Hares

Welcome to Hares' Class!
 
Teachers: Miss Salmon & Mrs Williamson
TAs: Mrs Brine, Mrs Welsh, Miss Loader, Mrs Hulland & Mrs Seymour
(not all at the same time!) 
 
Autumn Term 2020
Mrs Williamson continues to teach Hares' class on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings, whilst Miss Salmon teaches on a Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. 
 
Whilst our main focus in the first couple of weeks will be to support the pupils with coming back into school after such a long time away from the classroom, our expectation will be that they will continue to receive a broad and balanced curriculum. 
 
Our autumn term topic for the whole school is based around the theme of ‘Change’. Hares will be focusing on ‘Change in the woodland’ and will study Enid Blyton’s ‘The Enchanted Wood.’ In the first couple of weeks, we will be studying the poem ‘Rain Before Rainbows’ by Smriti Halls – this will help the pupils deal with the emotions they may be feeling associated with returning to school.
 
PE will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays - please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit  on these days. 
 
For more detail about what the children will be learning this term, please refer to Hares'Autumn Term 2020 Parent letter which was sent out at the end of week 1.
 
 
Keeping Safe Online
 
Numerous children across the school are regularly using social media inappropriately. Please visit https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ for guidelines to age appropriateness of most sites. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Youtube all have age limits of 13 to be able to sign up. If your child is signing up for this without your permission they are breaking the site’s rules. Any unsupervised use of Youtube in particular is greatly discouraged – we consider the quantity of inappropriate content that children have access to through this website to be grossly unsuitable. We advise using the ‘Youtube Kids’ app or only using Youtube in family rooms/with supervision. Please monitor and vet your children’s devices – you are helping to safeguard your child’s wellbeing by doing so, it is not an invasion of their privacy.
 
Home Learning
 
Useful Websites to support your child's learning:
As part of our 'Change' Topic, we are exploring the idea of changing our woodland into an enchanted woodland. Initially, we explored the woodland to try and see if we could locate different features and objects, and then plot them on a map. Later, we used our mirrors to explore what was above us.