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Home Learning

 Good morning,

I hope you had a lovely weekend out in the sunshine. I spent the weekend tidying up the garden and walking along the canal towpath from Banbury to Aynho. I am sitting typing this with the door open enjoying the last rays of sunshine. As always photographs and videos will be appreciated to show me what you've all been doing.

This time next week we will all be looking forward to being back at school, there may be some initial nerves and worries but please be assured that the well being of the children is paramount and we will try to make it as stress free as possible.

We are continuing with the theme of Superheroes this week and our book of the week is Supertato  by Paul Linnet and Sue Hendra. I have put some of the usual resources on the website but left a couple of activities from last week, as always pick and choose the things that are relevant or interesting to your child.

​​​​​​As before, if you wish to change reading books or need resources please let me know and I will leave them in the plastic box outside the main reception. 

See you all on the 8th March!



I have put the booklet on as a reminder of how we teach phonics using the Read,Write Inc. scheme. You may have seen this already but it could be helpful as a refresher. We have been working through the Set 1 sounds and only needed to cover ng and nk to complete it. Those children who are very comfortable using the sounds to break down words when reading will now be using the sounds to write words for themselves. Often they will be aware that the spelling is 'wrong' and it is absolutely fine to furnish them with the correct spelling. However we are trying to teach the children to be independent writers with the emphasis on being able to read their own word/sentence once they have written it. As they learn different spellings for sounds the spelling will improve as long as they are confident in their own abilities to write. 

Any opportunities to read or write are worthwhile. I know it is easy to feel daunted when they are on the cusp of learning to read/ write but it is simply that the more they do the better they will become.

I will put some links on for useful websites and make a video for the children to look at on seesaw over the next few days.