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Weekly Update (Week ending 6-12-19)


This Week.....

We have been very busy practising our nativity, Away in a Manger. We hope you will all be able to come and watch your child perform on either the 17th or 18th December at 9:15am. You should have received an email regarding tickets this week.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the visiting pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, on Monday. It was lovely to see them joining in with the songs and laughing at the silly jokes!

We have been learning about the story of the first Christmas and why it is important to Christians.

In phonics we have learned these new sounds: ch,sh,th and ng.


Next Week…

We will be continuing to practise our nativity. Please help your child to learn their lines at home if they don't know them already!

We will be learning these new sounds: ai, ee, igh, oa

We will be learning these tricky words: they, she, we, are


Thank you to those of you who have sent in your child's costume already. If you haven't yet done so, please send it in on Monday in a clearly named carrier bag. Thank you.


Supporting Your Child at Home

  • Use the phonics cards that have been sent home to practise the sounds we have learned. Use the cards to spell simple words.
  • Support your child to access Active Learn and log into Bug Club Phonics
  • Use a magnifying glass to be a 'Tricky Word Detective'. Can you find any of the tricky words we have learned in your bedtime story?
  • Support your child to practise their lines for the Christmas Play.
  • Play a card game like Pairs or Snap!


Home reading books:

Please send your child's reading packet, with their diary and book inside, to school every day. Support your child to read the book they have chosen several times over the week as this helps them to develop reading fluency and comprehension.


Our library day is on:

  • After half term the library day will change to TUESDAY


PE is on:

  • Jumping Jacks - Wednesday
  • Leapfrog - Thursday 


We hope you all have a fabulous half term break and a well deserved rest!

Mrs Funnell, Mrs Gillo and Mrs Gainfort

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