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Week 1

Welcome back!


Although it has been a slightly unusual week the children have settled back into the school routine with ease. I was pleased with how many sounds we have remembered in our phonics lessons and how many of the children are reading at home. Whilst we endeavour to read with the children 3 times a week at school there is really nothing that can replace the practise that the children get at home. It really only takes 10 minutes and I promise it makes a world of difference. Every 15 reads gets a certificate which the children enjoy sharing in celebration assembly.


Lost Penguin!

On Monday we found a lost penguin. We discovered that he had travelled a long way...all the way from the South Pole and whilst we aren't planning on making the trip to The South Pole like the boy in our book we are loving finding out all about penguins. We are learning how to draw them too.

Signs of Spring

This week in Forest School we searched for signs of Spring (even though it was still technically Winter on Monday!) We were very pleased to have found lots of signs - here are just a few. We also used our knowledge of lighter and heavier from last half term to make our own see saw scales.

Snip, snip!

This week we have been focusing on our cutting skills. Remembering how to hold the scissors and practising cutting snips in paper, along straight lines and curvy lines too. This a really important skill - get your child to show you what they can do at home.


World Book Day

Today we have enjoyed dressing up as a character from a book. The children all told the class which character they were and some even gave us a little twirl! We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar as Mrs Rudkin and Mrs Rushton came as the caterpillar and the butterfly from the book.

Also this week...

We have been enjoying playing with the puzzles again after they were all sorted out and missing pieces were reunited. 

Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Rudkin and the brilliant RR Team