Wednesday 9th January 2019
Welcome back Sparrowhawks!
I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. Thank you for starting this term so positively and for making me feel so welcome as your new teacher. I know that new faces and new surroundings can be quite challenging and overwhelming at first (for you and me!) but I have been so impressed by the way you have all come in with a 'growth mindset', ready to challenge yourselves and grow those brains! We have a new team in Sparrowhawks - Miss Tottle is the new Year 5 TA and Miss Stevenson is going to be working within the Sparrowhawks classroom every day. I trust you will make them feel as welcome as you have me! Our motto for this week has been "Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn." This saying is so relevant and important - we should celebrate when we don't know something because it means we are going to learn something new and that's what life is all about! This week in Science, we dissected some tulip flowers to learn about how flowers reproduce. In English, we are learning about what makes a great adventure story! Our new Guided Reading book is called Street Child, which was set in the Victorian era. This links with our History topic as we will be learning about the Victorians.
- Swimming is on a Tuesday. Please ensure your child brings their swimming kit (trunks/costume, towel, hat)
- Outdoor PE is on Fridays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on this day. This term, we will be having hockey lessons with a Bracknell Forest Hockey Coach.
- Reading records need to be brought to school every day. They will be handed out each evening. Please ensure you engage with your child as a reader and write comments in their book about how they are doing.
- Homework - the new grid was handed out on 9.1.19. Please encourage your child to complete their homework to a high standard.
Finally, please ask your child about how their school days have been and what they have been learning. If you have anything you would like to discuss, please do come and speak to me in the mornings before the bell goes (I'll be on the playground from 8:40). I wish for every child in Sparrowhawks class to feel safe and happy, so I will always endeavour to do my very best to ensure this is the case.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year and a great 2019!