Week commencing 4/12/17

Our key learning this week.

This week, we are preparing for Christmas! We will be reading the book 'Stick man' by Julia Donaldson. We will also be setting up our Santa's workshop, where the elves will be busy reading lists, wrapping gifts and writing letters. 

Outside, we will be working to make a winter wonderland.

Advent 2017.

We started off our RE topic 'Birthday' by preparing a Birthday party for our class teddy-Scruff. The children wrote invitations, made cards, cakes and wrapped presents, ending the day with a party.

On Friday 1st Dec we talked about Advent. We started by looking at our Advent baubles. The children will be recognising the correct numeral and taking down the bauble to find a promise and a treat hidden behind. One of our first promises was to look after someone feeling sad that day.

We looked at an Advent wreath and made our own Advent wreath crowns.


Our topic this term is Light and Dark.

You can find our latest October newsletter here.


Bakery trip.

We had a lovely trip to the bakery last week. We found out how the bread is made and we bought some cakes for the teachers back at school. 

We were all given a lovely goody bag to take home. 

Thank you to Hambleton Bakery for a great trip.

We are planning to have a phonics evening for parents very soon but in the meantime you may want to look at these sites/information in order to help when you are looking at the letters/sounds with your child.

For help with sound pronunciation-


To help with letter formation, this is a list of the letters and the rhyme to go with each as your child forms the letter.

  Grandparents day .   29th Sept

It was lovely welcoming Grandparents into our classroom today. The children were very excited and we had a great morning.


We have been finding out about our bodies. We wondered what would happen if we had no bones!  

The children have all settled extremely well and appear to be very happy!

We have enjoyed getting to know the children and finding out their interests and what makes each child special.

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly)

Additional ways to support your child:

Read Write Inc.

We use the phonics scheme Read Write Inc. at English Martrys.  This PowerPoint presentation explains how it works.

Please click here for worksheets to help with formation of letters to practice with your child at home. 

Early learning goals

Early learning goals information for parents can be found here.