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-P.E sessions: P.E lessons will take place on a Tuesday or a Thursday each week this term. Please can you ensure you child has a labelled P.E kit in school for these days. Thank you! :)
-Learning Together session: Wednesday 29th January - Maths focus
-Literature festival - Monday 10th - 14th February
-Parent consultation evenings: 10th and 12th February
Newsletter Spring 1
This term our topic is focused on the theme 'Build it!'
All of the children have already loved exploring the new provision and the 'Building site' in Ash class. As we explore this theme further, your child will be learning to write sentences based on a variety of books including:

Autumn fun in Ash class!
Tricky words!

This term we are focusing on the Phase 2 tricky words! The children have been practising to say and spell these words in class and especially love using the tricky word trucks on phonics play to help them remember.

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Phonics is taught daily in reception and it supports your child's development in their reading and writing. We follow the 'Jolly Phonics' and 'letters and sounds' approach which helps children learn:
*Letter sounds
*Letter formation
*Tricky words

The letter sounds:

Some useful websites that you can use to support your understanding of phonics and to to help your child progress in their phonics at home are:
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (Free phonics play tab)

-Our first learning together session will be next Wednesday (9th October) from 8:50-9:50. The focus for our first session will be PSED and the Characteristics of Effective Learning. I look forward to seeing you there! :)

-We will be starting our P.E sessions on Tuesday 15th October. Please can you  label all clothing in your child's P.E kit so we can ensure all clothing is returned correctly if misplaced.
-We aim to change reading books on a Tuesday and Friday. Please can you ensure your child's reading book and record are returned with a comment/signature so we can give them a new book to read. Please continue to practise the Phase 2 tricky words that were sent home in your child's bookbag at the start of term. These will support your child in both their reading and writing. Thank you!


What a SUPER start reception class have had already! They have settled in brilliantly to the new class and school routines and have impressed all of the teachers with their lovely walking feet and super sitting! We have a fun-filled and busy term ahead where the children will be learning all about themselves and their family. They have already completed some lovely creative learning where they have painted a self-portrait and drawn pictures of themselves and their family.
Autumn 1 newsletter

Please see our Autumn 1 newseletter for an overview of the learning and activities your child will be completing this half term.

Welcome to Ash class page!
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I am Miss O'Connell and I will be your child's class teacher supported by Miss Poole, Miss Zakopoulou and Mrs Fu! Please visit our class page regularly to keep updated with our learning and news from the week. It promises to be an exciting year with lots of fun-filled learning opportunities. I look forward to getting to know you and your child over this academic year! :) If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the school day or make an appointment via the office!

Thank you!