Term 5 has arrived and the children have made so much progress this year! We are now starting our new topic which is ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. We will be reading and exploring the story The Rainbow Fish!
What a super term we have had! Imperial Class have worked extremely hard. They have made some lovely shape patterns this week and used some mind blowing language when making their play dough.
The children have been very busy working hard wrapping presents in our Elf workshops, we have been writing letters to Father Christmas and posting these in our class letter box.
We now have our own play dough making machines in our classroom, come and look at what colour play dough we have made this week.
A big well done to Usman for settling into our class so well and making friends. This week we have chosen for Cody to be our star of the week for his super behaviour, keep it up Cody!
Daniellius was a super friend this week, he used kind hands and followed all class rules.
He will also be celebrating his birthday this weekend ' Happy Birthday Daniellius!!'
This week the children have loved their first full week in Imperial class. The children have loved exploring with slime with shiny letters in our sensory tray. They have been measuring their friends and themselves. Can you guess who was the tallest? The children got very creative whilst making their own bed time stories. I was amazed to hear them count so well, we used pegs on hangers to count and matched number card and numicon.
Well done to all the children that read their first reading book at home this week.
What a fantastic week it has been and I am sure the children are ready for a nice rest ready to start again on Monday!!
Please enjoy watching our slide show of all the fantastic learning that took place this week.
This week we have had a number of children that received the star of day so a big well done to the following children for fantastic behaviour and using kind hands all the time; Demi-Grace, Xianna, Daniellius and Torin.
Welcome to Imperial Class! I am your class teacher Mrs Bratch and we also have Ms Cullen who will be working with us. You have all done so well in your first week and I am looking forward to exploring, having fun and learning new things with you and at times getting messy!
On this page you will find photos and information about our current learning and any important dates you need to remember.
This term our topic is 'The wonderful things you will be' and this focuses on you and things and people that are important to you. We will learn about your family, your likes and dislikes and the things that interest you. We will explore new books that are linked to our topic. Get ready to have some fun!!
For you parents/carers....
I know you're rather busy
First day back, there's just no time
A whole new class of little ones
And this one here is mine
I'm sure you have things covered
And have done this lots before
But my boy is very little
He hasn't long turned four
In his uniform this morning
He looked so tall and steady
But now beside your great big school
I’m not quite sure he’s ready
Do you help them eat their lunch?
Are you quick to soothe their fears?
And if he falls and hurts his knee
Will someone dry his tears?
And what if no-one plays with him?
What if someone’s mean?
What if two kids have a fight
And he’s caught in between?
You’re right, I have to leave now
It’s time for him to go
I’m sure he’ll learn so much from you
Things that I don’t know
Yes, I’m sure they settle quickly
That he’s fine now without me
I know he has to go to school
It’s just so fast, you see
It seems like just a blink ago
I first held him in my arms
It’s been my job to love, to teach
To keep him safe from harm
So, when I wave goodbye in a moment
And he turns to walk inside
Forgive me if I crumple
Into tears of loss and pride
I know as I give him one more kiss
And watch him walk away,
That he’ll never again be wholly mine
As he was before today.
I understand that you are scared
to wave your child goodbye
and leave him in a teacher’s hands
don’t worry if you cry!
I’m used to weeping parents
It’s hard to leave I know.
But it’s time to share him (just a bit)
To help him learn and grow.
Let me reassure you
That I’ll give your child my best
I’ll wipe his tears, soothe his fears
And change his dirty vest!
If your darling child is full of cold
I’ll blow their nose all day
Just like you, I’ll care for them
In a special way.
I’ll treat him like I would my own
I’ll catch him from a fall and
If there is ANY problem
I’ll be sure to tell you all.
It’s true he’ll grow to love us
They’ll talk of school a lot
It doesn’t mean they hate you
And that you should lose the plot!
I’ll tell you a secret..
That when your child is here
They talk to me as much of you
Of this please have no fear.
You’ll always be their mother
Whilst teachers come and go
To them you are their number one
This I truly know.
Soon you’ll see some changes
In your little girl or boy
They’ll become more independent
And to see this, it’s a joy!
I’ll teach them all I have to give
To share, climb and to write
But to you they safely will return
To tuck them in at night.
With love from a teacher…
Author Emma Robinson