november 2017

november 2017

We Are Learning To:

Wow! We have been so busy this term learning about celebrations. We are about to start thinking about advent as we approach Christmas. If your child has achieved a certificate in something (football / swimming) please send them in so we can celebrate those too!

We have nearly finished learning our set 2 sounds in phonics. Please continue to help your child by sounding out 3 and 4 sound words for your child to blend, playing games with the red words and hearing your child read their book as often as you can so they become super star readers!

In maths we have started learning about addition – 1 more and combining two groups to make a total. Please continue to help at home by working on adding small amounts by using their fingers and numeral recognition to 10 and 20 with your child. 

Things to remember:
We will be sending out information about our nativity performance (which is on Thursday 7th December). If your child has a main speaking part, they will be receiving some lines to learn at home. We are really grateful for your help in providing the costumes. They need to be returned to school in a named plastic bag by Friday 1st December at the latest so we can practice in them. 
Please ensure that if you hear your child read their school book, that you indicate this in the reading record either with a signature or a short comment. The children should bring their school book and their reading journal in their book bag with them every day so we can also hear them read.
Please ensure all of your child’s belongings are labelled clearly! Now the children are bringing in hats, gloves and scarves, please ensure these are also labelled clearly.
Finally, we are always very grateful for any adults who are able to help out in our classes. If you have a spare hour during the week and would like to assist in one of our two classes, then please let us know. (It might be that you are placed in the other class, but we would be super grateful for any extra help!)
If you have any further queries or questions, please feel free to chat to your class teacher at drop off or at the end of the day. Additionally, the office staff are very helpful if your query is general.

Many thanks,

The Reception Team