Holiday fun continues in Class Egypt

Hello everyone, apologies for the infrequent blogs lately. This is a particularly busy time of year with assessments and report writing and time seems to have vanished. However, I'll try and keep you posted with the latest happenings in Class Egypt. 

Next week we will be carrying out the National Phonics Test with all year 1 children. They read 40 words - 20 real, 20 made up. They are tested 1 at a time to ensure fairness and Miss Fisher will be the teacher assigned to testing the children (to ensure consistency). You will be informed before the end of the term as to how your child has go on.

In maths we will be focussing on doubling and also place value. In particular helping the children to understand what the digits mean in 2 and 3 digit numbers.

In literacy, we will be developing our understanding of fantasy stories. Last week focussed on settings, and this week we will be writing character descriptions.

Our holiday theme has a strong art and history focus this week as we link the 2 subjects to find out what seaside holidays were like over the last 100 years and how they have changed or stayed the same. If you have any photographs of seaside holidays from your own childhoods that you would be willing for me to share with the children, I would be grateful, (I shall have a look myself, but fear the children will yet again talk to me about what it was like in the olden days!!!)

Finally, this term we support all Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 children with the transition to their new class and year group. If they come home talking about having storytimes with other teachers, this is all part of the process of familiarisation. Please do let me know if your child is expressing concerns to you about moving on. Often, class teachers are the last to find out as the children often want us to feel that they are coping and confident. The mornings of Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July will be transition mornings where your child spends time with their new teacher and class. More news on this later.


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