Reading is an essential part of all children’s learning and by developing a love of reading at the earliest stage of a child’s school life, the benefits are incredible. By reading regularly, not only do the children develop their reading skills but also the communication and language. Reading at least 5 times a week together using a mixture of both their Collins eBooks and their Love of Reading books will support the children to develop a love of reading and the skills to support them throughout their time at school!
The children are constantly applying their knowledge if numbers to real life problems. You can help by counting everything and anything, how many steps are we going up? How many fish fingers on the plate? What will happen if we eat one of those fish fingers? Simple questions like these and using the numbers in a real-life context the children will only deepen their understanding of number.
As a school we have purchased a handwriting programme called Letter-Join. This has an online platform that children can access at home – the children have began to form letters however they can continue to practise the patterns to strengthen their fine motor skills also.
There are some words on there, however these are not for the children to access until after Easter as some of them contain sounds that have not yet been taught.
Our PE afternoon will usually be Friday morning. Please ensure that children have a full PE kit in school all week, including for colder weather to allow for flexibility. Long hair should be tied back, and earrings removed as outlined in the school’s uniform policy on our website.