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Term 3

I hope you had a happy and restful Christmas and New Year.  The children have been brilliant since they came back, challenging themselves to work hard and showing renenewed resilience in their learning which is a joy to see.

We are trialling a new approach to Home Learning this half-term to replace the Homework Menu after talking to the children about it.  The new Home Learning Challenge requires the children to produce one, quality project linked to our topic of Crime and Punishment across the half-term.  Hopefully they have already showed you their planning sheet and been talking to you about it.  We will be sharing these projects on Wednesday 13th February and I cannot wait to see what they produce!

The children are still expected to read at home at least 5 times a week and write in their Reading Records, and learn a set of 10 spellings.

Forest School continues for us this half-term, starting on 10th January.  When I went down with the children before Christmas I was so impressed with the work they have been doing and how engaged and immersed they were.  I was also struck at how cold my toes became and might suggest extra socks to be added to the kit bags!  Because the weather at this time of the year can be so cold, wet and unsettled, it has been agreed that children who do not have the appropriate clothing to spend 3 hours outside will stay inside with the rest of the class. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and see me.