Welcome back! I would just like to say how fantastic the children have come in to school, after the summer term. It has been really lovely sharing all their holiday news. The reception children have managed really well in their new classroom and with their new routines as the year one children have been wonderful role models and have all started the new term with a wonderful enthusiasm!
Our topic this ½ term will be ‘Superheroes’. We are also planning to continue with ‘share a story’ on a Thursday morning. This is a lovely low key session where you can stay and read stories with the children; we generally aim to finish at 9.15.
Please would it be possible for the children to have a healthy snack each day for break time and also that they have a pair of named wellies and a set of waterproofs in school.
I will continue to send home ‘speech bubbles’ for the year one children to implement at home, but I will also send home homework folders which have lists of the objectives that we will be looking at over each ½ term.
For the reception children I will be sending home a speech bubble each week. This allows you to practise sounds or words that we have been implementing over that week. The children can write on it or you can just put a little note on to let me know that they have had a go! I will also be sending home reading books this week; I have attached a letter to explain how our reading scheme works for the reception children. If there is anything at all you want to know, please do not hesitate to see me, either at the beginning or end of the day
Mrs Brown & Mrs Wadsworth
Reading in Class 2 - the Oxford Tree Reading Scheme.
The scheme of books begins with stories that reflect real life experiences. The first stage of the scheme concentrates on the language and the pre-reading skills that children need to become competent readers. It gives your child the opportunity to experience the stories and become familiar with the characters before moving on to the first story books with words at stage 2.
Stage One books tell a story through eight pages of lively, humorous illustrations, without any text. This will allow your child to learn how stories work, and the order and direction in which they read. The absence of any text will encourage your child to focus on the illustrations in order to find out what is happening in the story. By telling the story in their words they will be learning to use information they derive from the illustrations, and developing their oral skills.
When reading with your child, find a time that works for you both and keep sessions short. Don’t attempt to read with your child if they are feeling tired, but most importantly have fun! As always, please do not hesitate to come in and ask if there is anything you need to know.