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Cottesmore Academy

Think, believe, dream, dare…

Term 1

Welcome to Cottesmore Academy! We are so excited to have you with us to embark on an exciting learning journey.


This term will be spent getting to know each other and building up relationships with our new friends. We will be creating our very own class rules, talking about all of the different things that interest us and discussing what we would like to learn about throughout the year.


Soon, we will begin our Read Write Inc. phonics program and your child will be learning a new sound almost every day of the week. We use a range of resources to help the children explore letter formation (foam, glitter, mud etc.). In maths for the first few weeks, we will be completing play based assessment activities to ensure that we have a good starting point for each child that we can build upon throughout the year. Our main PE session is on a Wednesday afternoon. We will however be completing other physical activities throughout the week so we ask that PE kits are brought in on a Monday and left on your child's peg, we will then ensure that PE kits are brought home on a Friday.


Our amazing outdoor area will be accessed all year round! We do have spare wellies and waterproof clothing for the children to borrow, but as the temperature begins to drop, children will need coats, gloves and hats where necessary. We will always encourage children to have a good go at putting on their coats and other items of clothing, so it would be great if you could practise this at home too!


We will shortly be sending you the information you need to link to our Class Dojo, here we love to share photos of the exciting things that we have been doing each day. We will also post reminders about upcoming events in school, so please do sign up.


Please remember that if you have any questions or queries, our door is always open!

After completing our first two weeks in school, we are all settled and have made lots of new friends!