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Week 1 (08/11)

Week 1...

Welcome back

We hope that everyone had a lovely break over half term; especially after such a long term!


This week:

This week we continued our Set 1 sounds in phonics and we have been working extra hard on blending sounds together to make words. In maths we have been sorting and organising. We have sorted children in the class: boys and girls, glasses and no glasses, jumpers and no jumpers. We have sorted animals: lions and elephants, male and female, asleep and awake. We have also sorted Compare Bears by colour and size.

We found out about Guy Fawkes and his attempts to blow up parliament and King James I, watched lots of firework videos and made firework pictures. We even had a surprise at 10am on Wednesday morning when we saw and heard some real fireworks being let off across the road!

On Thursday we listened to the story 'Poppy's Day' on CBeebies radio and talked about Remembrance Day in preparation for our 2 minute silence on Monday.


Library books

Today, the children brought home library books. I will put the library book box out each morning and afternoon for children who would like to change their book. Some children will want to change their book more regularly than others (one even asked if they could change their book already, before taking it home!). It is really useful if you could sign each book in/out. There is a letter in your child's book folder about library books.

Children who attend Early Birds and Night Owls will be able to change their book in class with the help of a grown up.


The Class R Wish List

Thank you to parents who have been bringing in goodies from our wish list. The link for our Amazon wish list is:


The Woods

Unfortunately the children's clothes seem to be getting damp from being hung up outside. Therefore we will be moving all of the children's woods clothes inside, but will be keeping wellies and waterproofs outside.

Please make sure children have nice thick socks to put on for the woods as the cold weather is creeping in. Hats and gloves are also a good idea.



Please make sure your child has a bag big enough to fit their belongings in. Some children are having to carry a book bag, water bottle, snack box and rucksack all separately. Add any letters, pictures, paintings or junk modelling in and they then can't carry everything out of the door without help.

A rucksack that will fit spare clothes/wet clothes, a water bottle, a snack box and their reading folder is the most ideal.



Lots of children have been unwell over half term and we have had a number of children unwell this week too. Please try and keep children at home until they are well enough to return to school. We are giving children lots of reminders about the importance of soap and covering their mouth/face when coughing and sneezing.


Christmas Nativity

Just to let everyone know that the Class R Christmas Nativity will be on the 6th December at 2pm. We will be making official invitations nearer the time.



Have a fantastic weekend.