Headteacher: Anna Moss

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Red Class Friday Fanfare 28.04.23


Hello Red Class Families,

Firstly, well done for all your wonderful homework. Every child received a sticker for their hard work. We also awarded our first homework certificates. Just a reminder, in preparation for Green Class, children are encouraged to complete a piece of homework each week to support their learning in school, however, it is not compulsory and reading remains the primary focus in Reception. We’re happy for books to be returned by Thursday if extra time is needed.

In Phonics, we continued to read and spell CVCC words with digraphs e.g. shelf, munch and read tricky words too e.g. some, come, love, do. We described characters from ‘The Woodcutter’s Duck’, practised our retell and used ‘sound talk’ skills to write labels and sentences linked to the story.

In Maths, we explored odd and even numbers and revisited ordinal numbers. We formed numerals by starting from the top. Common reversals include 2, 3 and 7. If you practise at home, remember to count this as your topic homework!

In PE, we developed accuracy by hitting a target with an underarm throw. The challenge was to move further away and improve our personal best. In PSHE, we started our work on healthy eating by naming a range of foods, describing healthy snacks and discussing the idea that a little bit of everything is good for you. We even discovered the sugar content in biscuits, cereals and baked beans!

In Music, we practised a special song to perform at our Coronation Family Event on Friday 5th May. During this event, we will perform our retell at allocated times throughout the afternoon and the rest of the school will be open for families to experience dance, music, stories and artwork. At the end of the afternoon, the whole school choir will perform. We hope you will be able to join us for this celebration.

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend and we’ll see you after the Bank Holiday.

Mrs Thomas and Team Red Class x