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Newsletter week ending 22/10/21

Dear Grown–ups

We have come to the end of our first half term! The children have settled really well, have learnt many of the class routines and school rules and are making friends and engaging with the learning. This half term we have been focusing on fine motor skills. We have been using play dough and doing lots of cutting, mark making and drawing activities. We have also been focusing on the children using the correct pencil grip and forming the letters in their name correctly. These are all very important developmental skills so please continue to support your child at home in these activities.

Next term the children will be practising their name more independently and we will send most name cards home for you to practise with them. After half term we will be starting to teach phonics (sounds of the alphabet) and shortly after this your child will begin reading and bringing a book home to read with you. The first week back after the break we will take a short pause from our topic ‘Here We Are’ to learn about Diwali and Bonfire night. We will return to our topic the week after which will run until just before Christmas.

In maths this half term we have looked at matching and comparing objects and recognising groups that have more, less and are equal to each other. Next half term we will start looking at number. We will look at each number individually starting from 1.

Thank you to those parents who met us for the parent’s consultations. It was lovely to talk to you about how your child is progressing and how they are enjoying being at school. If you didn’t not make an appointment or didn’t attend your meeting then please speak to your child’s teacher to make an appointment for after half term.

Please ensure you fill in the Google form by 8am on the Monday of each week so we can ensure your child has a lunch in school that they will eat.

We hope that you all have a safe, restful and healthy half term. We look forward to seeing you all on November 1st.

Say safe

Kind regards

Ms Myatt & Ms Whitehead

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