Welcome to the Puffins
Mrs Eremita – Class Teacher
Mrs Manning – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Sanders - Teaching Assistant
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Dear Puffin families,
This week, in English continue to work on our current English text, Hibernation Hotel and at the end of the week the children will write their own version of the story. In maths we will finish working on our unit about time.
Many of you will have seen the email about booking tickets for our Christmas performance. On the tabs below I have included a seating plan for the children so you will know where your child is sitting - this may help you choose seats when you arrive in the hall.
To complete homework, children should choose something from one of the boxes to complete every week, along with practising counting forwards and backwards to 100. Additionally, children should read every night; please ensure that your children reread their reading book on the days between the book change. We will check homework on Mondays. You can send me photos via email of completed homework if you prefer.
Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.
Reading books have been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.
Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.
In school children will read a group book to an adult at least three times a week. In our reading practice sessions, children will be given regular opportunities to apply the phonics they have learned to reading fully decodable books. The phonic progression in these books matches the progression of Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. Each reading practice session has a clear focus, so that the demands of the session do not overload the children’s working memory.
The reading practice sessions have been designed to focus on three key reading skills:
• prosody – reading with meaning, stress and intonation
• comprehension – understanding the text.
For more information about Little Wandle phonics scheme, please take a look at the link below to practise and check the pure sounds.
PE will usually be on Wednesdays and Fridays unless stated otherwise. Puffins should come into school in their full PE kit on these days.
Please check the tabs below for class information. Here you will find a half-termly information letter giving details of our curriculum, knowledge organisers, a weekly timetable and a homework grid as well as additional information to help you support your child this year.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via the email address above.
Mrs. Eremita, Mrs. Manning, Mrs Sanders, and Mrs Hoog