Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

RECEPTION

This Week: 
Welcome back! I hope you all had a fantastic Easter Break and are now enjoying the summer weather. We have enjoyed discussing their scrapbooks of their holiday news and they have enjoyed sharing these with ourselves and the class. This week we have also introduced our new topic, Minibeasts. We have brainstormed lots of different minibeasts and been thinking about their habitat and ways we can identify them. We have shared lots of stories about different creepy crawlies and started to use non fiction books (information books)  to find out new information. Children have been finding out what peoples favourite mini beast is by collecting this information and putting it in a tally chart. In Maths we have introduced time. Children have been exploring clocks and ways to tell the time. We have recapped on days of the week and months of the year and children have sequenced their day. 
 
Next week is ladybird week! The story we are focusing on is the bad tempered ladybird, incorporating the o'clock times. We will be thinking of what makes us 'bad tempered' and how this makes others feel. We will also be making our own ladybird clocks so we can continue to practise telling the time. We hope to have another sunny week- so we will also be continuing to search for minibeasts in our outdoor environment. 
Homework
 
This week we have sent home two books. Please can you continue to listen to your child read and also read to your children. This will continue throughout summer term. We are continuing to do  Guided Reading within school so will not be making comments in their reading record book. 
 
Challenge: Can you create a fact file on ladybirds? Can you find some interesting facts and pictures and bring these in to share with the class. 
  
Please can you also practise writing numbers between 0 and 20 (especially number 1-12) as some of the children are finding this really tricky.  Can you also talk to your children about time and ways to read a clock. 
 
Please continue with all the tricky words and encourage your children to start reading and writing these. 
 
 Phonics : We will be continuing our daily phonics sessions focusing on initial sounds, digraphs (2 sounds together) and tricky words.
 
Tricky words: -   to, the, and, a, I, in, said, he, of, it, was, you, they, on she, is, at, his, but, that, with, all, we, can, are, up, had, my, her, what, there, out, this, have.
 
Due to the sunny weather can you make sure your child is bringing in their own water bottle and a sun hat.   

Notices:

We are now doing our PE sessions outside so all children need to have their own outdoor shoes. With a slight confusion this week we are going to continue our PE lessons  on a Tuesday for Owls and Wednesday for Robins. 

Lunches

Please can you fill in week 1, 2 and 3 on the lunchtime grid. Making sure you discuss this first with your child.  Could you remind them each morning to what they are having, thank you!

If you child is having a pack lunch please can this be a healthy lunch following our new school rules. Also all lunch boxes must be named. Due to nut allergies please do not bring peanut butter sandwiches.

Communication

We would just like to reiterate the importance of communication between parents and ourselves.  If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to talk to one of the team or to email your class teacher.

 School Information:

Please note that school starts at 8:45am and finishes at 3:15. If children are not in when the register is taken they will be marked late or absent. 

You will receive invitations to join parentmail over the next few weeks, after which payments for the class fund (£13) etc. can be made online. Each child has an individual parent mail account.

maria.channell@holytrinity.merton.sch.uk

eliza.banks@holytrinity.merton.sch.uk