Green Class 2020 - 2021

Mrs Hadfield

Deputy Head Teacher / Green Class Teacher

Dear Parents, 

  

Welcome back, we hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and have eaten lots of chocolately treats. This newsletter is intended to give you a quick overview of what’s happening this term.   

This term’s topic is Rainforests, and our big question is: 

 ‘Does it really rain in the rainforest?’  

We will be looking at lots of fabulous books written by a range of authors, fiction and non-fiction. Some of the books that we will be reading are: Into the Forest by Anthony Browne, The Great Kapok Tree and The Shamen’s Apprentice by Lynne Cherry. For our guided reading sessions, we will read Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve.  

The rainforest topic really is one of our favourites and we hope the children like it as much as we do! 

To find out more about the topic please see our medium-term plan which is on the website.   

Housekeeping essentials  

Snacks and lunch bags– Please send snack and water bottle in each day with your child’s name on.  

Reading  - We will read with your child every day as part of a whole class guided reading session. Reading is such a vital part of your child’s learning so please continue to read at home with your child; 10 minutes a day really does make all the difference. This has been really successful last term.  So many of you are reading with your child most nights.  Don’t worry about what you have to write in the diary, just write ‘read’ if needs be, just so they can get a sticker.   They will earn up to 4 stickers a week. 

Spellings – Children will be given weekly spellings to learn. These will be handed out on a Friday. The children will be tested on the following Friday and the first test will be Friday 23rd April.  This will be a review of the spellings given out on Friday 26th March. 

Homework – In Green Class the children will be given weekly homework on a Friday, which will be uploaded onto Teams for completion by Wednesday.  

PE - PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday this term. Please continue to send your child in in their PE kit on these days. 

Forest School – Forest School will be every Wednesday this half term with Mr. Hadfield. Please make sure clothes are appropriate for outdoor learning as the weather could be extremely wet and cold. You will need to send your child in with wellies and waterproofs first week back.  This bag will stay in school until half term, and we will send them home to be washed.  Please NAME EVERYTHING!   

 

Dates for the diary 

  • Violin lessons - w/c Monday 19th April 

  • No residential residential. Last year your children missed out on their residential to Beeston so we thought why not bring the residential to them! On Wednesday 12th May we will have a residential experience (minus the sleepover!) with Mr Hadfield in the school grounds. Green Class will build shelters, make fires, have a go at archery, toast marshmallows, eat hot dogs etc and be ready to be collected thoroughly dirty but happy at 6.30pm that night. There will be a cost to cover the activities and an evening snack. More information will follow shortly.

If you have any queries or concerns then please come and see Mrs Maumy or me, send us a message in the journal or alternatively you can contact us via email rhadfield@peartreeprimary.co.uk or smaumy@peartreeprimary.co.uk 

 

  

Thank you for your continued support. 

Kind regards 

  

Ruth Hadfield, Sarah Maumy and the Green Class Team.  

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