Monday 7th September 2015
Dear Unit 1 Parents and Guardians,
A very warm welcome from the Unit 1 staff team to your children and to you as parents!
We recognise the huge importance of working together to support the needs of all the children and we look forward to building up a partnership with you the parents and guardians of the children in our care over the course of the year. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns during the year. Every member of staff in our team will always do everything they can to help in any way possible.
Our Unit 1 team includes:
- Mrs Ratley-Haigh, Assistant Headteacher and teaches the year 1 & 2 ‘Moles’ class.
- Mrs Matticks teaches the year 1 & 2 ‘Rabbits’ class.
- Miss Marshall teaches the year 1 & 2 ‘Fawns’ class.
- Mrs Clayton, Mrs Heath and Mrs Williamson are our Higher Level Teaching Assistants.
- Mrs Lifford, Mrs Overton, Mrs Hambling and Miss Scott are our Learning Support Assistants, providing valuable support for your children.
In our Unit all our classes work very closely together in all the subjects across the curriculum. We have a very fun, creative and extremely exciting curriculum planned for the first half term ahead of us. This half term our new topic is a Science based topic called Amazing Animals where we will be investigating and making some exciting discoveries about all the weird and wonderful creatures that live in a wide variety of habitats both in this country and in other countries around the world. We already know the interest you take in your child’s learning, if you can, please discuss with your child the work they have done as the half term progresses and let them teach you if they can.
A little reminder about P.E.:
The children will participate in two P.E. sessions each week, one will be a games lesson the other will be either dance or gymnastics. In addition to their normal P.E. kit (t-shirt, shorts, pumps) suitable warmer outdoor clothing will be required for the games session, particularly as we move into autumn, such as a jumper and jogging bottoms or tracksuit and a spare pair of socks is also handy to have. The children will also need a pair of trainers for the muddy terrain the winter weather creates.
We have some exciting events to look forward to at the end of this autumn term. We had such a super time last year that we have booked to go to the Christmas Show at the New Wolsey Studio again on Monday 14th December and our Unit 1 production will take place on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th December. The title has yet to be confirmed, but it will definitely be one you won’t want to miss!