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In our class we have 20 children in Foundation Stage. Our teacher is Mrs Winter; our teaching assistants are Mrs Hoskin and Mrs Mulcahy. On Monday mornings Mrs Fairhurst teaches us and on Monday afternoons we have Forest School with Mrs Rae. Please look about on this page to see what we have been doing!

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More and Fewer

This week we have been exploring more and fewer, children have been counting on and back on number lines to find one more and one less.  On Friday children iced cakes with 'more' and 'fewer' decorations.  Please talk with your child about what we have been doing and encourage them to practise using this vocabulary.  

He's got terrible tusks  and terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws...

The children had lots of fun searching for the Gruffalo characters at Forest School last week.  Once they'd found them all, they used the masks in their own play and were inspired to make mice, snakes and Gruffalo's out of clay and natural materials.  They explored with the bug kits and some visited the frogs in the pond.

At snack time, we made batter and cooked pancakes over the fire.  Then, the children decorated them to look like the Gruffalo!

Family trees and baby photos

The children will be sharing their family trees and baby photos this week, if you have not completed this activity with your child yet or sent in a baby photo please do so at the start of the week so all children can join in the activity, thank you.

Reading with your child

Dear Parents

We are holding our reading workshop in the hall this Thursday at 9 o'clock, this usually last about half an hour.  I would urge you to please come along, especially if you are a new parent to our school, as I will be explaining how we teach reading at Brize Norton Primary School and setting out the expectations for the year.  This will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  

All children have been given a 'green word' book to help them practice taught sounds and begin blending words.  They should be practicing these at home with an adult every day for about 10 minutes. We ask that you then write how your child is doing in their yellow reading record book daily so we know how your child is responding at home.

And now my tummy is starting to rumble...Class 1's favourite food is Grufflo crumble!

Class 1 enjoyed their Grufflo crumble served with the three flavours of ice-cream we made last week.  As well as making delicious desserts we have been busy exploring the story of The Grufflo and The Gruffalo's Child.  Children have been using story props to act out and retell the story and today have begun creating their own cave drawings in our Grufflo cave, inspired by the tales.  We have also been sharing other books by Julia Donaldson, clearly a favourite at home with many of the children who are familiar with lots of the books and have been joining in with refrains and spotting the rhymes.

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