Autumn Term 2 2020
School arrival and pick up times continue to be staggered. Year 1 arrival time is now from 8.40am on the Key Stage 1 playground and Year 1 collection time is 3.05pm from the Key Stage 1 gate at the front of the school. This has been working well over the past half term, thank you for your support.
This half term will continue to settle back into the school environment and routines. This half term children are expected to take on a little bit more independence during the lessons. We will continue to support your child with the transition from play based learning to a more formal style of learning which will then be continued throughout the year. We are now following ‘Maths No Problem’ lessons for our Maths and ‘Talk for Writing’ in our English lessons.
Our topic this half term is ‘School Days’. This topic focuses on what Southill School would have been like in past as well as comparing school life in the past to the present. We will be outside for PE on Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has a suitable PE kit in school everyday as we will be working around the weather, therefore PE may be on a different day some weeks.
Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress. Phonics will be taught daily at 9.05am.
Due to the current circumstances interactions with staff will be limited. If you have any questions, queries or photos that you would like to share please email me at