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Our teachers are Mrs Firth and Mrs Cleminson.

 

Mrs Cornforth, Miss Haley, Mrs Calvert and Mrs Soni help us with our learning throughout the week. 

 

Bookbags & water bottles

Everybody must remember to bring their book bag and reading book EVERY DAY and a named bottle of water - our brains need a lot of water to help them work properly. 

 

PE

We have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please remember to bring your named PE kit on these days. We do not mind if you choose to leave your kit in school, we will send it home at the end of each half term for washing. If you choose to take your kit home each week, please ensure it is back in school for the following weeks PE lessons. Our school PE kit consists of a plain white T-shirt, plain black shorts (no skorts), plain black leggings or plain black jogging bottoms (with elasticated ankles).

 

Homework

As well as regular reading and weekly spellings, maths or literacy homework will be given. Please spend time with your child, reassuring them in a supportive atmosphere. It is the QUALITY of work, not quantity that we look for. We will also have project homework for each project. The ideas sheet will go home at the beginning of the project.

 

Phonics

All children take part in a 20-minute phonics lesson each day. If you have questions about the phonics scheme used at school, please feel free to speak to any member of staff. Your child will receive spelling from their phonics teacher each week. 

 

Reading

As some of you may know, our school has invested in the Accelerated Reader programme. This programme provides children with the opportunity to read a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction books, of their choice, targeted at their reading age.

Every child also takes part in a Guided Reading session each week. Guided Reading is where children read in small groups of similar ability, supported by an adult. The adult will ask children questions about what they have read and the style of the book to aid with comprehension skills and to encourage enjoyment of reading.

It is very important that children read at home with parents and carers. There are plenty of opportunities in school time for your child to change their reading book. Reading regularly improves not only their reading skills but really improves their standard of writing too. Reading is a vital life skill that impacts on all areas of your child’s learning. As it is such an important skill, your child needs regular, short, daily practice. Please read with your child for 5-10 minutes every day.

 

Project

Our project for this half term is called 'Enchanted Woodland' and our project next half term is called ‘Who’s afraid of the dark?’

 

If you would like to come in and help at all, please call in and let me know, we are always grateful of any support. Or if you have any questions or require any further information, please see one of us at the door in the morning or at hometime. You are also welcome to phone me at school on 01274 335500.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your anticipated support this year.

Many Thanks,

                 Mrs Firth and Mrs Cleminson

 

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