Welcome to the Autumn Term and an especially warm welcome to those families joining our Combe School Community in Reception this year.

Our Big Question this term is “Is Light Important?”. We will be exploring what this means across all areas of the curriculum. We are looking forward to learning about Space, The Great Fire of London, Florence Nightingale and building our own Tudor House models!

This term we are starting our PSED focus with the book “The Colour Monster” and learning to name and identify the different emotions.

P.E this term for Year One is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and for Reception on Wednesdays. Please could children come to school dressed in their P.E kits on those days.

For Year One children, Mathletics and Spelling homework (via Readiwriter) will be set each week on a Thursday and we also encourage children to read 5 nights a week. Achievements are shared each week in our Celebration Worship where certificates are awarded for number of nights reading at home.

As well as their school reading book, each child has a library book chosen from school to take home and share, this will be changed every Wednesday.

Phonics for each Year Group is taught daily to ensure the children make rapid progress. In Reception, children’s reading books are closely matched to their phonics skills to ensure they can practise blending sounds together to make words.

Thank you for all your support, it is very much appreciated.