Welcome to Diamond Class
WHAT YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO BRING TO SCHOOL
Please can your child bring a named water bottle with water, not squash each day. A book bag that will fit in a small tray containing their diary and books (these can be purchased at school). All pencils, pens and other stationery are provided for the children. Please ensure your child has wellies and water proof clothing that stays in school.
When your child first starts school they will take home a Lilac book (picture book) three times a week. This is to help children develop their story language skills before moving onto a book with words. As the children learn their sounds they will progress to the next level books- pink 1 (a book with words). Children will be given sets of tricky words to learn at home to help them progress through the reading levels. We will endeavour to hear children read individually each week. When children move up a level in reading, they will receive a special sticker from Mr Goodier.
PHONICS & HANDWRITING
Your child will have a phonics lesson each day to learn new sounds and tricky words which then help them with reading and writing. On Fridays the children’s sounds of the week will be sent home. Please practise these with your child and stick them in their jolly phonics book. Each week the children will complete a handwriting activity in class. You will then receive a follow up activity to practise the letter formation with your child at home. When returned to school, children earn a dojo point.
Pearl class PE days are Wednesday’s however; this will begin after the October half term.
Children will need to come to school in their P.E kit on their P.E day. Children will need to wear- Black shorts, leggings or jogging bottoms, a white t-shirt, school jumper and trainers.
- Reading- please read as often as possible at home.
- Jolly phonics sounds will be sent home for you to practise with your child.
- Handwriting- a follow on activity to consolidate letter formation taught during the week.
- Tricky words (words you cannot sound out and must remember by sight)- to learn to read and spell.
Each half -term the children will be taught about a different topic. This half-term our topic is-