Newsletter 25.6.21

Week ending 25/06/21

Dear Parents/Carers,

Our Under the Sea topic is now in full swing and the children are really enjoying it. This week has been STEM week (science, technology, engineering, and maths).The children have done a number of fun activities. They have designed a vehicle for the future and made it out of construction. They have been investigating how to make a car travel down a ramp the furthest and measuring how far it went. They have also been exploring floating and sinking. First, they predicted which objects they thought would float or sink, then they tested them. It was great fun. Please ask your child about their learning.

This week the phonics groups have been working on; Ms Sanchez’s group they have been recapping the trigraphs igh, air, ear, ure as these are really tricky to remember and see when reading words. They have been continuing to practise reading of all the phase 3 tricky words and some phase 4 words.

Ms Myatt’s group has been focusing on oi/or/ur and tricky word they. Ms Whitehead’s group have been revising the sounds ch/sh/th/ng/ai/ee/igh and are learning the digraph oa and working on the tricky words /he/she/me/be/we/was/my/you/my/they/all/are/her. Which is all the phase 3 tricky words.

Mrs Mollanji’s group have been recapping all the single sounds already taught and all of the phase 2 tricky words. Please continue to practise these letter sounds in their phonics books at home along with the tricky words. It is important to keep practising the letter sounds and tricky words as recent assessments have shown that some children are not remembering some of the sounds and tricky words they knew previously.

We are struggling with the collection of guided reading books, as many of the children are not returning them on the day we have requested. This has resulted in many of our reading sets being incomplete with too few books in a pack to use. Please could you ensure that your child has their reading book in their book bag every day. Do continue to read with your child every day, but then put the book back into their book bag and ensure they bring this in with them every day.

In Maths, we have been continuing with taking away as this is quite a tricky concept for most of the children.

Please look at the letter in your child’s book bag about sport’s day which we sent home this week. It will tell you which colour team your child is in and what day it is on. We are sorry that parents and carers will not be able to attend.

Many thanks and stay safe

Ms Whitehead and Ms Myatt







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