Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School


This Week:   
Monday 28th October 
Ladybird and Butterflies have had such a fantastic first half term! This week we have had lots of great discussions about our feelings so hopefully they will be able to explain what they can do if they are angry/upset. I was quite impressed with their understanding by the end of the week and we really enjoyed making their emotion faces using fruit and rice cakes. Next half term we will be continuing our topic of 'All About Me' with a few season weeks as there is so much to discuss! The first week back we will be focussing on Autumn (before it disappears on us!). We will be thinking about what we see around us; leaf changes, conkers, pinecones, weather etc. How does this affect us and others around us? Our main topic book is 'We are going on a leaf hunt' but feel free to bring in any books on autumn if you have any. The children will be going on their own leaf hunt in our outdoor area but I encourage you to do the same both on your way to school or in the park - and you can bring in any findings! The children will be creating lots of autumn pictures using different resources but please bring in lots of leaves (of all colours) for our first day back if you can.
In Maths we will be focussing on size. We will be looking at lots of different autumnal bits (leaves, conkers, pinecones etc) and comparing their sizes as well as their colours. 
In R.E we will be discussing All Saints Day. We will be discussing what/who saints are and why this is celebrated. 
Supporting your children at home:
Talking to your child about school - Where do they hang their coat/put their bag? What do they do when they come in? (Registering their name) Where do they go to the toilet? What do they do if they are hurt? (Go to a teacher) Having these discussions will support your child to feel more settled in their school routines and have more understanding of what they do.
Autumn! Get your children searching for Autumn in the park or anywhere you go this half term. Talking about the changes in the weather and how this affects us - what do we wear now? Is it darker earlier? Is it hot? What colours are the leaves?
Key Questions: 
What is a season? What season are we in? How do we know it is Autumn? 
Ladybirds please bring your holiday books back during our first/second week back. Butterflies I am so sorry I completely forgot to hand them out so I will give them to you on the first day back - and take your time to fill in!
Please bring in any autumn findings you may see this half term. We will be using them for many different purposes so the more the better!
Reading books are given out every Thursday. This is for you to read at home and bring back each week to receive another (Please keep the books in their bookbags on the Thursday). 
Please label all clothes as we seem to have a few items being left behind that children do not recognise! Having spare clothes in your child's bag is also helpful in case of an accident. 
Please come and speak with me if you have any concerns about your child.