Another lovely week in Class R!  This week we have been learning all about The Runaway Chapati – re-telling the story and also making up some sound effects. The children did really well with the Circuit Challenge that Year 6 ran and I was really impressed with the balancing skills shown on the small apparatus in PE this week.


This week our activities will be based around the book Handa’s Surprise. We will be playing in the fruit café, writing lists and sorting fruit, making story maps and making some clay fruit.


This week I will be issuing the children with their Home Reading books and their first strip of words to learn at home. These words are to read – the children do not have to write them too. I would be grateful if you could make a comment in the books about how your child is doing – could they point to the words, tell you the first letter of the words, talk about the story, characters, setting? Ideas for how you can help your child to read were discussed at the Reading Meeting last week.  If you were unable to attend, I attach the powerpoint.

Holiday homework.  Can you please help your child to write their name? Could they make their name in different ways, for example using twigs, materials, in shaving foam? If they could bring in some pictures, this would be brilliant.   Also, could you please ask your child to draw a picture of themselves and could you write down all the things that they can do or enjoy eg ride a bike without stabilisers, swim, re-tell a story, gardening etc. The children can share these with each other. If the children could bring these in by the beginning of the second week back, that would be fantastic. Thank you.

Congratulations to our Learners of  the Week, who are always ready to listen and learn.



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We have had a lovely week doing lots of activities around the book The Little Red Hen. We have made bread with Gaynor, our cook, and talked about the changes that we saw. We have looked closely at Autumn seeds and also thought about how we can be kind to others. Julie Laming, from Mad4Dance, also came in and we loved her fantastic dance session that she did with us. Mr Croutear has taken some photos to put on Twitter, so do have a look. We have also won the Attendance Cup for the best class attendance again this week – that is twice so far and Class R have only been here for three weeks – fantastic effort !

This week we have our Reading meeting on Monday at 3:00pm and our first Parents Evening. I look forward to seeing you.


How you can help this week:  We would be really grateful if your child could practise putting their coat on independently.

Congratulations to our two Learners of the Week. They are both always listening on the carpet and are ready to learn. They are both really polite and kind to others. Well done!




We are up and running on our blog! Look out each week for updates about what we have been learning and what we will be focussing on the following week. The children have settled in well and I am really impressed with how they are coming in each morning. Don’t worry if there are a few tears at the end of the week – the children get quite tired as they start full time school and we are sensitive to this.    This week we are very proud as we won the Caretakers Cup for having the tidiest classroom! Last week we also won the attendance certificate for the highest class attendance in the school. A terrific start! Well done, Class R.  Next week we will be doing lots of activities around the story of The Little Red Hen. For example, Gaynor our cook will be making bread with us on Thursday and we will also be looking at Autumn seeds using our senses.   How you can help this week:  Collect and bring in some Autumn seeds. Discuss what they look and feel like.

Beginning of Autumn Term Letter   

Overview For Autumn Term 2017

The whole class received Learner of the Week this week for settling in so well to school.