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Over the course of the Autumn term we have focussed on teaching the children about a variety of festivals and celebrations. In addition to this we have selected other weekly topics using the wishing well, where children can let us know what they want to learn about. As the term draws to a close we have been exploring to changing seasons and the traditions that different people practise at this special time. We have had so much fun this term and are looking forward to exploring lots more of the children’s interests throughout the year! Please help us to do this by letting us know what you and your children have been up to at home through Tapestry.


Weekly guided reading groups are now taking place where the children share books as a group, explore different sounds and learn sight words. Make sure to check your child’s reading folder to see which exciting book they have bought home each week. In their folder there is a Reading Record where we will explain what we have done in Guided Reading each week. We would love you to record their reading progress each week so we can see what you have been doing at home! This can include other books you are reading with them as well as their book from school.


We will continue to have PE lessons on a Wednesday morning. We would appreciate it if all children could bring a full, named PE kit in on this day. We have noticed that the children are getting much better at getting changed independently – keep up the good work by practising this as much as possible at home!


The children have really been enjoying going to Forest School on a Thursday where they created their own Stick Man, made Journey Sticks and explored the Pocket Park. As the weather gets even colder and the pocket park gets muddier, please ensure that your child always has wellington boots available and a warm, scarf and hat.


Every week the children have been cooking up a storm in the kitchen on Thursdays, ready for special snack. We have enjoyed making flapjacks, teddy bear toast and more tasty treats. The children have been fascinated to see how ingredients change as they are heated, mixed together or cooled. So that we can continue our learning around food, please remember to use ParentPay to make a contribution towards the cost of the ingredients.



It has been brilliant to see so many of you at Family Reading sessions which are taking place each week on a Friday morning. The children have loved sharing a book with you in the mornings. Please continue to come and take advantage of this great opportunity.


In the Spring Term we are looking forward to welcoming all parents to attend an after school session on Phonics and how to teach your child letters and sounds phonetically at home. Please look out for more information on this session in the ‘What’s On’ guide.


Home Learning

Reading Books: The children will be bringing home their group reading book to share with you, please enjoy this and encourage them to pick our sounds in the story and read it together with you. It is important that this remains in their book bag when not being read.


Sounds: Please continue to work on sounding out the letters of the alphabet and spotting these using your alphabet mat.


Sight Words: The children will be given a list of the 100 most frequent words, please introduce these to them and work on them noticing and reading these.


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Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions then please feel free to pop in and speak with us and we will do our very best to help. For longer appointments then please contact the school office and we will arrange a suitable time to meet. 

We look forward to a really successful year ahead!