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Classes 1 and 2

Teacher: Miss Fairbrother and Miss Hallam

Homework: This homework section was updated June 7.

Here is the information:

If you could read with your child as often as possible (at least 3 times a week or more) this would be extremely beneficial to their progress.  5 or 10 minutes each night is all it needs.  Taking time looking at the pictures and sounding out the words.  At the end of the story it is helpful if you can ask some simple questions about what they have just read as this helps their understanding and comprehension skills. Thank you!!

Twice a year a SMART homework will be given out, this is a chance to get creative with your child.  It would be brilliant if you all got on board to complete this task. 

Your child will also be given 'Bear words', please help your child to recognise and read these words,it will really help their reading and will eventually help them in their writing also.

Bear word list:

1. I  like  my  mum  dad  ball

2. look  and  cat  dog house   at

3. to  play  big  the can  went  with

4. am  see  we  is this    bus   here going

The children have now been given their own Home Writing books, this is where we invite the children to do some indpendent writing.  These books will be collected on a Friday and points will be given for sentences written. 

Please encourage your child to do this as independently as possible as it will help improve their writing skills. 

Thank you for your support.


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Our topic for this half term is 'Animals'.  During this topic we will be learning about how different types of animals, where they live and how they grow.  We are very excited about our visit from The White Post farm, they are bringing us some of their animals for use to look at and even hold. 

We will also be learning all our sounds and then how to use these to help us read and write.  We are now focusing on the trickier digraphs and trigraphs such as ow, oo and oi.  The children will take part in daily phonics and literacy sessions. 

As well as learning how to read and write, we will be learning our numbers to 20 and beyond as well as learning all about shape, space and measures. 

If you feel you have any ideas or skills which could support us with these themes, please come and share them with us - we would love to hear them.  We would also love any parental support in listening to readers in both classes. 

Here is a typical day in F2 (Times are approximate)

8.45-9.00 Children come into school and practise writing their names and simple words.  Parents are welcome to stay and help their child.

9.00-9.05 Register

9.05-10.15 Focus activities and child initiated learning.

10.00-10.30 Assembly

10.30-10.45 Play time on the big playground

10.45-12.00  Focus activities and child initiated learning.

12.00-1.00 Lunch time

1.00-1.30 Phonics

1.30-2.45 Topic work plus child initaited learning.  Free flow into the outside area and between the 2 classrooms.

3.00-3.15 Story time and hometime.

Our PE sessions take place on Wednesday for Class 2 and Thursdays for Class 2.  Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit for these sessions.

A huge 'thank you' to everyone who contributed to our summer fair - we raised £704 and this will enable us to buy lots of lovely new books for our children to use.


Thank you again



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