Welcome to Mercury Class and Wincanton Primary School
Your teacher is Miss Fournier, Mrs Berridge, Mrs Russell and Mrs Hunt will help in your class too.
Your first day at School will be Tuesday 4th September. Some of you will be starting in the morning and some in the afternoon.
From Wednesday 5th September to Friday 7th September everyone will be in until 12.
Monday 10th - Friday 14th September everyone is in until 1.30
Monday 17th September all children stay til 3.15.
Your first Learning Experience will be Magnificent me!
Hook: Children will be filling in their decorated shoe boxes to share with the class. We call these our Personal Passports.
Please send in a shoe box or similar by the end of the first week – 7th September.
The children will share their special objects in their shoe box with the class. We shall record their discussion and share it with you on Tapestry. Please ensure you signed up to Tapestry in order to view the video of your child.
Take home task:
To bring in a shoebox, decorate it at school and then take home again to be filled with 5 special things that tell us more about them e.g. photos of family, favourite toy, places they like. To share this with the class and explain why these things are important to them.
In this learning experience our main focus will be to help the children settle into school, make new friends and learn their daily routines. They will also be introduced to adults they will meet on daily basis during the school day as well as adults in their classroom.
They will be encouraged to develop their independence in caring for their bodies and understand their basic safety rules as well as dressing themselves for physical education lessons.
We will use our Personal Passport shoe boxes to place items in to help the children talk about our family, friends, likes and dislikes. They will decorate their shoeboxes for their Personal Passports. They will use mirrors to help them make observations of their face and draw self-portraits.
When they are sharing their Personal passports the children develop their speaking and listening skills and learn to ask each other questions.
Throughout the term children will begin early literacy skills.
Throughout the term children will begin early mathematical skills.
How you can support your child at home: