The children in Year R have had one or two PE sessions this week depending on how long they are at school for. We have been very impressed with how most children can get themselves dressed. There are a few children finding this quite hard though and need to practice at home please. We do encourage children to try and put on their own clothes and be independent, so if they can start to get themselves dressed at home this will then in turn help at school.
On a Tuesday it can be helpful for the children to come dressed with their shorts under their jogging bottoms to be quicker being ready for indoor PE. Please ensure the children are wearing their plimsolls as they come in to school and that all shoes are named.
If your child wears earrings they ideally should be removed at home for that day, or if they cannot be removed then they have to be covered with tape provided by home. This is for your child’s safety.
We are so impressed with how the children have settled into their first week at school. The children have come into school happy and positive, organising their own belongings independently. The children have begun to navigate around the 3 inside classrooms as well as outside in the year R area. The children who have stayed for lunch have managed this very well and are enjoying their lunchtime play on the playground. They are separate from the rest of school at the moment and we will gradually integrate with the older children when we are ready.
PE days will be Tuesday and Friday. We will send home PE kits today and then the children will need to come to school on Tuesday in their kit with their school uniform in their named bag to change into. Please name everything.
Cool Milk have now updated their lists with all children under 5 and these children will automatically start receiving milk within the next week. You will need to opt out if your child does not like the milk once it has started. If you are already receiving milk this will continue including the over 5’s if you are paying.
Please check you phone numbers are correct in the office. You will have included this information on your green form, but update where necessary in case we need to contact you if your child is ill.
We are coming to the end of a fantastic first year in your children’s journey at St Marks. They have matured, made new friends and have made such a great amount of progress.
We hope you enjoyed looking at their books and art work at the open afternoon yesterday.
PE kits will come home today and not be required again this term.
Year 6 Buddy picnic – all children will require a packed lunch from home on Thursday to eat with their buddy.
Plastic bag – please provide your child with a named carrier bag on Friday to bring home art work and some school books. Other books and learning journeys will remain in school until October half term when they will then come home.
Reading books and Library books are being collected in this week ready for an audit of school books. Please ensure these are brought into school as soon as possible.
Thank you for all your support over the year. Enjoy the summer holidays.
Thank you to all the parents and carers that attended our transition meeting yesterday, it was lovely to meet so many of you. Please do not hesitate to come and speak with any of the Year 1 team if you have any questions and we look forward to working with you and your child in September.
The Year 1 Team (Mrs Carter, Miss Jamieson and Miss Hall)
Year R to 1 curriculum meeting presentation
Due to Sports Day next week we are having an extra PE session on Friday morning. Please send your children dressed in PE kit to school on Friday. They do not need any school uniform this day as in the afternoon they will change into their Special Clothes for the wedding! Please send your child’s special clothes in a named carrier bag.
If you are finding it tricky to find the correct plain colour t-shirt please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Thank you for being so flexible with these changes.
What a fantastic day at The Lookout. The children were all brilliant today – they behaved beautifully and showed St Marks at its best. Well done to everyone.
Thank you to parent helpers who came with us.
In the first week back we are learning about Special Clothes in RE. Can all the children please bring in a photo of themselves in special clothes they may have worn to a party, a wedding or other celebration on the first day back.
On the Friday 8th June we will be hosting a wedding in Year R and the children will be asked to bring in a special outfit to wear in the afternoon. A letter will go out on the first day back to school with further details.
Enjoy a restful half term.
Reminders about our trip on Friday to The Lookout:
What to wear: School uniform top half- polo shirt and school jumper
Jogging bottoms or leggings. No jeans and no shorts please due to
woodland walk we do.
Lunch: All disposable items including a disposable water bottle in a named carrier bag.
All items will be thrown away after lunch to save the children carrying it
What else to bring: Apply sun cream at home
A sun hat
A raincoat even if it looks sunny as the weather can change and we
Thank you for your continued support
The Year R Team
PE DAY JUST FOR THIS WEEK IS WEDNESDAY – PLEASE COME IN YOUR PE KIT ON WEDNESDAY AS WE HAVE A DANCE WORKSHOP AND SPORTS DAY PREPARATION. THE CHILDREN DO NOT NEED THEIR SCHOOL UNIFORM AT ALL THIS DAY. THE CHILDREN WILL NEED BOTH INDOORS AND OUTDOORS KIT.
The Year R playground is being painted on Tuesday 22nd May in the afternoon, so children will need to be collected from the small hall if they are Penguins and Puffins. Parrots will be collected from the door by the music room. There will be signs up so you can find your way.
Penguins – Wednesday
Puffins – Thursday
Trip to The Lookout
Friday 25th May – children need to wear joggers, leggings or other long trousers. No jeans please. On the top – school polo shirt and school jumper. Please ensure the children have a rain coat and a sun hat. Lunch in a named disposable bag with all items including water bottles that are disposable.
Thank you to all the parent helpers who offered to come on the trip and completed their DBS.
The children are busy exploring dinosaurs this week. We have been creating dinosaur patterns in clay and exploring length.
Please find this week’s challenges below.