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Puffin Class


Class Teachers: Mrs Hafford and Mrs Hill

Nursery Nurse: Mrs Goodman

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gainsborough and Miss Sargent


Welcome to Autumn 2

Maths focus

Week beginning 29.10.18: Addition within 5 using part part whole, half of 2, 4 and 6, counting backwards from 10 to 0

Week beginning 5.11.18: Subtraction within 5 (extending to 10 for those ready), ordering numbers 1 - 3 then 1 - 5, half of 2, 4 and 6

Week beginning 12.11.18: Length - using the vocabulary of long/tall and short, ordering two or three items by legnth, measuring items using non-standard units, such as cubes, hand spans, etc.

Week beginning 19.11.18:

Week beginning 26.11.18:

The children have throughly enjoyed their first half term in school. They have enjoyed exploring thier new surroundings, learning new things and making new friends. They have made a great start to their phonics learning. They know many of the Phase 2 sounds and most children can identify these and have a good go at recording them. Some children have begun reading and spelling VC and CVC words. In maths, the children have worked on counting objects to 10 using 1:1 correspondence. They have learnt to read the numbers 0 - 10. They have also worked on recalling the double facts for 1, 2 and 3. In our Talking and Thinking Floorbook time the children have asked questions and found out information about themselves including what food is good for them to eat (and what is not so good for them to eat!) and what the heart does in our body.

In the second half of the Autumn term we plan to finish off our learning 'All about me' and we will start looking at the changes that are going on in terms of the changing of the seasons and how it is now darker at night. We will be observing the children closely and talking to them to see what they would like to find out about. In phonics, we will continue to learn some more phonemes in Phase 2. We will continue to practise segmenting and blending CVC words to read and spell. This term your child will bring home a word card and a worded book, as soon as we feel that they are ready for this. In maths we will be adding and subtracting numbers to 10, comparing lengths and heights, naming the common 3D shapes, recognising and using 1p and 2p coins and naming the days of the week. As well as all of this we will be working on our Christmas performance, learning words and songs, ready to perform to you. This is the most exciting term for our children so we hope that they enjoy it as much as we do!

Please remember that if at anytime you have a question to ask or a concern to raise, however trivial it may seem at the time, please do speak to us. There will always be a member of staff on the Reception gate in a morning and if they can't answer your question or concern at the time they will take note of it and someone will contact you during the day.

Please note: 

  • The chidren will need to bring their PE kit (t-shirt and shorts) into school. They will leave their PE kit in school until we send them home with it at the end of the half term. They do not need trainers until after Easter.
  • Please can we take this opportunity to ask parents to ensure all their child's clothing is labelled with their name. 
  • Drinking water throughout the day is really important so can children please ensure they bring their named school water bottle in everyday.
  • Our library day is Monday. Please can children return their books so that they can change them.
  • Please ensure your child brings their zip wallet with reading book, reading record, sound book and challenge book everyday. Please record when your child reads to you in the blue reading record.
  • Please check this page and our school's Facebook page for regular updates on what we are learning about and important messages.
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