We would like to take the chance to say a huge welcome to St Michael's and to let you know just how wonderfully your little ones have settled into school life. It is a pleasure to see lots of beaming smiles each morning. Even with the changes due to Covid, the children have been busy forming lovely friendships and immersing themselves in the exciting learning in their new environment.
Because of Covid restrictions, unfortunately we are unable to conduct parents’ evening in the usual face to face way this term, so please look out for details of how to sign up for a phone call appointment. In place of our usual parent information evening about how to help at home, Mrs Thorley has prepared a presentation with audio accompaniment. It will take around 25-30 minutes to watch and listen. We hope that you find the presentation useful, particularly with regard to helping your child learn to read:
The video contains additional links which are all listed here
One way in which you could help your child to become more independent at school is to help them to practice putting on and taking off their coat.
Zips, buttons and poppers have proven to be tricky for little fingers, so getting your child to do it themselves at home is one way to help build their confidence to fasten their own at school.
Checking that your child can put on their own socks, shoes, gloves/mittens, as well as putting on and removing a t-shirt, jumper/cardigan, trousers or dress/skirt will not only help them when getting changed for PE at school but it will teach them very important life skills.
We look forward to seeing the children proudly showing us their dressing skills over the coming weeks!
Please take care everyone and keep safe.