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We are really impressed with the progress your children are making whilst using reading eggs. Each week we will print out any certificates that have been awarded and present these to the children on a Friday afternoon. Please note: On our 'Reading Eggs Teacher Dashboard' we can only access the certificates earned using Reading Eggs and not the certificates earned through Fast Phonics. If your child is awarded a Fast Phonics certificate, please email it to us and we will print it out.


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Week beginning 9th December


In Maths we have been exploring numbers to 20. We have counted on and back to 20 and counted the number 1 more and 1 less. We have looked at how many tens and how many ones are in each number too.

You could practise numbers to 20 here:

We had a magical time at Turton Tower, with the cook we stirred the Christmas pudding and made a wish then we made a pot pourri decoration for the tree. With the nanny we played some parlour games, we made a traditional Victorian decoration - a cornucopia. We were enchanted by the amazing Victorian Father Christmas, he told us all about what children wold receive in their stockings - an apple, an orange, salt, a piece of coal, a coin and a marble. He then read us the poem T'was the Night Before Christmas. 


Week beginning 30th November



Again we have been so pleased to see so many children using the website to practise their reading. We have given out so many certificates to those children completing the Map quizzes!


This week we have been retelling the Christmas story. First we drew a story map, drawing pictures of the main events, then we wrote super sentences to retell the story.


At home you could choose your favourite story and draw a story map to retell to your special people.


In phonics we have been recapping the sounds we have learned so far. 


At home you could use the Fast Phonics section of reading eggs.


In maths we have been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes. We have been sorting shapes by different criteria and creating repeating patterns.


At home you could sort your toys or create a repeating pattern with your tea!


We are looking forward to our Victorian Christmas at Turton Tower. Please ensure your child comes to school on Tuesday with a warm waterproof coat and that they have wellies in school as the walk to Turton Tower can be quite muddy!


Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Week beginning 9th November


We have had a fabulous Friday in school this week! We were very excited to come into school in our PJ's and Pudsey and Blush clothes to help raise money for BBC Children in Need. We have found out about the things the charity does for children. We were very proud to be a part of it!


We also had a brilliant time having a party to celebrate with those children who had a birthday in September, October and so far in November. We are looking forward to celebrating more birthdays at the end of November. 

In English we wrote instructions:


‘How to make honey biscuits.’


We thought about the order we did things in. We used ‘bossy’ words such as ‘mix’, ‘stir’, ‘put’, etc.


At home you could write instructions;


How to make a jam sandwich.

How to wash your hands.

How to cross the road safely.


Remember each instruction needs to be numbered and begin with a 'bossy' word!


In phonics:


Read, Orange and Yellow group have been continuing to learn the sounds ai, ee, igh and oa. We have read words, written words and sentences containing these sounds.

You can practice these sounds here: - the oo sound - the ar sound - the or sound the ur sound


We have also continued to learn to read and write the tricky words:

we, be, me, he, she, my, they, was, her and all


You can practice these here: Phase 3 tricky words


Green group have been recapping the sounds from Phase 2. We have been reading and writing words containing these sounds, next week we will move to Phase 3.

We have also continued to learn to read and write the tricky words I, a, go, no, to, into, the.

You can practice these sounds here:


At home you could practice your reading books and see if you can find the sounds of the week or tricky words in your books.


In Maths we have been learning to subtract by crossing out and counting how many are left. We have also been finding the 8 calculations for fact families:


At home you could find the 8 facts to make these numbers: