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Welcome to Grasshopper class. The staff are really looking forward to a new term after such an unsettled and difficult year so far. It will be great to finally get to know you and your child. We hope everyone is looking forward to the autumn term as much as we are! We will be working hard to ensure your child settles in well and makes lots of new friends.

Mrs Barrow will be the class teacher supported by Mrs Ennis and Mrs Shaw. Mrs Ennis is also our early years family support worker.

Our topic for the Autumn term is ‘All About Me!’ We will start the year with a selection of familiar books;

Starting School by Janet and Alan Alberg

Peace at Last by Jill Murphy

Titch by Pat Hutchins

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Spot’s Harvest by Eric Hill.

We will finish this half term by reading ‘ Zog ’ by Julia Donaldson. This will give the children the opportunity to talk about what they are good at and what they enjoy doing.

After October half term the focus will turn to ‘People Who Help Us.’  Grasshoppers and Dragonflies will learn about the emergency services and people who help us within our communities and families.

The children will be taking part in story telling activities, sharing their likes and dislikes with their new friends, talking about their family, getting to know each other, using basic maths skills and settling into their new environment.

Reading packs and homework activities will go home once the children are in school full time.  PE will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Remember your child can come to school in their PE kit for the whole session due to our current situation. 

Finally, feel free to email ( or phone if you have any questions or concerns.