Dear parents / guardians,
Hope all of you had a well-deserved rest and that you had some quality time with your loved ones, some time to laugh and have fun.
I must say we missed the children over the holidays. We take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year full of good health, love and peace.
Tomorrow we start our 2nd term. So it is time to roll up our sleeves and start working together just as we did for the first term, children and parents alike.
Some important points regarding 2nd term
- This is an important term for the children as they start writing their letters in the appropriate formation. At first it will be slightly tough, and they might take long to adjust but as they get used to it, they will get better and better at the task. They will eventually take less time to complete their work.
- So please praise them a lot when they show you at home the letter or number we would have written even if their lines might not be quite straight, or a curl does not look like a curl at all. We need to build their confidence together.
- It is very important that you follow the blog to use the same wording and formation in writing that we use in class so as not to confuse the children.
- Please do not forget to send over the little task I assigned during the holidays. The children had to picture read a book from home with you as part of their quality time and then draw a picture of what they liked or disliked in the book. With your help on the same paper there has to be the name of the book, the author and a one liner of what they liked or disliked in the story. Practically the usual task they have to do with the school library book every week but instead using a book from home.
- Another important factor we are aiming for this second term is child independence in class. Now that the children have settled well we need to foster in them the ability of doing their little yet important tasks themselves: like putting their lunch bag in their assigned coloured box, taking out their folders from the bag, taking their school bag outside the classroom door etc. As parents you need to help us in this by leaving your children at the door and not come in the classroom with them even if they cry. Sometimes they play up if you linger at the door. They always settle down when you leave so don’t worry. We need to help them mature together.
PJB Teaching Team