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This term the children have looked at the story of 'Handa's Surprise' and 'What the ladybird heard' in detail. They have compared the story of Handa to the story of 'Lost and Found' set in the artic that we focused on last term.

The children have looked at farm maps and created their own. They have continued to learn about the changes in the environment as we have moved from Winter into Spring and will continue to observe changes as and when we see them. They will use a map to navigate around the school grounds whilst taking part in an Easter egg hunt. 

PE days

This term PE is going to be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Wigan Athletic will teach the children on Tuesday and I will teach the children on Wednesday. Please ensure that children come to school in the correct PE kit either wearing trainers with pumps that they can change in to or just the black PE pumps if it is dry. Trainers are more substantial if the weather is wet for when we go out to play. 


Home reading books

Two reading books will be given out each Monday for your child to practise their reading skills at home. Please ensure that these books are sent back into school each week so that your child has regular access and practise in this area. Reading books at home will embed what they are learning in school and in time make your child a more confident reader.


Reading challenge 

Please check the date when a reading challenge wallet comes home so that the book can be shared with your child at home and returned with a completed book review ready for the next reading challenge. The children love receiving a high quality text to share with you at home and they might even be able to read a page of two or pick out some key words or phonic sounds that they have been learning in school.  


Key words

The children will bring home a key word sheet to keep at home to learn with you. We will check key word recognition with the children in school letting you know which words may need practising. Regular practise in the form of a flashcard will massively help your child retain the words as some of the key words can't be sounded out and your child needs to rely on identifying the word by sight. 



Homework will generally be set on a Friday and will need to be completed by the following Thursday. Homework is generally linked to something that we are working on in class and will be set on seesaw. 


Phonics bag

I have made a set of all the sounds we have covered so far in phonics this term. It is really important to get into a regular routine of using the sounds as flashcards for recognition and then building 2 and 3 letter words to help develop your child's blending skills. The more practise the better. 

Class Timetable

Here is a list of some great websites to find fun games, lessons, clips and resources to help you at home...


Cbeebies - Numberblocks and Alphablocks


TopMarks Interactive games


Phonics Play


Phonics Bloom


Oxford Owl Reading Books


BBC Bitesize