Hi Class 3, a big Welcome to our new class page!
I am very excited about being your teacher in September. I have taught quite a lot of you before, so I know what an amazing group of children you are! I am already planning some great topics for the Autumn term and I know we will have a lot of fun while we are learning. Mrs Almond will be working with us in Class 3, and she too is busy preparing for a fantastic return to school.
I am looking forward to seeing some of you in school over the next couple weeks. Although it will be a bit different to what we have been used to, we will be doing lots of fun activities, and there will be plenty of time for talking and sharing experiences. If you are coming in, please could you begin to think about 'One Word Wednesday'. This involves you thinking of one word only that best describes how you are feeling about coming back to school and into a new class group with a new teacher. You don't have to put your name on the word, just write it down so it can be stuck onto the board. We will use these for a circle time discussion on your first transition day. If you are not coming in, you might want to think of a word and email it to school so I can print it off and include it on our wall.
I would also love it if you would all write me a short letter to let me know more about yourself. I will read these over the Summer holidays. You might include your favourite things (colour, animal, food, film, song), things you are good at (in and out of school), anything you are concerned about going into the new school year, things you would like help with, people you work well with (this isn't always your best friends!) and any other interesting facts about you. Please bring it with you on your transition day, or again, email it to me if you are not able to come. I too will be writing you all a letter about me which you can take home and read over the Summer holidays. This will help us get to know each other better.
Finally, I would like to set you a Summer Holiday Challenge. Please could you decorate a shoe box (or similar) in any way you like. You could cover it in wrapping paper, paint it, create a collage, cut out pictures and stick on...whatever you fancy. Then, I would love you to find items over the Summer break, that tell us something about you, and put these in your box. For example, if you go away, you might pop in a postcard or photo of where you went, or you might include an interesting seed/leaf/stone that you found on a walk etc. Please can you aim to have 4 or 5 things in your box. We will share these with each other in our first week back.
Well...I think this will keep you all busy! Have fun, stay safe and I will see you all soon.