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Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

0121 445 1622

Celebration Sunday

Hello Red Class,

It's a Sunday Celebration instead of a Friday Fanfare this week after a very busy Chrstmas Fair! So, let's find out what happened last week.

On Friday, we enjoyed a celebration assembly for our ‘Festivals’ topic where we performed ‘The Enormous Yam’ to the whole school. I felt very proud to see you all taking part and trying your best with the words and actions. It was lovely to find out about learning in the older classes and to see Blue Class perform their family assembly. 

Phonics sessions introduced vowel digraphs and a trigraph ai (rain), ee (sheep), igh (light) and oa (goat). During our Literacy lessons we started to think about verbs and how we use verbs to make sentences. You were very good at the ‘Mrs Webb says…’ game where you listened for verbs and performed the actions. Then, you thought of your own verbs by looking at pictures from ‘The Enormous Turnip’ story before sorting the verbs onto green and red cards (green for useful verbs and red for not very useful). 

Number sessions focused on reading, making and understanding teen numbers. We also tried hard to talk about numbers too. So, “13 is one ten and three ones or thirteen ones.”  We enjoyed the ‘Guess My Number’ game where I choose a secret number on the hundred square and you tried to find the answer by asking questions e.g. Is it higher than 10? Does it have 3 ones? Is it double 2? Try this game at home. Your grown up could write 5 numbers on a piece of paper and then you could ask questions to guess your grown up’s secret number.

We’ve been learning rhymes to write 1-9 during our handwriting sessions. For example, “Across the sky and down from heaven. That’s the way we make a 7”. Perhaps you could write 1-9 at home and bring them in for show and tell. Remember to start from the top. 

During the afternoons we’ve used box notation to play rhythms in Music and found about people who help us and how to be a good friend in circle time. During our last Forest School session we listened to the story of the holly and the robin and then some of you chose to make holly stars. 

It was lovely to see so many of you at the Christmas Fair on Friday. Events like this help to raise a lot of money for our school. This special event also marks the start of our new topic…Christmas! We’ve already started to learn songs and dances for our Christmas play and from Monday we’ll be visiting St Catherine’s Church to start full rehearsals. 

See you tomorrow Red Class,

Mrs Webb, Miss Turner and Mrs Roberts