'Supporting your Child with Reading and Phonics' letter
Reading at Home
Your child will have a new reading book each week. Please aim to listen to them read at least 4 times per week and record that they have read in their Reading Log.
Your child will also bring home a picture book of their choice. This is for you or another adult to share with your child, them being able to listen and enjoy as the adult reads!
Remember to use the pages in the front of the Reading Log as a reference guide should you need any information about how to support reading at home.
Each week you child will bring home a new Phonics Sheet in their Homework Folder. This will tell you exactly what your child has been learning in Phonics that week. Please look at the sheet regularly with your child, practising the sounds and reading the words / sentences.
Click on the link below to access the PowerPoint from our recent Phonics Teams meeting:
The Christmas Tree Festival
Once again we have taken part in the Christmas Tree Festival at the Priory Church! We made our own decorations in class and were pleased to see our Christmas tree amongst all the other contributions from the community. It was lovely to walk around the beautiful church and felt like a great way to start celebrating Christmas.
Remember, remember the 5th of November!
We have learned about Bonfire Night and used non-fiction books to find out about traditional ways to celebrate. We know about the history of Bonfire Night and what Guy Fawkes tried to do.
We celebrated at school by having a Fireworks Party! We prepared hot dogs and made chocolate apples. We enjoyed the fireworks together: everyone was very brave!
Collaborative Collage Characters!
The children have worked together to create large scale collages of Daddy, Mummy and Baby Bear. First the children drew the bears, making sure Mummy was bigger than Baby Bear and that Daddy Bear was the biggest! After cutting the characters out (with a little help) they sponge printed and collaged the bears' fur and clothing! It was a great team effort!
The children had a lovely surprise when Jungle Jo came to visit for the morning! She brought lots of minibeasts with her and her pet snake. We handled them all and learned so many different facts. Jungle Jo was really impressed with the level of interest and understanding that our children had, hinting that we were the best class she had visited!
Fun at the Farm!
To finish off our focus on farming, we took a walk to a local small holding. All the children loved getting close to the animals and remembered lots of facts and vocabulary that we learned during the topic. We got chance to pet and feed the animals and Farmer Dean even let us feed a hand-reared lamb with a bottle of milk! What a lovely morning we had in Worksop!
We learned poems related to farms for the poetry slam...
Mrs Gregory's Mistake!
We had a big shock in our classroom this week - we found Mrs Gregory asleep at school when we arrived! We realised she was missing, tried to find her and then found her snoring in bed!! We were quite concerned about her and debated over whether to let her sleep or wake her up. After thinking carefully about when the best time to sleep actually is, we decided to gently wake her up! This lead us to think lots about activities that we do and when we ought to do them.
Looking Good in our Nativity Costumes...
Indian Drumming Workshop
The children had a wonderful time during our Indian Drumming Workshops. We were amazed by Mr Singh and all of his Indian drums! The children were brilliant at trying to keep to the beat and really enjoys the rhythms and songs. The drumming was so loud and sounded fantastic!
We have learned a poem called Fireworks Go! We hope you enjoy it:
Please remember to check our messages via Marvellous Me. Our class email address is:
PE is on a Thursday afternoon
Your child can leave their PE Kit on their peg for the whole half term.
A lovely Youtube channel to help children learn to draw. Lots of exciting themes... get squiggling!