Hello Red Class Families,
It’s been a busy term, finding out about transport from the past, entering a writing competition, raising money for local food banks, becoming wake and shake champions and, of course, Singing on the Steps. We’ve also braved every type of weather in our outdoor play and learning from snow to sunshine! Well done, Red Class.
During the holidays, please revisit your eBook collection, focusing on fluency and expression. Please also focus on your individual reading targets issued at parent consultations. Games such as matching pairs, bingo and snap will help you to remember individual letters, digraphs and words. Please look for any reading books at home as we’re missing a few from our sets.
If you would like to spend some time practising your Maths facts, then click here for some mental maths games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting
Alternatively, write 0-10 on post-it notes and try ordering them. Turn over a couple of cards and see if you can work out the missing numbers using your 1 more and 1 less skills. If you’re secure with number order to 10, then work up to 20. Again, find 1 more and 1 less to 20 with the cards and then mentally.
Try to write over the holidays. You might write Easter cards or an Easter shopping list. Use the handwriting pack, sent home earlier in the year, to recap how to form each letter correctly and check your work with the cursive letter mat, sent home last week. If your cursive letter formation is developing well and you’re remembering your lead in and lead out, then begin to reduce the size of your letters.
When we return, after the holidays, the children will start their new afternoon clubs! Red Class will learn alongside older children, visiting new classrooms and meeting new grown-ups. Mrs Edney, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Birley have worked hard to prepare the children for this change. The children will now attend Forest School on different days, depending on their group. They can still wear joggers and trainers on their Forest School Day. Groups can be found on Parent App.
Finally, our next topic will see the children turning into ‘Globe Trotters’. We’ve enjoyed finding out about Redmond’s travels, so now it’s our turn to make a virtual visit! We’ll also be celebrating the King’s Coronation.
Wishing all our families a peaceful Easter full of sunshine, laughter and plenty of chocolate!
Mrs Webb and Team Red Class