Red class newsletter 27.09.19

Date: 27th Sep 2019 @ 11:29am

Dear Parents,

The children have had a great week.  We started off by making mud faces in forest school and all of the children had a good go, even if they initially didn’t like the thought of mud on their hands.  In P.E we played a range of games and practised working in teams and taking turns too.

We have been using numicon and learning each pieces’ value, ordering these and finding the missing piece. (See My Learning Book for photos), we have been looking at the numbers 1,2&3 and learning about their values.  I know you might think this is easy, but in our curriculum now we are teaching ‘deep’ facts about numbers, which means we look closer at every number and learn their values, more/less, etc.  Some children can count but not necessarily understand what that number represents.  Children have been practising their reading skills and name writing over the week with adults and you can already see the difference.  They have written why they like a particular person in their family and made a collage of them too.  Other activities consisted of, drawing, colouring, sticking, role-play, sand, number bucket games, fine motor tweezer games, loom band patterns, chalking and painting, to name just a few.  The learning book is a good tool for you to see what your child has been up to.

This week – you will have found a set of letter cards in your child’s bag last night.  These are phase 2 sounds being taught.  So far we have taught s,a,t,p.  See if your child can tell you their name, sound, action and formation.  Ask them to tell you words that begin with each letter.  Take them off and lay them down on the table and see if they can make words or segment words you have made to work out what they say. For example – sat, tap, at, sap.  Tonight you will receive the phase 2 sound mat to show you the order in which I will teach this sounds.

I am offering a parent workshop on Tuesday 8th October 3:15-4pm to go through phonics, reading strategies and early maths if you would like to know more.  Please return the slip I will send out letting me know if you can attend. School age children can sit in Orange whilst we have the meeting.

This week we will be looking at ‘The Little Red Hen’ story.  In forest school we will be going on a scavenger hunt and finding different natural objects.  We will cutting and sticking and making our own hens, sorting rhyming words, writing a sentence ‘I would help the hen.’, looking at numbers to 5, printing repeated patterns using vegetables, making words with our new sounds, reading, acting out story, washing vegetables and much more.


Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Newman and Red Team

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