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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 Spring 1

What a great Autumn term the children in Puffin class had. They did themselves and us proud in their amazing nativity performance. Well done to all the children for their commitment to learning their lines and songs and thank you to all their parents/carers who supported them with this.

The children have now completed Phase 2 of Letters and Sounds and we have now started Phase 3 learning many digraphs and trigraphs and applying these to blending words to read and segmenting words to spell. Please encourage children to continue to recap the Phase 2 phonemes as these form the basis of all their reading.

In maths most children can now read numbers 0 – 10 and put them in order. We will now be focusing on numbers to 20; reading them, counting forwards and backwards and ordering numbers. We will also be finding out 1 more and 1 less than numbers to 20. The children will also focus on adding and subtracting two single digit numbers. In shape, space and measures the children will further explore 2D shapes, repeating patterns and comparing the weight of objects.

In our Talking and Thinking Floorbook time we will finish off our topic on Dark by further studying nocturnal animals and reading the brilliant Owl Babies. We will then move onto a new topic, Celebrations. This will lead on from our Christmas and New Year celebrations, take into account Chinese New Year, Shrove Tuesday, Lent and Easter and any other celebrations that the children show an interest in.

The children will continue with PE lessons being held inside so they don't need trainers. In their PE bag they need a polo shirt and shorts only. These need to be brought in at the start of the half term and we will send them home for washing at February half term.

Please can all children bring their water bottle into school every day as we do encourage the children to drink throughout the day to stay hydrated. Also please ensure that all clothing is labelled as this makes it much easier when items of clothing go missing or are found.

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.

Maths focus

6.1.20: Counting to 20, reading numbers 11 - 15, one more than, finding the total of two single digit numbers and counting on to find the total.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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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