Miss Pearce works Monday to Friday but is covered by Mr Matthews on a Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs Davies is the classroom teaching assistant with us every day and Mrs Farr works on a Thursday. Mrs Benham works Monday to Wednesday, Mrs Thomas works Friday and Mrs Frempong and Miss McKay every morning all working with a child on a 1:1 basis.
Children are read with twice a week and books changed at least once but please feel free to read other books at home with your children. Book levels are assessed by class teacher.
High frequency words are changed fortnightly; children must confidently read the majority of these words to move to the next phase.
In preparation for the statutory Phonics Screening which takes place in June, your child will be expected to confidently recognise the 40+ graphemes (written sounds). They will be continuing to learn how to use these graphemes to blend (for reading) and segment (for spelling). During this time, the children will be taught phonics across the year group and may not be taught by their class teacher.
Spellings go home every Friday and are tested in class at the end of the following week. Children are expected to practise these at least three times at home.
Please continue to encourage your child to practise counting to 100 and writing their numbers 0-20. Children are assessed termly in maths using a mixture of formal and informal ‘quizzes’.
PE usually happens on a Tuesday afternoon with Mr Matthews and a Friday with Miss Pearce.
I have Planning and Preparation time on a Tuesday afternoon and a Wednesday morning so Mrs Thomas or Mr Matthews may welcome/dismiss your child on these days.
The children complete early morning activities every day. We try and encourage your child to be as independent as possible in school; it would be helpful if you could also be mindful of this, especially at drop off.
If you have any questions, please come and ask.
Thank you for you continuing support.
Miss Pearce and Team