Headteacher: Anna Moss

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Red Class Friday Fanfare 17.03.23


Hello Red Class Families,

This week, in Phonics, we read words with two or more digraphs. Every day, we read a sentence to apply our learning. Before reading, we look for digraphs and trigraphs within words, spot tricky words and find any words we’ve previously seen in the warm up. We then practise reading the sentence several times. Here are two examples:

The sheep march up the hill and into the sunset.

The queen has seven sheep and a shark.

In Literacy lessons, we thought about good word choices such as ‘shiny’ and ‘magical’ to describe the lamp from Aladdin. Later in the week, we read phrases using good word choices and then wrote phrases together. Although, we’re moving into our Easter topic, next week, we will spend the first part of the week writing phrases to match our transport yoga poses. Our writing will then be entered into the Blackwell Writing Competition.

During Forest School, the children discovered how to prepare for a 5 minute campfire. We talked about the sticks we would need to collect and how to arrange them. We also talked about what to do after a fire to look after the forest and to keep everyone safe. Next week, weather depending, we’re hoping to enjoy a real campfire at Forest School.

You might start to hear songs about chickens and seeds at home! We’ve started to learn our Easter songs and, although we want to keep a few surprises, we thought you might like to practise one of the songs at home. You never know if there might be some audience participation during ‘Singing on the Steps’. Please click the link to find one of our songs:


Over the last few weeks, we’ve been looking at good relationships in PSHE. Today, we talked about what to do if we have a problem. As a class, we planned some strategies to help, for example, using some ‘thinking’ or ‘quiet’ time to calm down, talking through our problem and trying to find a solution. After the lesson, one little boy said, “Mrs Webb, we (pointing to his friend) have a good relationship because we’re sharing.” Other children offered examples of how they’d fallen out with their friend or sibling but they’d found ways to solve their problems, such as taking turns to play different games.

Finally, thank you for helping to raise money for Comic Relief. The children looked fantastic in their class colour!

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend.

Mrs Webb and Team Red Class