The Rainbow Children

by Gemma Peacock

The history books will talk of now,
That time the world stood still.
When every family stayed at home,
Waved out from windowsills.
At those they loved but could not hold,
Because they loved them so.
Yet, whilst they did they noticed all the flowers start to grow.
The sun came out, they can recall,
And windows, rainbows filled.
They kicked a football in their yards,
Until the night drew in.
They walked each day but not too close,
That time the world stood still.
When people walked straight down the roads,
That once the cars did fill.
They saw that people became ill,
They knew the world was scared.
But whilst the world stood still they saw,
How much the whole world cared.
They clapped on Thursdays from their doors,
They cheered for the brave.
For people who would risk their lives,
So others could be saved.
The schools closed down, they missed their friends,
They missed their teachers so.
Their Mams and Dads helped with their work,
They helped their minds to grow.
The parents used to worry that,
As schools were put on hold,
Their children wouldn’t have the tools,
They’d need as they grew old.
But history books will talk of them,
Now adults, fully grown.
Those little boys and girls back then,
The ones who stayed at home.
They’ll tell you that they fixed this world,
Of all they would fulfil.
The RAINBOW children building dreams,
They’d dreamed whilst time stood still.

Welcome to Key Stage 1

We hope you all had a lovley break and enjoyed Christmas with your family and friends.  Thank you for all the cards and gifts.  We appreciate it very much and are always overwhelmed by your generosity!  It has been lovely to see the children return to school with big smiles on their faces.  They have already made a great start to the term and are ready for lots of new learning.  

PE lessons will be twice weekly so please make sure PE kits are in school each day.  A pair of trainers and jogging bottoms would be useful for outdoor PE especially if the weather is cooler.  One of our PE lessons each week will be delivered by an expert Sports Coach from South Ribble!

We are very keen to help your child further develop their pleasure for reading and we encourage you and your child to read each evening (10/15 minutes) to develop their understanding of what they are reading. Reading books will be changed on demand, so please encourage your child to return their books each day to be changed.

The children will receive homework each Friday to be returned by Wednesday of the following week.  If your child is unsure about their homework they can ask their class teacher about it on Monday or Tuesday. Please encourage your child to complete their homework as this will be linked to the Maths they have been working on in class each week.  The topic homework grid is also expected to be completed each week. Your child will receive a homework book to stick their completed pieces of work in.  In addition, please practice times tables, use 'Times Tables Rock Stars' and learn their spellings.  Spellings will also be sent home each Friday for a test the following Friday.

We are continuing to use class dojos as a reward system and to communicate more effectively with parents. Thank you to all that have signed up to their parent account. Please sign up as soon as possible if you haven't done so already.

Our topic this term is 'London'. Please see the attached topic overview for more details. The homework grid is also attached.

If you have any further questions, or need to contact us for any reason, we are available any night after school except Wednesday. You can also message us through class dojos or email us:

s.adlington@st-marys-leyland.lancs.sch.uk

b.langan@st-marys-leyland.lancs.sch.uk

l.francis@st-marys-leyland.lancs.sch.uk

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Adlington, Miss Francis and Miss Langan