Rec B 2017 - 2018

Miss Ball

A happy New Year to you all. We hope you all had a lovely break and made some lovely family memories. 

We will begin this half term by learning about winter, light and dark and arctic climates. 

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We are getting some great WOW cards back to share the learning that has been done at home so thank you.

In Literacy, we will continue teaching a daily phonics lesson, this will focus on a sound a day which the children to can apply to their early reading and early writing. We are encouraging the children to blend and segment the sounds in the words they are reading and writing. If you missed the Phonics workshop please find the material on our school website.

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We are continuing to develop our fine motor skills with our daily finger gym and lots of opportunities in provision to enhance our control. 

Our Maths learning will continue to focus heavily on number recognition and addition. We will also link in lots of shape, space and measure, including money. We are beginning to learn about number bonds to 10, and some of us are beginning to look at number bonds to 20! Continue to play maths games at home - I know we will be playing lots of Maths games and songs to help us learn. We can also spot Maths everywhere in our environment, it is important that your child knows the names of simple shapes.


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In R.E. this term’s focus is on Perseverance and stories in the Bible.  We will be reading lots of stories in the Old Testament such as Jonah and the Whale, Joseph, Moses and Daniel. 

We hope also to learn lots and follow the children’s interests. Other things that might crop up in our learning include: Chinese New Year, Strove Tuesday and Easter. 

Our classroom provision areas now reflect the needs of the class, as we have completed our end of term assessments. The areas of need we have identified are:  People and Communities, Health and Self -Care, Understanding of the World and Making Relationships.

We are setting up our role play area as a Dentist so if your child goes to visit the dentist please take lots of photos and share them with us. 


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Our classroom provision areas continues to reflect the needs of the class, as we have completed our termly assessment data. The areas of need we have identified are: Health and Self Care, Making Relationships, People and Communities and The World. One thing is for sure is that they will be filled with lots of fun and exciting learning opportunities.

P.E. will be on a Monday and a Friday, so please ensure your child has their kit in school at all times. Your child must dress themselves for school, this helps their physical development and helps them when changing for P.E. Also, can we remind you that ALL belongings need your child's name in. This will help any lost items be returned to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Fletcher and Miss Ball.



Here are some little ideas how you can support your child's learning at home:

  • Reinforce the sounds covered each day in class.
  • Practise name writing. Please make sure your child uses lower case letters except for their initial letter.
  • Share reading books, discussing plots, characters, and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text.
  • Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have etc?
  • Encourage your child to dress themselves for school and take their uniform off at the end of the day to promote independence.


Recommended websites: - Mr Thorne has a channel on youtube dedicated to the pronunciation of sounds, called Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Similarly, you can also find the Alphablocks channel on Youtube, which will further support your child's phonic and sound knowledge. - some free phonic based games more phonics games - 5 minute videos which reinforce your child's phonic knowledge.

We enjoy watching the tricky words songs found below:

Recommended APPs:

Justin's World - Lettersounds: a super resource for teaching letters and sounds including reading, writing and spelling.

Doodle Buddy: a paint app which helps develop hand-eye coordination.

Bee Bot: an app which helps improve directional language (forwards, backwards, left right etc.)


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Headteacher: Mr A Whelan

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