Welcome to Earth Class.

The children have returned following the Easter break with energy and enthusiasm that is typical of our engaged and inspirational mini community. We have ‘hit the ground running’ and have continued to display our ‘behaviours for life’ in our educational conduct so far this term.

Our topic this term is ‘Changes’ and our starting related CCC question is ‘How are environments affected by changes?’. This is a perfect opportunity to explore and enrich our knowledge of classification of animals, seasonal changes, plants, changing materials, local environments and a study of a locality outside of the UK. We aspire to educate you in the lives of families in the village of Tuacaro in Mexico! The children have begun to explore this question through writing, geography, science and art, and will be inspired to learn through a variety of exciting stimuli. We hope to enrich our curriculum with a visit to Sutton Courtenay Outdoor Education Centre. As well as this Years 1 and 2 will be thrilled to engage in another unit of Forest School visits, which will return after the half term break. Please watch this space for more details!

PE days this term are Tuesdays and Fridays. Again Games Skills will be taught through a multi-skills approach – Real PE. This term we will begin by develop Creative Skills. Of course our dance units will begin with preparations for May Day, a worthy and exciting tradition here at Combe Primary School. Gymnastics will then follow later in the summer term. Please have labelled kit in school all week.

Show and tell is alternate Thursdays. Please watch out for a weekly Dojo with the fortnightly theme.

Maths homework is given out on Monday. Please return to Mrs Legge once completed. It is due in the following Monday. New spellings will be given every Tuesday with an informal assessment on the following Monday. Spellodrome and Mathletics will be assigned every Monday.

Thank you for your continued support in fostering your children’s smooth and independent entrance to the classroom every morning. Not only have recent changes improved safeguarding practice, but the calm and smooth transition into the school day is very positive. The children are safe and well nurtured in our capable hands.