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Marvellous Me!


Firstly, we would like to welcome you and your child to Baddow Hall Infant School. We feel privileged to be part of your child’s journey through education. Ensuring your child has a positive start to school is our main focus and is why we spend the first half term getting to know your child.


Our topic this half term is ‘Marvellous Me’ and our focus is exactly that. We will start off by settling your child into school, focusing on friendships and getting your child used to the setting and the routines of school. From this, we will build upon name recognition, number recognition and counting skills. This will provide us with an exact baseline of your child’s current abilities and we can ensure that our early years planning caters for developing your child’s skills further.


As well as getting to know your child, a big part of this term is spent getting your child to engage in a wide variety of activities both in and outside the classroom. Some of these activities will be:

· Developing number understanding through practical activities

· Painting using different tools

· Developing pencil skills

· Learning basic scissor skills

· Messy play

And many, many more…


Literacy Focus:

This half term our focus is getting your child to recognise their name and to develop their pencil control and grip. For our reading focus, we will be working on Phase 1 and 2 phonics.


Mathematics Focus:

This half term our focus will be on developing an understanding of the numbers 1-5, focusing on place value, counting, number recognition and addition and subtraction by sorting into groups.


A few reminders:

· Ensure all school clothes are clearly labelled

· Bring your child’s water bottle to school everyday and their book bag every Monday and Friday

· Make sure you have registered your child for school milk

· Pre-order school dinners for the half term


How to help at home:

· Read lots of stories

· Recognise letters and numbers in your environment

· Count anything and everything (e.g. steps, jumps, objects)

· Talk about the school day (use Class Dojo to support this)

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