14th January, 2008

Dear Parents

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday. This term, Miss Hutchinson’s class has a final year student from Worcester University, Mr Skelton. She will be working closely with him and we are sure the class will benefit from having 2 teachers!

Our topic this half term is Famous People throughout history. The children will be finding out why people did things and what happened as a result, and also making comparisons between ways of life at different times. If you have anything of interest that relates to this topic, please do encourage your child to bring it in to show.

The week beginning 28th January is our music week. We are hoping to include famous musicians and music from the past, alongside all the other exciting activities that are being planned.

Following music week our focus will change to the science topic of healthy Living and we will be starting by looking at the basic needs of humans and other animals.

In RE the children will be learning about different Jewish celebrations with Ms Gilbert. They will have the opportunity to taste some traditional Jewish food, so please let us know if your child has an allergy to any food items. They will also be working with Mrs Lee and Mrs Mitchell to complete another exciting art project.

Thank you to all of you who work so hard at home with reading and other homework. It really does make a difference to your child’s progress. Please do pop in if you have any queries or worries, we are available most days after school.

Best wishes,

Janet Liddington     Hannah Hutchinson