warm welcome to Room 4. The next few weeks will be a time of settling in, as we
get to know each other and the children adjust to new class routines. My aim is
to achieve a positive, supportive classroom atmosphere, where children will
meet success in a variety of classroom activities. Our focus in the first term
will be getting to know one another and establishing the ways in which we will
work and play together in a respectful, co-operative way.
is that your child will make his/her best progress when there is a close
partnership between home and school. You know your child best and I hope you
will share this knowledge with me. Please feel free to approach me with any
concerns you may have over your child’s education or welfare. If I have any
celebrations or concerns, I will bring them to your attention as soon as
possible. I do have school meeting commitments after school on Mondays and Tuesdays
but I will always endeavour to make a time to see you, as soon as possible.
Many issues are easily solved with a brief chat.
encourage children with their learning and behaviour, a positive management
programme operates in Room 4. Each day, a child who has worked co-operatively
and well, will be chosen as “Star of the Day”. That person will sit on the
“Star” chair for the next day and will have special privileges.
helpers are a very important part of our programme at Burnham School. If you
have skills you are willing to share, please contact me, so that we can arrange
to make use of your talents.
begins next week. Please ensure all items of clothing, including
towels, are named and in a sturdy bag.
Homework will be given each day. Instructional readers will come home Monday –
Thursday and on Friday, the “Poem of the Week” comes home to share. Sometimes
there will be other activities, associated with the classroom programme. I ask
that you find a quiet time to share the reading book with your child,
encouraging them in their efforts. Regular practice at home, does promote
reading success. The book that comes home will have been read in class and your
child should have little difficulty sharing it with you at home. Please return
the books each day and sign the Home Reading Log.
be a Lost Property Box just inside the door, for items left around the
classroom during the day. To assist, please ensure all items of clothing are
In Brief :
child has only been at school a few months, many of last year’s stationary
supplies will still be unused -
especially the large scrapbooks. I am very happy to use these books, so please
do not buy books you do not need.
Please do not name your child’s pens,
pencils and glue sticks. I collect these in and distribute them as needed
during the year. There are no “lost” pencils in Room 4, as each table has a
Please remember named sunhats are
required each day.
happy for the children to have water bottles in the classroom.
Our Library Day is Friday.
keep an eye on the Room 4 Blog, for notices from me and wonderful work from
looking forward to working with you and your child in 2014.