RM - Miss McLoughin 2023 - 2024
Class Teacher: Miss McLoughlin
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Leonard & Mrs Martin
We are delighted to have your child in our class and look forward to being part of their learning journey. See below some useful information regarding our class. Please see everything we have been up to in the 'Gallery' section below or within our school app.
CLASS PHOTO COMING SOON
(PHOTO TO BE TAKEN ASAP IN SEPTEMBER SO THAT ALL STUDENTS ARE ON THE PHOTO)
Throughout the year, please be sure to visit our class gallery regularly as it will contain updates regarding our class activities, including photographs for you to see for yourself how our exciting curriculum engages and stimulates your child. The easiest way to access our class gallery is via the School Spider app, however you can also click on the gallery picture below.
Autumn Term 1: Me and My World
- Literacy – We will be using the Read Write Inc scheme to teach phonics. This half term we will be reading the following texts: A Little Bit Brave, The Three Little Pigs, Six Dinner Sid, The Smartest Giant in Town, Cops and Robbers and Leafman.
- Maths – We are following the Maths No Problem scheme. Our focus this half term is number and pattern. We will be exploring different ways of representing numbers up to 10.
- Understanding the World – Our topic this half term is 'Me and My World'. We will be exploring and discussing different families, sorting different types of houses depending on their features and how different people help us within the community e.g. bus drivers, hairdressers, shop keepers. We will also have the opportunity to visit our local church to explore a significant landmark within our local area.
- Physical Development - In this unit, children will be introduced to Physical Education and structured movement through the topic of 'everyday life'. They will spend time learning basic principles of a PE lesson such as safely using space, stopping safely, using and sharing equipment and working individually, with a partner and group. They will take part in activities which will develop fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping and skipping. Children will also play simple games and begin to understand and use rules.
- Expressive Arts & Design – Children will be learning to create collaboratively, sharing ideas, resources and skills. They will learn to listen attentively, move to and talk about music, expressing their feelings and responses and develop storylines in their pretend play.
We are very proud of our ‘Woodland Learning’ offering, where your child will be experiencing a range of new skills in our forest every week. We want you to make the most of every session whatever the weather, so you will need to be appropriately dressed. Please make sure you wear PE/Woodland uniform on your ‘Woodland Learning Day’.
RM's Woodland Learning day is Friday
Your child will also need to bring in waterproof clothes in a waterproof, draw-string bag and wellington boots. As the weather becomes colder they may also want to bring an extra jumper/fleece, an extra pair of warm socks, waterproof gloves and a warm hat.
Please ensure your child does not attend school wearing their wellies and arrives in alternative footwear as this ensures the spread of mud around school is kept to a minimum.
It is essential that you wear appropriate clothing for P.E.
Children should attend school in their PE/Woodland uniform on PE days. Black pumps or trainers must be worn for both sessions.
RM will have PE on Monday
Please visit our class gallery regularly to see what we have been learning at school.
Updates will be notified to you via our School Spider app . Via the app you will be able to access gallery updates, school calendar and also school communications.
The first time you log in to the app, you will be required to click "forgotten password" link. This will allow you to set a password and access the app. Please note some devices automatically include a capital at the beginning of entry fields, so please ensure the appropriate lower or upper case option is set for any characters you are entering.
If you have any problems accessing the app, please contact the School Office who will be happy to help.
It is expected that your child is reading a minimum of 3x per week. However, you are encouraged to read every day.
Code of Conduct
We will be looking at our 3 character traits: Look after yourself, Look after each other, and Look after our School. Any children following our code of conduct will be presented with ‘Dojo points’ which will enable them to receive a reward. Any children breaking any part of the code of conduct will be given a warning, which may be followed by a sanction.
At TPS we have a code of conduct that all children are expected to follow. We need your support to implement this. Please also see our Behaviour Policy.
School Dinners & Snacks
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a school lunch, as this is funded by the Governments Universal Free School Meals Scheme. Children in these year groups are not required to bring a packed lunch as both hot and cold options are available daily for children to chose from.
Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 may purchase a school dinner at a cost of £2.10 per day/£10.50 per week, which should be paid for in advance via ParentPay. Alternatively, children in these years may bring a packed lunch to school if they wish.
Please see lunch menus for further information.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will receive a daily healthy fruit snack for them to consume during morning break.
All children in remaining years (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) are requested to bring fruit /a healthy snack to school for their morning break.
Any named items will be returned to your child’s class. Please ensure all items of uniform are clearly marked with your child’s name (not just initials). All lost property is collected by each year group and is available for checking at each home time for parents/carers to claim any lost items. If you cannot attend at this time, please speak to your child’s teacher. Alternatively another parent/carer may claim lost uniform on your behalf.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child or school, please do not hesitate to discuss these with your child’s class teachers in the first instance.