

4.     Ask your child to describe; shapes, colours, textures,

5.     Teach your child new words to build their vocabulary. How many animals, plants, trees, birds, flowers, can they name?

6.     Reading a story to your child before bed time encourages them to use their imagination.

7.     Make things! Construction. Gluing, sticking, colouring, painting and cutting all help their fine motor skills.

8.     Cook or bake, measuring and mixing! There is a lot of maths and vocabulary to share.

9.     Pretend with them – role play with figures or toys, use puppets or dress up and make dens. Encourage your child to be creative and make a story about their play.

10.   Having fun in the great outdoors helps to build muscles, helps coordination and improves gross motor skills.