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Week Ending 29.9.17


This week we have been busy continuing to learn the sounds that letters make in our phonics lessons. The children have now learnt to read and write the following sounds m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g and o. Each letter that the children learn in Read Write Inc. Phonics has a corresponding picture to help with their recall and letter formation. E.g. a a apple. To write the letter a we say "round the apple and down the leaf".


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In maths we have been learning to count sets of objects accurately. The children are really good at recognising the numerals 0 - 9 and have enjoyed using the number fans to find the matching numeral when counting objects. 

Week Ending 10th November


This week the children finished learning "Set 1 Sounds" in their phonics lessons. They have now been taught 30 sounds and are practising reading and writing simple words using these. The children will now be assessed and placed into smaller phonics groups tailored to meet their needs.


In maths we have learnt about 2D shapes and the children are beginning to be able to describe the properties of 2D shapes; how many sides and corners they have. We have enjoyed making shapes with lolly sticks and playing shape games that involve describing the shapes and getting our friends to work out what the shape is using this information.


Our topic work has focused around bonfire night; the children have learnt why we celebrate Bonfire Night and have enjoyed a range of firework related activities including making edible sparklers.

"Restart a Heart" information can be found in Latest News. Year 6 parents: open day information for secondary schools now on 'Latest News.' We are pleased to announce that you can now download our school app - more details under the 'News & Events' page. Phil McDermott our storyteller returns to St Gregory's. Don't miss his storytelling assemblies every Tuesday at 2:45pm. If it is raining in the mornings, please take Y1 - Y6 children along the side entrance to the hall.