Headteacher: Anna Moss

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Red Class Friday Fanfare 10.02.23


Hello Red Class Families,

This week, we used ‘chunking’ to read longer words. When reading ‘laptop’, we chunked the word into smaller parts e.g. lap and top and used our sound talk and blending skills, before putting the word back together. Try chunking at home using the following words: sunset, farmyard and bedroom. Remember to look for digraphs too. This week, we recapped previously taught tricky words: pure, sure, are, into, of, he, she, me, be and we.

Handwriting lessons focused on two different letter families. First ‘e’ and ‘f’ and then ‘r’ and ‘n’. We also include ‘m’ in the latter family. We will cover this letter next week.

e and f: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxKjG9VGUlw

r, n and m: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2ApSBO_prI

In Art lessons, we’ve been tearing, cutting, arranging and sticking as part of our collage work. The children have been developing their scissor grip and action and learning how to tear strips and shapes. This linked to our Maths lessons where we’ve been exploring 2D and 3D shapes. Next week, we will use our collage skills to create artwork for the office area.

Our Visit to St Catherine’s Church

Today, we visited St Catherine’s Church where we met Rev. Sheri Gidney. We looked at some of the features of the church including the font and the altar. We also shared stories from the Bible and talked about prayer. Thank you to Rev. Sheri, Marie, Jenny and Dave for helping us with our learning.

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend,

Mrs Webb and Team Red Class