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Firefighter Fun!

Published on Friday 1 July 2022 by Mrs Turner.

As the term advances, we have continued to develop our knowledge of different

occupations which help us and increase our confidence and skills in with a range of

Maths and Literacy topics learned within the year. We have loved listening to stories

and role playing the ways in which Firefighters are incredible at saving lives and helping

people and animals. The children showed astounding knowledge learned by producing

some marvellous fire safety posters.

Firefighter Fun!Firefighter Fun!

In Mathematics, pupils have worked so hard to increase their knowledge of odds and

evens and have used this knowledge to create their own odd and even monsters. Please

continue to practise identifying odds and even numbers with your child at home.

Firefighter Fun!Firefighter Fun!

Work in Literacy has continued with reading and writing a range of consonant, vowel,

consonant, consonant (cvcc) words. It has been impressive to see the children challenge

themselves to independently read and write not only words, but sentences in our class

provision areas. We have also learned two new tricky words 'so' and 'said'.

Please continue to support your child's learning at home by reading and writing cvcc

words using the sounds learned below.

Phase 2 - s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu,

ch, sh, th, ng, nk.

Phase 3 - ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, (moon), oo,(book), ar, or, ur, ow(owl), oi, ear, air, er.

Firefighter Fun!

Our parents' meetings will be held next Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th July, we look

forward to seeing/speaking to you then.


    What a 'Baaa-velous' Week

    Published on Friday 24 June 2022 by Miss Roberts.

    We have had a fantastic week in Reception!

    We have had a wonderful time exploring our topic, 'People Who Help Us'. Our focus this week has been on 'vets'. We learned about the needs of animals and understanding how we can take care of them. Whilst vets do an incredible job, it is very important that we take care of them so that we can keep visits to the vet to a minimum. The children have been magnificent when retaining this information. They know what animals can/cannot eat, they understood the need for animals to be safe and a very apt thing this week.. not to walk our pets in the heat!

    They have shown a very caring side when learning about animals and I think a lot of the children would make fantastic vets themselves. Whilst learning about vets, we touched on another very important occupation - farmers! Farmers have an important role in our community for raising animals and also growing our fruit and vegetables. We learned about different farm animals and the names of the babies. This all led to an extremely exciting surprise! We are so lucky and so grateful to Freddie's (RF) Mam and Granny who came to school with two visitors - a lamb and a pygmy goat. We found out that the lamb is called Buttercup and the goat is called Rodney. We all took turns and gave the animals a stroke and also helped to feed them the grass.

    We were so proud of Freddie who took on a leading role as he showed the children how to lead the animals and was extremely well-mannered and thoughtful towards all of his friends. Thank you so much to Freddie and his family for a wonderful afternoon.

    What a 'Baaa-velous' Week

    What a 'Baaa-velous' WeekWhat a 'Baaa-velous' Week

    What a 'Baaa-velous' WeekWhat a 'Baaa-velous' Week


      When I grow Up!

      Published on Thursday 16 June 2022 by Mrs Turner.

      What an amazing week we've had thinking about the people who inspire us and the help we receive from those special people in our lives. The children have produced a range of fantastic work and have put lots of love and care into their cards to say thank you to their loved ones! We ended the week in school with a visit from Hoopstars and some hula stars in the making!

      When I grow Up!When I grow Up!

      In Mathematics, we have continued to become confident in our number bonds to 5 and their related subtraction facts. Challenge your child to see how fast they are at given you the matching number bond to 5!

      When I grow Up!When I grow Up!

      We've also had lots of fun continuing to read and spell our tricky words in Literacy through simple games. We've been really impressed to see the children beginning to read and spell longer words using the sounds learned in their daily work.

      Our sounds and tricky words learned continue to be those shown below.

      Phase 2 - s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, nk.

      Phase 3 - ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, (moon), oo,(book), ar, or, ur, ow(owl), oi, ear, air, er.

