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Friday 17th July

Dear Class R parents and carers,


Wow what a scorching couple of days we have had. It has been so lovely to see the sunshine and spend some time outside this week.


Today will be our final day of setting work and it is incredibly strange to think that we are coming to the end of our school year. We have shared so many wonderful moments this year and it has been an absolute pleasure to have been your children's teacher. This week was always going to be an emotional one, as it always is when we wave goodbye to the children moving on to Year 1. However the past few months make the end to this school year even harder, as we feel we have so much more we want to do with our class.


For me this week also brings an end to my time at Clyst St. Mary Primary School. I have enjoyed 3 wonderful years at the school, where I have made so many wonderful friendships, met fantastic children and families and have absolutely loved being here. I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with the team in Class R and cannot thank each and every one of them enough for their support this year. I would like to take this opportunity to specifically highlight Mrs Wyman for her incredible support over the past three years. Mrs Wyman does so many things for the children, families and myself each and every day. The things she does day in and day out are easy to be taken for granted but I can honestly say I couldn't do my job without her and I appreciate all that she does for Class R. I cannot thank her enough for her friendship and kindness.


Today I would like the children to spend a bit of time on Phonics Play first thing. Can the children retry the Tricky Trucks challenge, specifically focusing on the Phase 3 and Phase 3 and 5a words, as they did the other day.


Following this I would like the children to consider our story 'The Train Ride'. In the story the little girl visits her Grandma at the end of the book. Could the children write about something the characters could do on their visit to see Grandma at the seaside. Alternatively the children may like to write this about themselves visiting a relative.


I would then like the children to look through the attached pictures of 'Trains Around the World'. These photographs show a range of different trains and I would like the children to look through the pictures and see what differences they can see. Why do they think these trains are designed differently, dependent on which country they are in? Is there a particular train they like? Why do they like the look of this one?


After this I would like the children to work through the 2do's 'Counting in 2s' and 'Counting in 5s'


Please note that I will not be posting work on Monday and Tuesday as Mrs Wyman and I will be working on making your child's Learning Journals available to download. Please keep checking your emails over the next week as I will email you all on how you can go about downloading these. I want to get this sorted early next week, so you are able to contact me if you are having difficulties downloading the Learning Journal. Please note that I am in school all next week and will be available to support where needed.


Kindest regards

Mr B