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Welcome to Deer Class!




We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our class page. We hope that you have had a fantastic holiday and are now looking forward to the year ahead...we know we are! We understand that starting 'big school' can be a daunting experience for many children; our focus throughout the next few weeks will be ensuring a smooth, stress-free and enjoyable transition for everyone involved. This half-term, our topic will be Ourselves. We will be encouraging the children to talk about themselves and those close to them and will be producing lots of lovely artwork to reflect their responses. Children will participate in daily Letters and Sounds sessions to support their emerging reading and writing skills. In regards to maths, we will be counting at every opportunity and will be teaching the children lots of fun songs to consolidate their counting and number formation skills. Children will also be learning about the different shapes within their environment. In order to familiarise the children with their new environment, we will be walking around the school grounds and discussing their observations of the natural world. We certainly have a busy half-term ahead of us but we are confident that the children will enjoy learning through their play-based activities and discussion sessions. 


If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child then please don't hesitate to come and see either myself (Mrs Hatton) or Miss Webster. We aim to work in partnership with yourselves therefore allowing your child to reach their full potential!













General Reminders:


  • Our PE days are Monday and Thursday so please make sure your child brings their PE kit with them to school at the start of the week. We will keep PE kits in school, although if you would prefer to take your child's kit home with you on a Friday then please don't hesitate to ask!
  • Homework is sent out every Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday at the latest. 
  • Reading folders should be brought to school every day. They will be sent home each night, apart from Thursday when we will keep them to put the homework in. 
  • Please remember to write a comment in your child's reading diary after you have read with them. This will provide us with valuable feedback as to how your child is progressing with their reading.