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Week 2

What a wonderful week!


I can't believe that we are nearly at the end of the second week. It has been wonderful getting to know all your children and they haven't failed to impress us with how well they have settled into the class routines. This week we have been learning our listening skills and practising sitting still, looking at and listening to the person talking. They are beginning to learn where their home tables are and have begun to collect their book bags and belongings independently at the end of the day.


This week you will have received your child's  first reading book or descriptive picture to share as well as  their Home Reading Record. Please record every time you share the school book together. Every 5 reads will receive a sticker and every 15 a special visit to Miss Peck for a sticker from her. As we progress through the term there is no pressure to read every night. We understand that children have after school clubs and lessons, family commitments or sometimes they are simply too tired. However, reading at home at least 3 times a week will really help your child on their learning to read journey and we really appreciate your support. Please return your reading workshop slips to learn more about our phonics scheme and how we teach children to read.


This week we have learn 4 new phonemes (sounds). Have a look at how we prounounce them and the formation phrase for writing too. Please note that 't' and 'p' are very quiet and don't have an 'uh' sound after them.


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: 


Next Week

Monday - School is closed due the the Queens's Funeral

Tuesday - We are in full time. Door opens at 8.30am and close at 8.40am. After this time you will have to sign in at the office. Please pick your child up between 3 and 3.10pm.


Please ensure wellies and PE kit are in school next week.


Have a wonderful weekend


Mrs Rudkin and the amazing RR Team