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Week 2

We are so proud of how well the children in Class RP have settled in over the past two weeks, they have had a great start to school and we are so excited to watch how they grow and develop over the year. They have enjoyed exploring the classroom and our outdoor learning environment and have started to make some new friends! This week the children really enjoyed staying for lunch and tasting some new foods. Please continue to encourage your child to use a knife and fork properly as we will also do in school. 



This week we have started our phonics sessions. The children have sat and listened well on the carpet and have enjoyed learning new phonemes. They have had the opportunity throughout the mornings to come and write the new sounds on large paper using different coloured crayons and pens. 

This week the children have learnt the phonemes 's', 'a', 't' and 'p' and how to write them. If they want to practise writing these at home that would be amazing!

After phonics we enjoyed some yummy toast where we sit in a circle and share our news. 


This week your child has come home with a home reading book. It would be helpful if you could get into the routine of sharing a book with your child as often as you can. Please encourage your child to hold the book correctly and turn the pages gently. It is a good opportunity to encourage discussion about what is happening in the story and the types of things they can see in the pictures. Please record any reading or sharing of the school book you do in your child's Reading Record and return to school in Book Bags every day. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. 

Forest School

When the children come into school on Tuesday next week they will need to come to school wearing their Forest School uniform (white polo t-shirt, black bottoms, school cardigan/jumper and school shoes). They will need to keep their wellies in school at all times, please bring these in if you haven't already done so and make sure they are named!

Pupil Premium 

Did you know that your child may be eligible to receive additional support with their learning and development in school?

Your child qualifies if you receive any of the following: 

  • Income support 
  • Income based jobseekers allowance 
  • Income related employment and support allowance 
  • Support under part 6 immigration and asylum act 1999 
  • Guarantee element of state pension credit 
  • Child tax credit 
  • Working tax credit 
  • Universal credit 

Please apply below if you believe this applies to you: 


As of next week we will be able to share photos on our class blog so that you will be able to see what your child has been up to at school- please keep a look out!


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and we can't wait to see you back in school on Tuesday next week.


Miss Parker smiley