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Your teacher is Miss Daniels

The Early Years Support Staff team are Mrs Ward, Mrs Eagles, Mrs Rolph and Mrs Bendall.

Phonics

The children will continue to learn and review the Phase 2 sounds using the Phonics Fairy stories. Children take part in daily phonics sessions to practise orally blending and segmenting words and we are thrilled to see some of this work in their writing.

We  also continue to learn the ‘tricky’ words with our tricky troll. The children know that these are the words we can’t sound out and we have to “train our brain” to remember them! There is a great song on YouTube by Epic Phonics to help remember these, please follow this link

Check out these great websites for lots of phonics learning fun!

Maths

The children in Reception are using Ten Town to really understand the value of each number. Ten Town is an online platform. Children visit the Ten Town island and meet ‘number’ characters along the way. Everything about a Ten Town character relates to their number, so Fiona Five, the Paralympic athlete, eats five portions of fruit and veg every day, and Nina Nine, the builder, has nine tools in her tool box.

We have been introducing the characters to the children on a weekly basis. Please have a look at your child’s Tapestry account.

Children are encouraged to use mathematical language for estimating and comparing size, length, height, weight, distance, time, money. We are learning the names and properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

Learning at home

TAPESTRY: We hope you are finding Tapestry useful. It is a great way for you to share children’s learning at school and at home.  We ask that every child has an account linked to home. Thank you for your support with this – 96% of our parents are activated!

Reminders

Name everything!

Please could we ask that you name all items of clothing, including ties. Naming your child’s clothes and belongings is also a great way for children to become more independent, recognising their name and looking after their own things.

Jewellery: We strongly recommend that children do not wear any jewellery to school. If your child has newly pierced ears please provide plasters or Micropore tape to cover their ears during PE sessions.

PE:  Please make sure you come to school in your kit on PE days. Also please remember to tie back long hair and remove earrings. Thank you.