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Mrs Eremita – Class Teacher

Mrs Manning – Teaching Assistant

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Dear Dove Families,

We would like to thank all those who responded to our class email sending us information about family Christmases. We will be sharing the photographs, projects and emails in class this week and comparing Christmas now to that of the past. 

In our English lessons we will be looking at a new book The Lonely Christmas Tree by Chris
Naylor-Ballesteros.  In maths we will finish our unit on number bonds and then move our focus to time

This week in PSHE we will be following the PSHE Association Guidance where children in year one will be given the correct terminology to name male and female genitalia. It is important for younger pupils to know how to name their body parts correctly as this contributes to safeguarding – helping them to take care of their bodies and keep themselves safe. This is built on later in Key stage 2, when pupils learn about puberty and the changes when growing from children to adults.
The Association for Science Education in joint discussion with the PSHE Association (2016) state that “it is essential that all children learn the correct biological names for the genitalia ..having the right language to describe all parts of the body – and knowing how to seek help if they are worried or uncomfortable about something and having the vocab to describe why they are seeking help are vital for safeguarding.”
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me or Mrs. Fensom as PSHE lead.

The children will continue to bring home spellings linked to our phonics lessons including some tricky words.  Please encourage your child to practise daily using the look-cover-write-check method.  We will have a little test on Friday to check our progress. 

Additionally, some of our Doves need to work on pencil grip to help them develop their pencil control.  We are using some resources in class to help with this.  Please can you check that your child is holding their pencil correctly whilst doing any work at home.  We have included a sheet on the tabs to help with this. 

We will be giving out new library books next Monday and will change them on Mondays thereafter. Please ensure your child brings their library book back to school on this day.   

The class timetable can be found on the tabs along with a homework page linked to our topic.  Children should choose a box to complete every week, along with practising counting forwards and backwards to 100 in ones and tens.  Additionally, children should read every night; please ensure that your children reread their reading book in the days between the book change. We will check homework on Mondays to give children the whole week (including the weekend) to complete it. You can send me photos via email of completed work such as the teddies' birthday party or baking. 

For more information about Little Wandle phonics scheme, please take a look at the link below to practise and check the pure sounds. 

Little Wandle parent page.

PE will be on Thursdays and Fridays.  Doves should come into school in their full PE kit.

We are really looking forward to seeing all the Doves for another fun filled learning week, next week.

Best wishes,


Mrs. Eremita, Mrs. Manning, Mrs Sanders, Miss Martin and Miss Bowyer