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AUTUMN 1/2021


In Literacy we will be reading lots of rhyming books and concentrating on rhymes. You will learn to write your name in cursive letters. 


Firstly, in Phonics we will be learning about environmental and instrumental sounds, body percussion, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds, oral blending and segmenting (Phase 1). Secondly, we will start learning letters and begin blending and segmenting with letters.

By the end of this phase (Phase 2) many of you should be able to read some VC (in, it, on) and CVC (cat, mum) words and to spell them either using magnetic letters or by writing the letters on paper or on whiteboards. You will also learn to read some high-frequency ‘tricky’ words: I, the, to, go, no, into.


In Maths we will be learning about numbers and representing them in different ways. We also will be learning about capacity, length and weight.


We are looking forward to teaching you all these thing!




  • PE - Monday and Wednesday - Please come to school in PE kit - green or black shorts if the weather is warm and a plain white T-shirt. Tracksuit bottoms may be worn and suitable warm top or school jumper in cold weather.
  • Home learning - reading every evening and please complete reading diary.  Please make sure this comes home and returns to school every day. Thank you.
  • Home learning - Phonics and Maths activities on See-Saw. Children will receive their log-ins for this home learning platform during their individual visits to school. Please upload your home learning by Friday each week.
  • What to bring to school each day - Bookbag, lunch box (unless your child is having a school packed lunch), reading diary, reading book and phonics pack.
  • Library day - alternate Mondays, beginning 13th September.

Please remember to respond to your home learning via Seesaw.

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