Trevithick Class News November 2014

Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely half term and are ready for the busy term ahead.

Mrs Price will be starting her teaching practice this half term and we wish her a very successful experience –good luck!

SEAL:SEAL stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (see attached newsletter). Our theme for this half term is ‘Getting on and Falling Out’.

This half term we will be using the story ‘The Animal Boogie’ as a stimulus for activities. We will be playing animal snap and pairs, learning animal songs, role playing the story and looking at the patterns on the animals e.g. leopard. You could look at other animal patterns with your children e.g. tiger, zebra etc. We will also be thinking about how we can describe the animals using adjectives e.g. the slithery snake, the huge, brown bear etc. Have a go at thinking of some awesome adjectives to describe an animal!

We will also be learning about celebrations including Diwali and Christmas. We will be sharing ‘The Christmas Story’ and discussing why Christians celebrate this festival. Both these topics lend themselves to fantastic art – have a go a designing a Rangoli pattern with your child or creating a Christmas scene using junk materials. If you would like more information about our topics or ideas for supporting your child at home please speak to me or your child’s key worker.

Reading and Homework:

All the children have a book to share with you and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. I have noticed that some parents are forgetting to record when their child has been reading. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. Please continue to read and learn the key words and support your child with their phonics. I will be going through the key words sheet with your child this half term! Our sounds are ck e, h, r, m, d and g. This half term we are focussing on the days of the week and months of the year. Practice these with your child and encourage them to know when their birthday is. We are also thinking about celebrations – if you have been to any celebrations, for example, weddings, christenings, birthdays, or cultural festivals and would like to share these experiences please send photos or come and talk to the children about these events.


P.E is on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt) and they should wear sensible footwear. Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform.

 Round Up:

All offers of support for reading practise with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time. THANK YOU to all the parents who are already volunteering. Don’t forget to check Tapestry and upload any “WOW” moments. At the end of this term Mrs Keast will be retiring, if you wish to make a small contribution to her leaving gift please send it in to the school office in a clearly labelled envelope.

 Important Dates:

Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th November- Parent’s Evening (please see me to make an appointment)

Wednesday 5th November – Harvest Festival – St Michael’s Church -2.45pm

Friday 12th December 2014- Trevithick & St Piran Nativity at 2pm.

Friday 19th December – Last day of term.

 Finally, it is getting cold please ensure your child has a coat in school.

Nadia Lampier, Sherry Dodson, Debs Price, Lizzie White,

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