Year R – Hedgehogs Letters

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Dear Parents / Carers,

We are writing to remind you about home reading at Green Oak.
Children should read their reading book at home to an adult 5 times a week. This is really important in Reception when the children are learning to read as they need lots of practice in order to improve.

With your support they can make quick progress and will enjoy reading. Children who enjoy reading do better at school, even in subjects like maths.

By the end of Reception children are expected to be reading yellow book band. Here is the order of book bands so you can see how your child is progressing.








If you have any concerns about your child’s reading, please see Mrs Wilson. Many thanks for your support.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs Wilson
Foundation Lead Teacher

Dear Parents and Carers,

On Thursday 18th January Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be having a visit from Hydestile Wildlife Rescue Centre. Graham Cornick, who runs the centre with his wife, will bring a selection of animals they are currently looking after in the centre and talk to the children about looking after our wildlife and what to do if you find an animal in trouble. He always brings a wide range of fascinating creatures with him but it is of course impossible to predict what he might have rescued that week! Some of his animals have been with him a long time, some are released back into the wild. In the past he has visited schools bringing an owl, ferret, rabbit, hedgehog and rat. We wait to see what will visit us next week.

We would ask for a donation of £3 per child to cover the cost of the visit and would also say that, if you would like to, you could donate an item to the Rescue Centre on that morning. At the moment the centre is in need of newspapers, blankets, rabbit mix, fruit & veg, all kinds of cat or dog food and old towels.

We promise to take lots of photos so take a look on the website/newsletter/local newspaper following the visit to see which animals actually arrived!

Yours Sincerely

Mrs C.Mallett
Assistant Head