Dear Children and Parents/Carers,
Welcome, A very special welcome to our new starters and a warm welcome back to our Key stage 1 returners.
We are very excited about starting the new term with the children. The topic is 'Once upon A Time' We will be reading lots of traditional tales and learning about characters from fairy stories. We will be starting with Little Red Riding Hood and using The Write Stuff literacy method to help the children develop some new language and writing skills.
The children will be introduced to the 'monsters' from Monster Phonics and will be starting to learn new sounds each week.
We will be organising a parents phonics meeting shortly and we will talk you through what phonics looks like in school.
Our PE days will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoon so please come dressed in suitable clothing. As always we will be learning outdoors as much as possible so please make sure your child has a warm outside coat and wellies every day. Also a summer hat and pre-applied sun-cream when the weather is warm.
Please feel free to message the office or catch us on the playground if you have any concerns or need to let us know anything.
Mrs Singleton & Mrs Daisley
Your child should practise their sounds in their red folder each day. They should think of words beginning with those letters and have a go at writing them. Can they read simple words using the letters they have already learnt e.g ‘m-a-t’?
As well as practising the sounds we have already covered, your child will have new sounds and tricky words (words which can't be sounded out phonetically but need to be learnt by sight) to learn each week.
Reading – your child should share a book with an adult each day, maybe before bedtime. Encourage your child to sound out some of the simple words which have letters in that they have learnt so far and see if they can remember any of the high frequency words we they have looked at (remember these are words that cannot be sounded our e.g. the, there, was, to etc).
Reading resources - Oxford Owl has 100s of free reading books for pupils learning to read on the reading scheme https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/free-ebooks/
Please try and get some fresh air and exercise each day if you are able to. It’s important to keep our body’s moving and be outside for a short time, taking regular breaks from your learning when if you are able to. If you are not able to go outside, you could do a Children’s Yoga session or Joe weeks on YouTube. There are lots of fun videos to choose from.
In class, we love to do a GoNoodle Dance! Great for getting motivated and fun for grown-ups too! Here is a class favourite but there a plenty of others to choose from also.
Playing is a great way to learn and as well as completing your tasks each do day, remember to play, explore, imagine and make as we would be doing in our 'getting busy' time at school.