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Welcome to Deer Class!




We hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas holiday and a wonderful New Year! This half-term, our topic will be People Who Help Us. We will be focusing upon identifying more and less and measuring objects (length, height and weight) in Maths, as well as continuing to practise our counting and number formation/recognition/calculation skills. The children continue to impress us with their continuously improving phonics knowledge, and we will apply our knowledge of Phase 2/3 sounds whilst reading and writing. We will explore our local area in Geography, study plants and animals in Science and investigate the life and contribution of Florence Nightingale in History. As a class we will learn about Chinese New Year, and will be making masks during our Art/Design Technology lessons. Children will continue to be given the opportunity to explore our Outdoor Area, participating in minibeast hunts and sensory walks. Wow!


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 Mrs Webster.













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. Don't forget to log in to your child's Bug Club account in order to access a wide range of free online books. 
  • 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.