Headteacher: Mrs Anna Moss

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Friday Fanfare23

Hello Red Class,

Monday morning featured a lot of running in PE! We tried hard to use high knees and driving arms (moving them from lips to hips). We then played a treasure relay race to apply our new skill. You were great at encouraging your learning partner and telling them how to improve. Your grown ups can watch you in the treasure relay race on School Games Day (Sports Day).

This week, we enjoyed listening to the story of ‘Robin Hood’ and talking about new vocabulary. During one reasoning activity, I asked you to tell me one character to help you to attack a castle. Most of you chose the main character, Robin Hood. However, when we read the story, and we found out that Maid Marian saved the day, many of you changed your mind!

During phonics sessions, we worked hard to find and read digraphs and trigraphs. Before reading, it’s important to scan a word to check for digraphs and trigraphs so that the word is segmented correctly. For example, by spotting 'ar' in star, it would stop us from sounding out 'a' and 'r' separately. This weekend, try spotting digraphs (two letters making one sound) and trigraphs (three letters making one sound) in your reading books. It’s also important, if you know a word, to say it straight away. So, if you’ve segmented c-a-t, you don’t need to do it again, you can just say ‘cat’. This will increase your pace and fluency.

We really enjoy using Dave Godfrey’s ‘Number Fun’ songs in Red Class. This week we used the ‘Funky Finger Dance’ to help us to find our left hand and our right hand. Number bonds were also the focus for the week. We used Numicon to create as many number bonds as possible to 5 and 10. Ninja number sentences helped us to record our ideas.

On Monday, we’re visiting Kenilworth Castle. Remember to bring a small backpack to carry your water bottle and snack. We'll pack Mrs Barker's delicious sandwiches too. Wear jogging bottoms, trainers and a waterproof coat. 

See you all Monday,

Mrs Webb, Miss Turner and Mrs Roberts xxx