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Welcome to Deer Class!




Welcome back! We hope that you have all had a fantastic Easter holiday. This half-term, our topic will be Stories. Children will complete lots of work linked to Oliver's Vegetables, Jasper's Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk - we will be drawing story maps and starting to sequence and retell stories in our own words. We will continue to focus upon measuring objects (length, height , capacity, weight) in Maths and calculating addition and subtraction number sentences. We will consolidate knowledge of 1 more/1 less and begin to investigate doubling, halving and sharing. Reception children will continue to study Phase 3 sounds during Phonics (Year 1 children are doing a great job at working their way through Phase 5 sounds!) explore their local area in Geography and investigate plants, trees, materials and weather patterns in Science. We will look at the importance of eating healthily and undertaking exercise, explore the sounds of different musical instruments and delve into the past studying The Great Fire of London. As the weather improves, we are really looking forward to spending much more time in our fabulous Outdoor Area, exploring our surroundings and making lots of mess! We are certainly expecting a busy few weeks!


If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child then please don't hesitate to come and see either myself (Mrs Hatton) or Miss Webster.













General Reminders:


  • Our PE days are Monday and Thursday so please make sure your child brings their PE kit with them to school at the start of the week. We will keep PE kits in school, although if you would prefer to take your child's kit home with you on a Friday then please don't hesitate to ask!
  • Homework is sent out every Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday at the latest. 
  • Reading folders should be brought to school every day. They will be sent home each night, apart from Thursday when we will keep them to put the homework in. Don't forget to log in to your child's Bug Club account in order to access a wide range of free online books. 
  • Please remember to write a comment in your child's reading diary after you have read with them. This will provide us with valuable feedback as to how your child is progressing with their reading.