Welcome to Phoebe

The adults who support our learning are Mrs Sargieson, Ms Moffatt and Sami.

Summer Term

Welcome to Phoebe

The adults who support our learning are Mrs Sargieson, Ms Moffatt and Sami.

Summer Term

 Our theme this term is: What makes animals amazing?

(Please see planning section for details)

 In phonics we are working on phase 3 or phase 4
This means we are practising important skills such as segmenting and blending sounds in words. We will continue to use ‘Letters and Sounds’ to plan and teach daily phonics sessions, and the children are now working within adult led phonics groups. Abbi is supporting children working at phase 2 level.

The phase 3 stage will now run until the end of the reception year and children will be introduced to the following sounds:  j, v, w, x, y, zz, qe, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er.

We will learn the sounds that they make, how to write them and will begin to use them to read and write simple words and sentences. Learning how to read and write tricky words will run along side phonics lessons, and we will cover tricky words: no, go, I, the, to, he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, her, all, are.

There is a brilliant website that you can use to help practise all of these skills at home. It can be found here at www.phonicsplay.co.uk. Remember to click on Phase 3.

 Our author for this term is.
Giles Andrea

Morning work

Morning work will commence on 23rd April. This helps to get children ready for the transition into year one, and also gives opportunity to practise a range of vital skills such as number recognition or spelling tricky words. We ask that parents leave children at the classroom door, allowing children to gain independence at the start of the day. Children will then complete their ‘morning work’ task independently. All staff will continue to be available to discuss any concerns you may have, or to discuss aspects of your child’s wellbeing, at the beginning and end of the school day.

Lunch time

As part of our transition process, children will use the large main school playground after their lunch. 

Daily maths sessions will continue to run over the summer term with children practising and learning a range of mathematical skills. This term we will be focussing on subtraction skills, as well as learning about doubling and halving.

 PE kits are needed on a Thursday and Friday.
Children need to come to school on a Thursday and Friday in PE kits, ready to start  lessons straight away. Please remember to make sure that all items of clothing (including shoes) are named and children are not wearing any jewellery.

Reading and Homework.

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned to school on a Monday.

Each phonic group will be set homework that matches the learning covered at school. These sheets should be added to your child’s red phonics folder, and built up over the year. Home reading books will be changed on a weekly basis. Please support your child’s learning at home by helping them to learn their ‘set words’, and by reading regularly with them.

Books for Bedtime.

Children can choose their own bedtime books and these can be changed as often as you like. Remember, these are books for you to enjoy together and we do not expect children to be able to read all of the words.

Sun safety

Please help your child to stay safe at school during the summer term by providing a named sunhat and sun cream.



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