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Class RD


Welcome to Class RD!


Autumn Term 

Miss Duffy and Mrs Bacon would like to welcome you all to our new class web page.


We will keep you updated with all our learning adventures throughout the year, sharing our achievements and all our news.


We have now all settled in beautifully to  our new class, we know where to hang our coats, put our books bags, where our water bottles go and we are all familiar with our class routines.  We are becoming independent learners, making decisions such as choosing where we would like to continue our learning.  Sometimes we chose to learn and play in our indoor classroom and sometimes we choose our outdoor classroom.  We can now all put on our waterproofs and wellington boots all by ourselves - Miss Duffy and Mrs Bacon are so proud of you all!  We can even prepare our own snack, making sandwiches, preparing our cereal and cutting up our pancakes.  We kindly ask families to keep encouraging the children to dress independently this will help the children on our Physical Education days when we change into our P.E. kits.  


Phonics Time


Each day the children will participate in 30 minutes teacher directed phonic activities.  The children love phonics time and we can already read and write some sounds.  We are all trying really hard to orally blend simple words such as dog, bin, mat, pin, map and dig. Please continue to practise orally blending words at home.  Next, encourage your child to segment the sounds they can hear in simple words, this will help to prepare your child for writing.  Please refer to our EYFS Reading and Phonics information leaflets, both of these leaflets provide important information about supporting your child with their reading and writing.   


Maths is Fun 


In addition to phonics time each day the children will enjoy 30 minutes of teacher directed maths activities.  We teach our number skills through fun and interactive activities.  We are already extremely good at recognising and ordering our numbers to 10.  We are all trying hard to recognise and order our numbers to 20.  Please use the provided flash cards sent home on the back of your homework sheet  to practise recalling and ordering numbers to 20.  Use your flash cards to make up fun and interactive games that all the family can have fun playing.  Don't forget lots of counting forwards and backwards.  Counting when you are out and about is really useful.  Count the conkers and leaves you find on your trip to the park.  Count how many seconds it takes to walk up the stairs.  Look at door numbers on the way home from school.  The list of opportunities is endless.  

Things to practise at home:

(Remember to keep the learning fun, writing in unusual places, counting when out and about.)

*Recognising own name
*Writing name independently using the correct Letter formation
*Orally segmenting and blending simple three letter words, b-a-t,
* Counting to 30 forwards and backwards, starting from a variety of points
* Recognising the numbers 1 - 20
* Writing our numbers correctly

Our Classroom door is always open, please call in at any time, we are here to help and support.

Miss Joanne Duffy and Mrs Ruth Bacon