Headteacher: Anna Moss

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Red Class Friday Fanfare 27.01.23


Hello Red Class Families,

Thank you for joining us for afternoon tea. The children were really excited to see their special guests in school. From designing and making sandwiches to creating items for the tables, the children gained so much from this topic. We’re still collecting donations, please see Mrs Garner in the office.

Although it’s been a busy week, we’ve continued to learn new digraphs and the trigraph ‘ear’ and we introduced the following tricky words: my, by, all. New eBooks are available. Sometimes, the children will share the same book over two weeks to develop fluency and comprehension skills.

ur – curl the fur

ow– wow owl

oi- boing boing

ear – get near to hear

Handwriting lessons focused on ‘i’, ‘l’, ‘t’, ‘u’ and ‘y’ using the cursive script. Use the following link to support handwriting at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewnFykLMnDM Please see the handwriting pack for letter formation phrases.

We’ve started to count in 2s to 10 in Maths. We’re in the very early stages of developing our understanding and we started our journey by thinking about ‘pairs’. Try looking for pairs at home (socks would be great) and count in 2s to 10 with an adult. We’ve also been busy making number bonds to 5 using Numicon and then using the ‘power of 5’ to add single digit numbers in our egg boxes. We will continue to work hard on this concept as it will help to strengthen mental maths skills as the children move through school.

Next week, we will change learning partners and start our new topic, ‘Our World – Religion’, which will include a trip to St Catherine’s Church. Although our focus for this topic is Christianity, as the children move through school, they will learn about different religions. We will also celebrate the children’s experiences. If your child would like to talk about a special religious temple or event, such as a wedding, please send a photograph to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes,

Mrs Webb and Team Red Class xxx