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Early Years Foundation Stage

w/c 30.01.23


We noticed that there was a lot of illness last week as we were bottom of the league table for attendance on the weekly newsletter. I'm afraid we have a tummy/sickness bug circulating, so please observe the being clear for 48 hours before returning to school to try and stop it - as well as the dreaded Covid! We are doing lots of extra hand washing click on the rainbow icon below for some fun songs!) and reminding the children to cover their mouths with the inside of their elbows when coughing. I will be checking in on you all from home this week as I too have Covid! Miss Harland and Miss Orton will be teaching this week - so make sure you impress them with your very best behaviour! Miss Orton will be based with us for the next six weeks mainly with RJB - but she will no doubt work with all the children from both classes at some point. Miss Harland will be teaching RSW when Mrs Wright goes on maternity leave later this term, but will cover for illness this week.

Please don't worry if your child has been off ill last week or this week, as we will catch them all back up with anything that they have missed.


In Maths we will be continuing with learning how to write each number and remembering that they ALL start at the TOP!

We will continue work on adding. Last week we had great fun dressing up as superheroes to count and add small groups together and will continue work on adding. We will also have a go at recording in number sentences e.g. 2 +3 = 5.


In P.E. we will continue work on improving our core strength in our 'Big Moves' sessions and doing some Cosmic yoga and dancing like superheroes!


In Literacy this week, we will be listening to some Supertato stories. We will be completing a sequencing activity from one of the stories and developing our speaking and listening skills to re-tell the story in small groups.

The children will continue to work in groups for targeted phonics each day. The children move groups on a regular basis to match their phonic ability. Some children will be learning the sound for any gaps they have and working on oral blending and then blending to read words. Please keep practising the sounds that we have already covered and re-watch any of the links that we have sent home. At home you can help by practising using the flashcards, as well as saying the sound for your child to write down. Other children will be bringing home a sheet to re-read at home or red ditty books to practise. 

Also as an extra session the whole class will be learning an new sound - special friends 'igh' and revising 'ay' and 'ee'

In handwriting we are continuing to work on the curly caterpillar family with a focus on d. g and q.


In expressive arts and design, we will be making super hero badges and designing super hero capes!.


For those who couldn't make the open evening, we have sent home some information packs and attached the powerpoint. If you have any questions, please just come and see us.