Autumn 1 2021
Welcome to Class 7!
A very big welcome to Sitwell Infant School and Class 7! It has been lovely to meet everyone and see so many new faces! We have been very busy this week getting to know each other and learn everyone's names - it has been very exciting making new friends!
Going forward we are going to be learning to follow all our new rules and routines with the six Sitwell Superheroes. Children can see our six superhero owls in our classroom - they sit all around our behaviour rocket and they are helping us to develop our lifeskills, such as being kind, honest and always being determined and working hard!
We have some very exciting times ahead of us during this school year so here is some information to help you!
Please let me know if you have any queries or questions. Our class email is Class7@sitwellinfantschool.co.uk
Mrs Hague x
Our school day begins at 8.55am and ends at 3.10pm. Please use our class door for drop offs and pick ups. If you are late arriving for school in the morning, please use the main school entrance.
Our lunchtime is 12 - 1.15pm every day. If you are having a school lunch, please order it online before you arrive at school each day.
Our PE day is Thursday when we enjoy sessions with Live Learn Sports which is always great fun and helps to keep us fit and healthy too! We will need our PE kits for these sessions - a white t-shirt, black shorts/leggings/joggers and black pumps or trainers. All PE kits should be named and are kept in the blue PE bags we have provided. These are kept in school during term time and will be sent home each half-term holiday. Children are not allowed to wear jewellery for PE so please make sure ALL earrings are removed on Thursdays. We will be learning to be independent in getting changed for PE, learning how to dress ourselves and look after our belongings - this is something children can practise at home if they find it a bit tricky. Please make sure ALL items of uniform have your child's name in to help prevent things getting mixed up or lost!
We love reading here at Sitwell Infant School and we are going to develop our reading skills and learn about all the sounds letters make and how we can blend them together to read words. Also we are learning how to talk about stories and describe the characters and the sequence of events.
You have all been given your new Reading Diaries with your reading targets highlighted inside. Please keep these in your book bags as we sometimes use them in school. Each week children will choose a reading book to take home and share with their families - but you must remember to bring it back into school the following week so we can change it for a different one! Soon children will also take home a copy of the guided reading session book they are reading in school. Please read with your children at home as often as you can. After each session, record what you have been up to on the corresponding day in your diary. Reading diaries are collected in every Monday to be checked and if you read at least 3 times in a week and fill in your reading diaries (at least 3 entries on the page), Mrs Hague will give you a stamp in your diary. When you have collected 6 stamps children will be able to choose a prize from Mrs Peart's special prize box!
As children progress with their reading skills we will let you know their new colour band of reading books and highlight the new relevant reading targets in their diaries to help you support them with their reading at home.
We have also given everyone a Poetry Journal. Each week on Thursdays we will add a new poem to this journal which is linked to our learning. These poems are for children to share and talk about with their families.
This term our new topic is called Proud To Be Me! We are looking forward to finding out about each other, talking about our families and learning about the place we live, recognising that some things may be similar, while others may be different. We will think about what we look like and we are going to be practising our cutting skills to make some Puzzle Portrait jigsaws - look out for them on the walls around our classroom to see if you can work out who is who!
In school we will also develop our writing skills and are going to be learning how to form our print formation letters! This may be a bit tricky at first, but we know that if we keep practising like The Determinator (who never gives up!) we will get better and better!
During our Maths sessions we are going to be singing lots of number songs to practise our counting skills, both forwards and backwards because it is really important that we can do both! We will also be learning to recognise our numbers 0-20 and match them to the correct amounts of objects.
Soon we will be sending home some homework activities to support and consolidate children's learning. More details on this are to follow.
So as you can see, we are going to be very busy in Class 7 - exciting times ahead!