Welcome to Reception
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Welcome to Reception
May I take this opportunity to welcome you into the Copp family. This is such a special time in the school life of your child and we look forward to getting to know you and your child. As they put on their uniform for the first time I’m sure you’ll be brimming with pride but wonder where the time has gone since they were a baby!
Important Dates for Autumn 1
Tuesday 3rd September: School opens and Spirituality Day
Monday 9th September: Copp Cadets Starts!
Wednesday 11th September: Online Safety Day
Friday 13th September: Welcome Service
Tuesday 17th September: Meet the Teacher (Y1 - Y6)
Wednesday 25th September: Meet the Teacher (YR)
Thursday 26th September: Music Day
Friday 27th September: Macmillan Coffee Morning
Wednesday 2nd October: Parent Phonics Meeting 6pm
Sunday 6th October: St Anne's Church Harvest Service
Thursday 10th October: Y6 Worship
Thursday 17th October: Disco
Friday 18th October: Dragons' Den
Saturday 19th October: Elswick Church Harvest Service
21st, 22nd and 23rd October: Y6 Tower Wood
Wednesday 23rd October: Non-Uniform and break up at 3.15pm
Staff in Pegasus Class
Class Teacher: Mr M. Harding
Teaching Assistant: Ms C. Ogden
PPA Teaching: Mrs H. Twigg and Mrs D. Taylor
*We are always looking for parent / grandparent volunteers to help with reading and classroom jobs, even a couple of hours a week is a huge help, with the promise of tea, coffee and biscuits! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping us in class.*
Every half term we will have a broad topic title. Throughout the year, adults and children plan what we will learn. As inspiration, most of our learning will be based around a story. Working together to shape our learning and experiences means everyone is motivated and engaged in what we do. Our ideas can take our learning in many exciting directions.
This year we will be studying the following five topics:
Autumn 1: Superheroes
Autumn 2: Peter Pan
Spring 1: People Who Help Us
Spring 2: Traditional Tales
Reading Books / Library Books
Each child will be given a reading diary and some school books to bring home to read. Please leave a comment in your child’s reading diary so that school staff know how much of the book has been read. We will also check each the children's reading diaries frequently to see if they require new books to take home.
The children will be doing PE on a Monday, with other Physical Development learning throughout the rest of the week. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit (white t-shirt, shorts, plain tracksuit bottoms, pumps and trainers) in school at all times (and all clearly labelled).
The children may also bring in their own water bottles from in from home, but please make sure that they are labelled also.
In Key Stage 1 the children receive free fruit as an afternoon snack and will be encouraged to try everything.
If your child wishes to have milk please visit the website www.coolmilk.com and register. Cool Milk will then add your child to the list, ready for the following week.
Tapestry is a lovely way to share experiences from school and home. We would like to hear and see photos of what you have been dong at home. Have you been to grandma’s house, a party, played a game or have been to the park?
I would again like to thank you in advance for all your support this year and if you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me on ClassDojo/Tapestry or come in and see me.
Thank you for visiting our class page!
Mr M. Harding