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w.c. 6.3.22

Thank you to everyone who came to the Phonics Screening Check meeting. Please find the PowerPoint below that I shared if you wish to read it again, or if you were unable to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to either ask me at the end of the day or drop me an email.

In Phonics, we have continued learning new aspects of Phase 5 (alternative ways to spell sounds that the children are already familiar with). 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 17th March, which all contain the split vowel digraph 'e_e'. 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 has been Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. The Fantastic Foxes have really enjoyed being able to join in as read this well known story. Don't forget it is still available on the BBC iPlayer to watch as an animation.

In English we have continued writing about Traction Man. The Fantastic Foxes had great fun exploring in water, imagining that they were Traction Man diving into a kitchen sink full of dishes and bubbles! We collected some brilliant vocabulary that then helped us with our writing.

In Maths, we have been working on our Place Value to 50 this week. To support at home, you could count forwards and backwards between 0 and 50 and practice writing the numbers. Don't forget that the children have access to NumBots (the log in details are inside the front cover of their reading diary). 

We started our History topic about the Great Fire of London. We discussed whether fire is always bad and there were different opinions which the children listened to really respectfully. They decided that sometimes it is useful, but that we always need to be careful about fire and hot objects. The Fantastic Foxes really are very sensible and mature!