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In English this term we are really focussing on using a good pencil grip to hold our pencil and writing using sounds we know. We are learning lots of new phonics sounds and are trying really hard to include them in our writing!

We have handwriting and phonics twice a week in year 1 and 2 to practice good pencil control and correct letter formation. We all practice dough disco twice a week to make our fingers stronger. 

In year 2 our focus is listening to sounds in words and writing them independently to form sentences.

In Year 1 our focus is listening for the initial sounds in words and then having a go with cvc words. 

In Reception we are so busy learning different sounds. We are practicing what they look like and listening for them at the start of words. 


In reading we are working on holding our books carefully and turning the pages one at a time. We talk about the pictures and tell our own stories and also look for familiar sounds so we can read the words. 


Our topic this half term is 'Traditional Tales'. We are going to explore lots of different stories thinking about sequencing and adapting them to write our own stories. AS part of our topic work we will be learning about non-fiction writing. We write some information about the weather and materials.



We are focusing on our number skills this half term. We have practiced counting to 5 and 10. We have been ordering numbers, recognising numbers and counting the correct number of objects. In year 2 we are working independently to try and add numbers together. 


In topic this half term we are learning about materials. We will explore what things are made of. We are going to do lots of science experiments this half term to find out why things are made with different materials. 

Class PE is currently on a Thursday morning- we are working with Adam the sports coach on lots of different skills. 



Year 2 are doing Tennis on a Wednesday afternoon with the sports coach.