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Hello everyone!

Our topic this half term is MARVELLOUS ME.

Our Value this half term is GENEROSITY

 Thank you to everyone who attended the parent's meeting this week. I hope that it was useful. Please ask if there is anything you would like me to explain further. Remember to scroll down to see the presentation again.

We have been exploring what it means to have a GROWTH MINDSET.

We are Independent Iguanas, Perseverance Penguins, Curious Cats, Challenging Cheetahs

and Not Yet Yetis! See if your children can tell you how we use these in class.





Week Commencing 18th September in Woodpeckers...


Literacy: Skills : Listening skills and identifying the noun in a sentence

Maths : Careful counting, missing numbers, one more one less

PE : Throwing and catching games

Art : Self Portrait 2

Spelling: 'ch' words

PSHE/RE : How can we use our skills to be generous to others?

Music : Harvest Songs

Computing: E safety and exploring the new ipads


Spelling tips:

Get your child to sound talk the regular words and to take a 'photo' in their heads of the tricky words such as the or I which cannot be spelt by using phonics. Concentrate on mental recall rather than written at this stage.


Mathletics passwords will be reissued this week. You can access mathletics and the class pages on ipads as well as on a PC.



Reading:- Please listen to your children read daily, encourage use of known phonics and sight words.   Discuss the text after reading the book and ask the children questions to check understanding. This is a really important skill.

Phonics:- Please encourage your children to use known phonics sounds when reading.  Phonics will continue to be taught through structured lessons.

Spellings :- will be sent home on a Friday. These will be explained at the welcome meeting.

Maths :-  Please log on to Mathletics, logins can be found in  the front of your children's diaries.

Dragon Words:  If your child has been issued Dragon Words please help them to learn these to say on sight rather than sounding them out.  This really helps develop their fluency when reading.

Thank you




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                  Click image for phonic sounds  





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