Welcome to Chepstow Class!
Our teachers are Mrs Broomfield and
Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Low
This term we will initially be settling in to our new class and learning the new routines, before finding out about our castle- Chepstow. Then we will be focusing on History and finding out all about the life and times of Queen Elizabeth 1. Please see the Autumn term curriculum maps below to find out about our learning across all the Curriculum subjects.
We will try to share your child's learning with you on a regular basis via Seesaw. Do ask if you are not sure how to access this, as lots of useful information will also be sent this way. You will also be able to send us messages via Seesaw and we will try to respond promptly.
Chepstow Class PE sessions will be on Tuesdays and Fridays, and this term we ask that children come to school in their PE kit on those days (white t-shirt and black shorts) and wearing suitable shoes.They can wear their sweatshirt and tracksuit bottoms if they are likely to feel the cold.
For the time being we will not be having our usual fruit and veg deliveries, so the children can bring their own healthy snack for their morning break. Please ensure it does not contain nuts.
Children will also need to bring their water bottle.
We would ask you to read with your child as often as possible- it really does make a huge difference to their progress. If they are not in the mood to read to you, it is fine to read to them or to take it in turns to read a page each- it should be an enjoyable experience, not a chore! They will bring books home from school, but they may sometimes rather read things they choose at home or at the library and you are welcome to record this in their yellow reading records. Talking about what they have read or asking questions about a story you have read to them is also invaluable and we are really grateful for your support in this area. This term we will be putting returned books into quarantine for 72 hours before they are given out again!
Spelling lists will be sent home towards the beginning of term (once phonics assessments have been completed) and will be tested on Fridays. They may practise a particular phonic pattern, or be taken from the "common exception words" list of high frequency words that are tricky to spell.