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Tuesday 14th July

Dear Class R parents and carers,

Thank you for all the fantastic work that was sent through yesterday. It was wonderful to see so many of the children engaging with our story of the day and the BBC Bitesize videos.


I am sorry there was a little bit of confusion regarding the letters to Ms Osman. Hopefully the below information will help to clarify this.
The children in school, and most of the children at home, completed the Transition booklet last week and we have given these to Ms Osman. However as part of Miss Wilkinson's 'Transition Project' she has also asked all the children in school to write a letter in reply to their new teacher's. Please see the below information sent out by Miss Wilkinson yesterday -
'Your child/children should have received their letter from their new teacher by now.
Please could you encourage them to write a letter back to their new teacher telling them a bit about themselves.

There is a KS2 bitesize lesson which you could encourage children to use to help write their letter 

If you could then post or take a photo of the letter and email it back to school we would really enjoy reading them.

Many thanks

Ellie Wilkinson'


This is not compulsory to do, as most of the children in Class R completed the Transition booklet. However if your child would like to send a letter to Ms Osman, she would love to read them.

Today I would like the children to begin the day by having a go at the tricky trucks on phonics play -  Resources - Tricky Word Trucks - Phase 4 - All HFW


After this I would like the children to watch the attached video of set 1 and 2 speed sounds. Today we are specifically going to focus on 'special friends'.
Once they have watched the video I would like the children to practise their letter formation and segmenting skills by trying to write the selection of words at the end of the video.


Following this I would like the children to watch the video of the story 'The Train Ride'.
Once the children have watched the story I would like them to imagine they are going on a journey like the girl in the story. Can they draw a picture of what they would like to see out of the window. I would like them to use their imagination; it could be from the window of a rocket, submarine or something completely different.

When travelling on the train the passengers see a tractor at the farm and a hot air balloon. Can the children draw a picture or write a list of any other vehicles or animals they remember from the story?


After this I would like the children to have a go at the two 2do activities set on Purple Mash 'Most & Least Likely' and Certain to Impossible - Decide if the probability of an action is certain, probable, unlikely or impossible. This is a continuation of our work on probability yesterday and introduces the children to a range of different vocabulary.


Please look out for Mrs Benney's challenge later.


Kindest regards

Mr B

The Train Ride

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Speed Sounds - Special friends

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