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Weekly update - 10th May

Miss Oates and Mrs Pawson - 09 May 2018

Our class has grown a little bit this week as we have welcomed Mr Rutter’s year ones to join us with our learning...and it has been as busy as ever! 

Due to our hot weather we have been looking at seasonal changes and how we can stay safe during these changes. Our biggest observation is that it has been hotter and sunnier lately and therefore decided that during this weather we need to wear a sunhat and sunglasses and put on suncream. We also realised that we needed to stay hydrated. To help with this we have been drinking water flavoured with fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs...some of these have been a hit and others not so much but we have all been trying them! 

Our question in the registration area this week was about your child’s home reading. We have noticed recently that the amount children are reading at home is reducing rapidly. Reading is a huge skill for life and affects so much of all our learning and therefore requires a lot of practise. The more a child reads the sooner reading becomes pleasureable for them. We would like to see your child reading at home to an adult at least five times per week and for this reading to be recorded in their yellow reading record. There is a big correlation between the amount a child practises their reading and the rate at which they progress. The children will be earning ‘dojo’ points for every time they read at home. 

Alongside your child’s reading it is useful to keep going through their blue phonics ring ensuring they are making pure sounds. The video on the following web page may help you with understanding how they should sound: 


We do not provide a lot of homework in EYFS or KS1 as reading, spelling and instant recall facts for maths are priorities for the children. We appreciate all the support you provide at home with this. 

Last Friday we transferred out caterpillars, which are now in their cocoons, into the the net cage ready for their next stage. Keep a close eye on them to see if you can spot any exciting changes! 

Tomorrow our usual celebration assembly has been replaced by a very special Maypole Dancing assembly. Lots of Oak class children are involved in this. We are super proud of how hard they have worked and would love to see lots of you joining the school tomorrow at 3pm (weather dependent) to support all the dancers.

 Using our fine motor skills to make our initials...


Mechanic at work...


 Taking turns whilst playing snakes and ladders...


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