Headteacher: Anna Moss

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Friday Fanfare 21.05.21


Hello Red Class,

Today was the last day of our ‘Africa’ topic. The children worked hard to find out about the beautiful continent of Africa and particularly the country of Kenya. At the heart of our learning was the decision to raise money for African Promise. Your donations will help to rebuild schools, buy resources and contribute to daily meals. I’m really proud of your effort Red Class. We make a good team! Thank you to our families who donated this week. Mrs Moss will be popping our school total in a newsletter very soon.

As always, it’s been a busy week inside the classroom. During RE (Religious Education) lessons, we used role play, songs, photographs and paintings to find out how stories help us to learn lessons, for example, to be kind and helpful. We shared stories from different religions including the Christian story of ‘The Good Samaritan’ and the Buddhist story of ‘Siddhartha and The Swan and The Monkey King’. We talked about how to help other people and how sometimes people can be unhelpful, for example, dropping litter.

Handwriting sessions focused on ‘u’ and ‘y’ which you will find in your handwriting books. Remember your handwriting books must be in school on Thursdays to receive new letters. During Phonics, we tried hard to read and spell CCVC words e.g. stop, swim, trip, frog. The second letter in these words is a little tricky to hear. Children will often spell ‘stop’ as ‘sop’. When you read or write CCVC words at home, make sure you say the second sound a little louder.

In Maths, we solved real life problems using our sharing skills, for example, sharing sweets into party bags for the teddies at school. We used some handwriting sessions to concentrate on number formation too. Try to practise at home and remember to start from the top. Write 0 through to 9 and see if they’re all facing the right way.

After register, each morning, we enjoy ‘Show and Tell’ before Mrs Moss appears for Zoom assembly. If your child would like to share a photo, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Next week, we begin our new topic, ‘British Sport’. We’ll spend the week keeping fit and trying a range of sporting activities. It would be lovely to see some photos of you enjoying sports at home and at clubs.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

Mrs Webb and Team Red Class xxx