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Welcome Back!


I hope you have all enjoyed the Christmas break with your children and that they are all well rested and ready for the Spring Term.

Over the first half of the term we will be extending what we have already learnt in English and Maths through many exciting and varied activities around the theme of ‘People Who Help Us’. Again, we will focus on a book each week. We will continue with the daily ‘rainbow challenges’ to encourage independent learning.

Learning will be taking place both indoors and out, as in the Autumn Term. As always, we politely request that your child is sent into school each day with a coat and suitable accessories for the weather (hat, scarf, gloves). They will also need a pair of wellington boots available each day.

We will continue with the Wednesday morning ‘Stay and…’ to spend 15 minutes or so with your child in his/her classroom. This is an opportunity for you to see the activities they complete in school and they will take pride in showing you what they do if you are able to attend.

Forest School will continue to run each Friday- please send your child into school wearing suitable clothing (long sleeved tops and trousers to help protect them from the odd stinging nettle and bramble in the hedges) and warm clothes. Please send a spare set of clothes too as they can get wet and muddy!

We are lucky to have Ms Fleming joining us on a Friday this term. She will be covering my PPA time each week. We will also continue to have two early years practitioner students coming in so the children can continue to benefit from additional adult support.


As always, if you have any questions please do come and see me and thank you for your continued support.


Mrs. Timmis



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