Welcome to Parrots class
Our Class Team
|Mrs Rogers - class teacher||Mrs Aves - Teaching assistant||Mrs Munro- Learning support assistant|
We are so excited to welcome you to Parrots class and to welcome the children at the start of their journey at Ascot Heath Primary school. Below you will find some information that may come in handy, but do please send us an email or ask us on the door if you have any questions. We are very happy to chat to you and support you, as we know and understand that this isn't new just for the children, but for some of you too.
PE - Our PE days are Monday and Friday. All PE kit should be kept in school for the half term and we will send it home for a wash at the end.
It is particularly important that on these days any shoulder length hair is tied back and earrings removed.
Outdoor area- We use our outdoor area all year round. Something very useful for the children to have in school is a pair of wellies. We do have some spares but often children prefer to wear their own. The children also should bring their coats in every day just in case we have a sudden downpour.
Forest schools- We are very lucky to have Mrs Ringrose and our lovely wild garden which backs onto our outdoor area. Children will take part in forest schools once a week and as the weather gets colder and wetter the children will need to bring in clothing that you don't mind getting wet or muddy. e.g. old joggers, waterproof coat, waterproof trousers if you have them. Our forest schools day will be confirmed shortly.
Children's belongings- Please do make sure that all your child's belongings are labelled with their names. This will help us out greatly and save us a lot of time as the children learn to look after their own things.
We encourage the children not to bring in things from home such as a special teddy or toy. We would hate for these special things to get lost or broken. They can also cause a distraction too from the children's learning.
On occasion we may invite children to bring in something but we will always inform you of this first.
Communication - It is very important to us that we work with you to get the best for your child. If you would like to chat to us the best time is after school (unless it is something urgent for that day, then let us know in the morning) or if you contact the office via email or phone and we will make time to see you. The school office are very good at helping to solve any day to day issues such as ordering school lunches etc.
Our learning this term.
In Reception, we follow the Early years curriculum through child based learning. This means that we teach the children the things they need to learn through their own interests. Because of this we tend not to have Quests like in our other year groups.
However we will start our school year with a Quest, which will allow us to get to know the children.
Our Quest is called 'The Jungle club.'
Each week/fortnight the children will be encouraged to complete 3 Jungle club challenges. There will be a bronze, silver and gold challenge and when they complete them they be able to add this to a special award chart.
Our Key texts that we will use are:
All are Welcome by Alexandra Pendfold
and You Choose by Pippa Goodheart