      Tricky Words - I, the, is, as, and, has, his, her, go, no, to, into, she, he, of, we, me, be, was, you, they, my, by, all, are, sure, pure.

      When I grow Up!When I grow Up!

      School is closed on Friday 17th June and reopens on Monday 20th June. We hope the sun shines and you all have a fabulous weekend. Happy Father's Day too!


        The Sun is Shining

        Published on Friday 10 June 2022 by Miss Roberts.

        The sun is shining and the children have certainly been sweet!

        What a way to start off our final half term in Reception. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone but the children have wowed us this week with all their incredible work as well as their behaviour!

        We started our brand new topic this week... People Who Help Us. The children discussed who they think helps us in the community and from this we will develop their learning. To begin with though, we started very close to home and looked at the people around school. The children were marvelled by the hard work of our staff and we were lucky enough to spend some more time with Mrs Johnson learning about her job. This has had a really positive impact as I think their tidying up has massively improved now that they know how hard Mrs Johnson and all the ladies and gent work to make sure our school is clean and tidy for them. We also learned a little bit about our dinner ladies and the work they have to do to make our yummy dinners. From this, the children recapped their time making delicious jam sandwiches and ordered the instructions - some also had a go at writing their own.

        From the ladies to the gent, the children have had a fantastic time outside this week with our new caretaker, Rob. He has been so kind and helped to tidy it up for us and so the children have been helping him with the gardening. We can't wait to see the flowers blossom.

        The Sun is ShiningThe Sun is Shining

        For our final term we have transformed an area of Reception into role play! We now have our very own Doctor's surgery, please call 0123456789 to book your appointment. It has been delightful to see the children caring for each other and using excellent vocabulary as they have played so nicely. The children have really taken care of this area too, showing great maturity.

        The Sun is Shining

        In Phonics this week we have been recapping all of our Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonemes as well as the tricky words. We have concentrated on making sure that this knowledge is secure as well as practising our reading and writing skills. The children have shown some phenomenal writing skills this week and we are all so proud of their hard work.

        Please do make sure to log on to our Big Cats site to read the online book. We have seen huge progress from the children who have been reading both at home and at school. Thank you to all of you that have done this with your child as it really has made a difference to their reading and their confidence. If you need the login again then please contact us and we will get this to you as soon as we can.

        The Sun is Shining

        As always, if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the EYFS team.


          A Joyful Jubilee!

          Published on Friday 27 May 2022 by Mrs Turner.

          As Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates 70 years on the throne, we have had an exciting week celebrating in school too! We started the week learning all about the Queen's life and her family and comparing where we live to London, spotting similarities and differences. To end the week, we had a class picnic and made sandwiches to help prepare us for our whole school jubilee picnic!

          A Joyful Jubilee!A Joyful Jubilee!

          Our Maths focus this week has been doubling numbers and objects to 10. The children have shown outstanding skills with activities including, doubling the queen's jewels and making playdough sausages for the corgis! Please support this work at home by doubling objects in the home and recalling simple doubles facts.

          A Joyful Jubilee!A Joyful Jubilee!

          In Literacy we have now learned all of our phonics for the year and have begun to focus on reading and spelling longer words. To begin with we have worked on simple compound words such as sunset, laptop, bedroom etc. We can't wait to see the children using these skills learned in their reading and writing next term!

          Please continue to support your child's literacy work at home learning the sounds and tricky words below. Can the children blend or segment any longer words using the phonics cards provided?

          Phase 2 - s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, nk.

          Phase 3 - ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, (moon), oo,(book), ar, or, ur, ow(owl), oi, ear, air, er.

          Tricky Words - I, the, is, as, and, has, his, her, go, no, to, into, she, he, of, we, me, be, was, you, they, my, by, all, are, sure, pure.

          A Joyful Jubilee!

          We continue to be very proud of the children and their achievements this term. Our half term holidays begin on Friday 27th May and we return to school on Monday 6th June. Have a wonderful half term!