Miss Macaulay works Monday to Friday. Mr Hill covers the class on a Tuesday morning.
Book bags and Letters
Please bring book bags in each day which contain letter formation, shape and number cards to practise letter and number formation. There is also a Letters and Sounds booklet to practise the actions for the sounds we have been learning. We begin to practise pre-cursive handwriting during the Reception year ready to begin joining the letters in Year 1. Letters will now be sent home electronically and you will receive a text message with a link for you to access the newsletter.
In our class we have additional adults who help to support the children. Mrs Hulbert is our teaching assistant on Mondays and Tuesdays, Mrs Brown works with us Wednesday to Friday. Mrs Benham, Mrs Frempong, Mrs Smith, Mrs Randell and Mrs Adamson all work with a child on a 1:1 basis.
On a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon the children will need their PE kits to change for PE, along with trainers or daps for if we chose to do PE outside. These are then kept in school and sent home at half-term.
Please can all children bring in a named water bottle to use during the day and these will be sent home each day. We do encourage children to drink water at school instead of juice or squash.
Reading with the Children
Each week the children will bring home a colour-banded reading book and a decodable reading book to read at home. When we will listen to the children read books, it will be the books we have in school. Books will be changed on a Friday as this will allow us to leave the books over the weekend before returning them to the shelves on Monday. There will be a coloured bookmark with suggested questions to support their reading and understanding of the book. Please feel free to write any comments in the reading record book, or just initial that the children have read with you. Books from the library or home can be read in addition to school books.
Sound Books and Word Books
During the first term at school we will be giving out sound and word books. These books contain the sounds and words we have been learning each week, we would be grateful if you could find some time to practise these.