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Welcome to Doves!

Turtle Doves and Barbary Doves

We are are two classes - Turtle Doves and Barbary Doves - we work and play together as one EYFS unit. 

The Turtle Dove class teacher is Mrs McEwen with Mrs Brown as the class Teaching Assistant. 

The Barbary Dove class teacher is Miss Storey with Mrs Hiscoe and Mrs Harmsworth as the class Teaching Assistants. 

Mr Smith, our sports Teaching Assistant joins us for PE.

Mrs Hughes also joins us on Thursday and Friday afternoons. 



Happy New Year! 


This half term our topic is Castles! We will be learning all about who lives and works in them, key features, knights and of course read lots of stories featuring castles and maybe some dragons! 


Please continue to listen to your child read as often as possible, a little each day will really help their learning. 



  • WELLIES - please make sure that your child has a pair of named wellies in school at all times. Please place these on the wellie racks which are next to the classroom doors. Thank you! 
  • STAY AND PLAY SESSIONS - These have been postponed until the following week. Please see the email that was sent out regarding this. 
  • READING - Next week your child may bring home a reading book or a 'ditty' sheet. Please continue to practise the letter sounds with your child everyday - this will really help with their reading and writing. If they also bring home a book or 'ditty' sheet, please also read this everyday. Little and often is best. 
  •  Please also ensure that your child brings their reading diary/book into school everyday. Thank you! smiley


Repeating Patterns

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In Maths this week we focused on repeating patterns - we created repeating patterns using actions! Check out our videos!

Repeating Patterns

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Our repeating patterns using natural objects and actions!

These are the phrases that the children are taught at school to help them to form their letters correctly.


However, please note that we do teach pre-cursive letter formation so therefore you will need to slightly adapt the phrases by adding in 'whoosh in' at the beginning of each phrase. 


You can also download the letter strip below as well as the pre-cursive alphabet for your children to trace. 



Red Words - Read, Write, Inc

Red Words

After half-term, your children will begin to bring home 'red' words. Red words are part of our Read, Write, Inc Phonics scheme. We teach the children to read these words by sight as they cannot be phonetically sounded out. There are all sorts of fun ways that you could support your child to learn these - you could make it into a simple game of Bingo, play pairs or say a word for your child to splat! Learning these words by sight will really help your child's reading and writing development. 

Parent Information on reading

Parent video: How to say the Read, Write, Inc letter sounds

Harvest Festival! We talked and sang about The Little Red Hen story, wearing our super cool hen hats! (video uploaded on the Video Resources page)

Some highlights from wk/c 4th October