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In our class we have 21 children in Foundation Stage. Our teacher is Mrs Johnson; our teaching assistants are Miss Hill in the mornings and Mrs Mulcahy in the afternoons. On Monday afternoons we have Forest School with Mrs Rae.

You will find regular updates on this page so you can see all the exciting things we get up to each week. 

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Tue 15 Dec

(provisional) FS/ KS1 production

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Buccaneers Learning Guidance wb: 15.06.20

Dear All 

Please see attached planning and maths resources for the coming week. 

Phonics and science resources are posted separately. If you can not find the resources you are looking for, scroll down to the bottom of our page then click on the next page (see picture above), keep going until you find the previous post you want; all posts for literacy, phonics and science activities and resources are there, but you may have to scroll through a few pages to find the one you require as there is so much on our pages now.  

On-line learning: School Learners - having the children access and complete on-line learning activities on the ipads in school is proving to be very difficult, managing when they are using this and the speed of the internet in the classroom makes it virtually impossible, therefore, as we are not sending any homework home, please consider this to be the children’s homework for the coming weeks. If you are unable to access these at home please let me know and I will try to support you.

As always, if you have any questions I will do my best to help or find someone who can!

Best wishes

Mrs W. 

Phase 4 Phonics 

The purpose of Phase 4 is for children to consolidate their knowledge of graphemes (letter representations) for reading and spelling words with adjacent consonants and polysyllabic words. Therefore Phase 4 does not teach any new sounds but introduces children to longer words.

What is a word with adjacent consonants? Initially in reading children are introduced to c-v-c words, or consonant - vowel - consonant words (with the vowels being a, e, i, o, u), such as c-a-t, d-o-g and p-i-g. Adjacent consonant words are simply words with two (or more) consonants next to each other. Examples include f-r-o-g (where the f-r are next to each other) and t-u-s-k (where the s-k are next to each other); children need to learn to 'blend' these sounds together in order to read and spell. Examples of words with three adjacent consonants would be s-t-r-i-ng (s-t-r being next to each other) also s-c-r-ew (s-c-r being next to each other). 

What are polysyllabic words? Polysyllabic words are simply words with more than one syllable, words as easy to sound out as pic-nic, or longer words such as Man-ches-ter, which also contains sounds represented by more than one letter such as ch and er (these are called digraphs, where to letters make one sound). Children need to learn to break these longer words into manageable 'chunks' in order to read or decode. Clapping the syllables or 'beats' in a word is one of the ways to support this. 

Phase 4 gives children opportunities to practise blending longer words in both their reading and spelling, including applying what they have learned to sentences. In this weeks Learning Guidance I have provided links to websites to further support development of this, there are many, many resources available on line but I am also attaching a basic few to get you started, including flash cards and a matching pairs game, which we are using in school, plus some more.  Home Learners, I have included one example of the Find and Write activity sheets (for 'b-l'), I have 36 different ones of these, too many to post on here, but if you would like them I can either email to you directly or can print them in school and arrange for you to collect, just contact me and let me know.  I am also including some polysyllabic word cards and sentence reading activities, plus activity booklets and mats and a Parents Guide, should you like to do further reading! As always, please do not feel you have to print or use everything, my intention is to give you some ideas and choices, pick what you think is appropriate to your child. As ever, please email me if you have any questions or need further support. 

Mrs W. 

Three Billy Goats Gruff science experiments 

Photos of bridges for sharing to go with bridge building activity. 

Three Little Pigs Science Experiments 

Little Red Riding Hood science experiments 

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