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Dear Parents,

Welcome back!  We hope you have had a great summer.  With the weather this week, the summer seems to be fading fast but it is always exciting starting a new year in school.  The children have come back to school full of enthusiasm and it has been great to be in classes and see the buzz of learning.

 

There are lots of exciting and new things happening in school this term so please see the attached list of dates.  We would like to share with you as much as we can so are planning an open day, craft afternoons, harvest, Christmas performances and lots more so please join us!  To share with you what we are doing this term, we would like to invite you to school at 6pm on Thursday 21st September.  Please come along as this will be a time to see the school, share what we are planning and speak to teachers about what is happening in each class.  

We also have twitter up and running and each class will be tweeting pictures during the week so please sign up to receive them.  Follow us on:  @CamblesSchool .  

Because well being, self esteem, self belief, aspiration and understanding the values of a community are key factors impacting on our children’s learning we now have a room called ‘The Hub’ where much of our restorative and PSHCE curriculum is delivered to all of our children, exploring themes such as going for goals, getting on/falling out, bullying, new beginnings and changes.  We would like to invite you next Thursday 14th September at 3pm to celebrate the opening of our hub.  This will be an opportunity for you to look round the hub and talk to Mrs Bell about the work we do in school to promote children’s wellbeing.  There will be tea, coffee and cake so we hope you can join us.

Writing and basic maths skills (including times tables) are our key school development focus this year.  Parent support with this is so important but parents have often said in the past they they are not quite sure how writing and maths is taught and don’t want to teach the wrong way at home so we will also be holding some maths and writing workshops over this term and next.    

To get good writers, being a good reader is crucial so we have invested in a new guided reading scheme and are reorganising the reading scheme that children read at home.  This will be completed by next week and children will get their home reading books then.  In the meantime, please read books from home.  To help with reading and writing at home, we have also planned a phonics workshop on Monday 25th September at 3.30pm and 6pm so again, please join us if you can.      

It should be a great term!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to your class teacher or myself.

Many thanks for your support,

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