In Lemur class this year there are 11 eager young Lemurs who are keen to learn. Our topics this year are ‘Under Attack’, ‘Where’s Wally’ and ‘The Apprentice’. Our adult helpers are Lisa, Mel and Zoe and our class teacher is James. If you need to contact James or the team then please write in your communication book or via Zap Tap, they are pretty quick at responding, but please bear with them.
We have Forest Schools on a Wednesday morning for the first half of the winter term and after half term we will be swapping to swimming. Please remember your Forest School clothes which are: a long sleeve top, long trousers and boots or shoes. We get very messy at Forest Schools, but we do love it.
We have snack every morning which is some healthy fruit and a biscuit as well as a drink. We would love to read more this year, so please read with us, or to us 3 times a week and let the adults know what you have read. We have a prize box in class which we can earn towards by collecting cherries. We earn cherries by doing wonderful work or by being helpful or kind.
We promote independence within the class with each child taking a turn being the class helper. The class helper has many jobs throughout the day looking after the rest of the class, among these jobs are: getting the register, sorting the lunch boxes and passing out the snack for others. Children also have regularly tasks which they must complete independently every morning. They register themselves as well as practice their given targeted area, this may include number work, phonics work or whole word work. Each child gathers their own resources from set areas in the class and are encouraged to think through what they will need before they begin any given task. We learn through a multi-sensory approach and tailor this to each individual child’s needs and interests.
The children receive daily phonics practice as well as guided reading and mastery folder work in order to promote their reading. It would be really helpful if you could let us know about anything they like to read or any mile stones they have reached throughout this year in order for us to record this and to celebrate their achievement with them. If you have any specific areas you would like us to focus on please also let us know this.
James and the team.