Happy New Year and welcome back to Middlefield.
Unfortunately you will know that schools have been closed (apart from to key worker and vulnerable children) as coronavirus cases continue to rise. There is a further information regarding this in the parents section of the website. For children learning from home in EYFS, we have created a page section called 'Home Learning' on our class page which has details for your home learning timetable and the weekly updated activity grids which will mirror the activities that we will be completing in school. We will also be communicating with home learners daily via Tapestry.
Our first topic is a winter themed topic where we will be reading 'The Snowman' and 'The Snow Queen'. Children will have the chance to take part in lots of winter themed activities, such as experimenting with ice, designing and crafting ice cream cones, and using equipment to free animals from frozen ice trays. In school, the children will now be having PE on Thursdays so please send them in with relevant clothing on this day.
Later in the term, our topic will be 'Superheroes' which is often a favourite for many of the children. Children will be able to create their own superhero, including a mask, design superhero cities and will take part in rescue missions in line with characters from our stories.
In phonics, the children are now learning phase 3 sounds so will now be looking at further digraphs. We will continue to recap phase 2 sounds and will be helping the children to further develop their blending when reading words with known sounds. We will continue to work on their key words and ask that you continue to support us by practising these regularly at home.