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Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class

Classteacher: Miss J. Dandy

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs. V. Bensilum (EYFS HLTA)

Mrs. S. Wade

Mrs. L. Rose

Mrs. N. Borges

 

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...and reality!

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***DON'T FORGET - PLEASE COME IN AND STICK ANY PHOTOGRAPHS OR NOTES OF LEARNING YOU SEE AT HOME INTO YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING JOURNEY ON TUESDAY MORNINGS BETWEEN 8.40am AND 8.50am.***

***We are very lonely on Monday evenings (until 3.55pm) and Tuesday mornings (8.40am-8.50am) and would love more of you to join us to contribute to your children's Learning Journeys. We would love to see what your child has been up to at home!  You can stick in notes, photos, pictures...whatever you would like to share in their special Learning Journey***

 

 

This week's learning...

Thank you for joining us last week at our Christmas performances; we are very proud of all of the children! 

This week we have started to read 'Harvey Slumfenburger', the text focuses on the meaning of christmas, thinking carefully about how we could be kind to others. Alongside this text the children have been doing a reverse advent calendar; they have selected a different adult for each day and thought carefully about how to make this person happy. 

 

The children are going to have lots of fun digging in our special 'muddy' digging area at COOL Time. If your child would like to do this without the possibility of muddy, soggy shoes, please feel free to send wellies into school in a named carrier bag. Thank you!

 

 

Don't forget to come in and share your children's Learning Journeys on Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings!

 

Ever wonder which skills your children are learning through play?  Here is a link that you might find interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxR597JvYt0

 

Phonics and Reading:

 

To help you to support your child's fantastic phonic and reading development at home, we have put together a group of video clips to give you some guidance.  It focuses on the importance of sharing stories together at home, as well as how you can support your child when beginning to blend sounds together.  We hope this helps!

 

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/ - a guide to how to say the 'pure' sounds that we teach at school.  No more 'muh' for 'm'!

 

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-teaching-sound-blending/ - how to use the sounds your child knows to 'blend' and read.

 

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-preparing-teach-reading-fred-games/ - games that you can play with your child that will help them prepare to read!

 

Wish your child would say more than "nothing" when you ask about their day? Try using these sneaky questions when you chat to them (borrowed from a parenting blog...too good not to share!).

 

At Home Observations

  • You will find these on the school app!
     

Learning Journey 'At Home My Child Has...' Notes - print them from here!

How do we write letters at school? This sheet gives you the phrases we use.