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Week 4

Hello everybody!

Firstly, I would just like to say a big thank you to all the grown ups for your time and patience with me on parent's evening. It was so lovely to catch up with you and let you know how well your super stars are doing!

This week has been just as crazy and busy as all the others. We have enjoyed the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and the children have continued to impress Miss Edwards and I. The children are working hard at home learning their sounds, words and reading their books and this is having such a positive impact on helping then to continue making progress with their reading. The children have had the tricky job of sorting words according to the sound they contain. This type of activity helps the children to apply their phonic knowledge and skills. 

The children have used their design and team work skills when working with a partner to construct a bridge to help the goats cross the river. There has been some great bridges created. (Look out for them in the slideshow). Linking in with the story, we have looked at identifying and sorting according to size using the vocabulary small, medium and large. Alongside that, the children have completed patterns using characters from the story. In literacy we have focussed on the character of the troll. The children used some great words to describe what the troll looks like and what they think his character/personality is like. They worked hard to think of as many different words to use as they could.

Each week, Miss Edwards and I are very proud of the progress the children are continuing to make. On our classroom door, we have a sign that says "We are all stars, watch us shine." I can assure you that your children are shining each day.

 

I have sent home in the book bags a copy of the letter formation posters that we use in class. Please could you help your child to practise forming the letters correctly. Starting at the green dot and following the green arrows.

 

After a busy week, on Friday, we enjoyed playing with some new toys in the classroom. It was fab to see the children engaged in play. We were lucky enough to have our celebration assembly out in the playground, in the sun, on Friday afternoon. Violet is our medal winner this week for always trying her best with everything she does, being a super listener and a very caring friend and big sister. Well done Violet! Charlie has celebrated his birthday this week. Everybody signed the birthday song to him and he got a birthday sticker. 

Please have a look at the pictures in our slide show

I hope you all have a happy, restful weekend!

Take care

Mrs Spooner x

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