Just a reminder about the Read for Good Readathon. Money raised will go to local children's hospitals to provide books and storytellers for local children who are ill in hospital. Please visit www.readforgood.org. for more information and also please find the letter sent previously by Mrs Miller below.
In Phonics, we have continued learning new aspects of Phase 5 (alternative ways to spell sounds that the children are already familiar with) and revisiting learning from the last few weeks. Please find below a document showing some of the words we have been reading in class together (I will also provide a paper copy when their reading book is changed). Reading the new phonics at home will help build both your child's confidence and phonics knowledge. Please record any extra reading like this in their reading diary and I can award house points.
Please find below the spellings that will be tested on Friday 21st April, which contain the digraph 'ea' making the /e/ sound. Practicing these at home will obviously help your child to feel more confident during the spelling test. I will send home a printed list of spellings with your child on a Friday in their home spelling book and they will be available on the class page below, as well as being set on Spelling Shed. House points will be awarded based on your child's performance (both academic and personal achievements).
Our Treasured Text this week is Sully the Seahorse by Natalie Pritchard. This beautifully illustrated rhyming picture book encourages children to believe in themselves and to be proud of who they are.
In Computing this week, we have been practising our typing skills on the keyboard. Perhaps in the holiday, you could try the game below to help your Fantastic Fox learn the position of the keys on a keyboard and help their confidence (don't worry that it says KS2, level 1 builds nicely on what we have been learning this week in class):
On Monday we enjoyed a visit from the author Matt Oldfield! We had so much fun having EYFS join us to listen to him talk about how loves writing and loves football. We also listened to him read an extract from one of his books.