Happy New Year!


January 2018

Welcome back after the Christmas break.  We hope you had a restful time with your children.  

                    

To begin our new topic of 'Old and New', we are focusing on the traditional story of 'The Three Bears'.  The children have been learning to retell the story in order  with expressive voices for the different characters.  We have talked about the parts of the story we like and dislike and collected words and phrases to describe Goldilocks.  It's important for children to learn stories with a very clear structure and patterned language like this one 'by heart' to give them a good bank of ideas for when they come to write their own stories.

Here is another version of the story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/snapdragon/yesflash/story.htm

You may like to share it with your child and talk about which parts are the same as or different from the version we have read in school.

 

In phonics, we are moving onto Phase 3, which is where children will begin learning some digraphs (two letters which represent one sound) such as 'ch' (as in chop), 'sh' (as in fish) and 'ee' (as in feet).  We will continue to send the cards home regularly so you know which sounds we have been learning.

 

Following the Year R reading meeting on the 17th October a link to the powerpoint presentation can be found here /files/Powerpoints/Reading_in_the_Early_Years_2017.ppt

 

Reminders

Please make sure all your child's items of clothing (including P.E. kit) are named as we are unable to tell which things belong to them if this is not done.   

 

Thank you for your support.

 

The Early Years Team