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Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

0121 445 1622

Friday Fanfare Summer 2

Hello Red Class,

Our new composer is Sergei Prokofiev. So far, we've listened to 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Dance of the Knights'. We've enjoyed watching an orchestra play each piece. We've named instruments and described how they're played. We even watched part of the Romeo and Juliet ballet to understand the story behind the 'Dance of the Knights'. Shakespeare in Red Class! Every Friday, we revisit the songs of Kate Rusby where the children choose their favourite song to listen to during snack time.

This week, we've listened to the story of Cinderella, sequenced story events and written notes for Cinderella. We've also been using our Mary Poppins hand of reading clues to find other ways to decode words, such as, looking at picture clues, checking for sense and finding smaller words within words. We will continue to work hard to use different reading strategies. 

In Maths, we've been making, sorting, recording and recalling number bonds to 10 and creating number stories to match calculations. Technology sessions have focused on drag and drop skills and we've started to learn how to type using the keyboard. We're using 'Dress Lecky' and 'Teddy Bears Picnic' (Crickweb website) if you would like to try these activities at home. In PE, we were busy developing movement skills such as hopping. If you find hopping tricky, try standing on one leg, then bend on the spot, hop on the spot and then travel by hopping. Once you've mastered these skills, try hopping on the other foot and change your direction. We've also started to play some simple throwing and catching games. 

Enjoy your weekend Red Class. If you have any spare cereal boxes, cardboard tubes or pots, please bring them in for the workshop area.

Mrs Webb, Mrs Reid, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Cain xxx

P.S. Your homework has been fantastic! Keep up the good work!