This week

The children have made it to the end of their first week in school. They have been busy getting to know one another, exploring the classrooms, enjoying their hot dinners and learning outdoors. As a result of this, they are all very tired and we would highly recommend a quiet weekend with lots of sleep!

Next week we will begin our phase 2 phonics teaching; introducing the children to the phonemes ‘s, a, t and p’. They will then bring home a green phonics home learning book and a weekly word list, along with a lilac book. Further information regarding phonics and reading at home will be emailed out to you on Monday.

From next week, on a Friday the children will have their active session. Please ensure they are in suitable clothing, for example, leggings or jogging bottoms with trainers or daps.

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Online Phonics lessons

Please see the below link for online daily phonics lessons:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_FbjYUP_UtldV2K_-niWw/featured

This link will take you to the Letters and Sounds YouTube page where you can access daily phonics lessons for your child, as explained in the Ping message. You will find a lesson at 10am everyday for Phase 3 practise and a lesson at 11am everyday for more practise on blending, should your child need it.

You may also like to view the following two videos in order to support your child:

Oak National Academy

Morning all

Hope you had a lovely weekend. In addition to the blog activities this week in HL4, below is a link to the Oak National Academy website that contains some simple video lessons for the children in Literacy, Maths and the Foundation subjects. These are free for you to access and watch with your children. You may find the Literacy particularly useful this week as it is based around The Three Little Pigs.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/reception#subjects

Our first outing….

While Mrs F cleans the brooder and refreshes food and water the chicks have had their first outing outside! Hopefully as the weather is supposed to get warmer they can start to be in here a bit more. Look how much they have grown, can you see how the feathers on their wings are growing?