The children have worked very hard again this week, learning the sounds 'p, i and n'. Some children are able to link these sounds to words and some are beginning to build words using these and other initial sounds. In their book bags I have put a 'little book of sounds' for them to go over with you at home. They should also have a reading book and a weekend reading book to share. You will hopefully begin to notice that the children are already making some of the actions for these sounds which is wonderful to see.
Just a reminder that we will be starting Forest School sessions on the afternoon of Friday 28th September. Please send your child's Forest School clothing labelled and in a named bag on Friday (in a strong carrier bag is fine). The children will come home in these clothes with their uniform in a bag. Thank you.
We also need thin plastic bags (the sort that used to be free) from the supermarket for an activity we are doing at Forest School. If you could provide one for your child and any spares that would be really helpful.
At the moment we are introducing 3 new initial sounds a week and reteaching sounds each day. On Thursdays and Fridays we will revisit all 3 sounds as part of our phonic work. If children are already familiar or confident with these sounds, then they will be using these sounds to help them to begin to word build.
For your information: Phase 2 - Set 1 = s,a,t and p. Set 2 = i, n, m and d. Set 3 = g,o,c and k. Set 4 = ck, e,u and r and Set 5 = h,b,f,ff, l,ll and ss. Your child will soon be given a little sound book and card to help learn these phonics.
The children will also be learning to read and write tricky words (high frequency) words.
The first of these taught will be:
is,it,in and at
As the children are learning to write they will be taught how to begin and form their letters with accuracy. In addition to this they will take part in a wide range of play based activities to develop their gross (large muscle) and fine motor skills. This will also mean developing their use of pivotal joints like the shoulder, elbow and wrist. These skills enable young children to gradually develop their pencil grip.
In maths we will be working on ordering and sequencing numbers from 1-10 and counting to 10. The children will also start to learn the sequence of the days of the week and to recognise basic 2D shapes.
We hope you have enjoyed sharing a book with your child at home. Over the coming weeks the children will begin to bring home a reading scheme book too. In class they have been really enjoying sharing books with us, one another and with their year 6 reading buddies.
Adult support at home makes such a huge difference to the children's progress so all the extra help you can give them is very beneficial
in helping them progress.
Thank you very much to those parents and grandparents who have offered to help. Once the children are fully settled in, we will contact you to sort out a mutually convenient time.
If you haven't had a chance to offer your help, please feel free to let us know.
Outdoor P.E will take place on Wednesday afternoons and Indoor P.E is on Thursdays. Thank you very much for all your help remembering labelled clothing and P.E kit. It is helpful if girls with long hair have their hair tied back on these days. The children are becoming increasingly independent when getting changed, well done children!
Autumn term - 2018