Class 1 weekly news

This week we have started our topic People who help us!

Please see our topic plan:

Summer 2 – People Who Help Us class 2 reception and year 1

Our book this week has been Harry and the Dinosaurs say Raahh!!

Harry and the Dinosaurs Say Raahh!: Whybrow, Ian, Reynolds, Adrian: 9781856132299: Books


Literacy – Writing 

In literacy this week the children have been focussing on sequencing and the story Harry and the Dinosaurs say Raahh! They have been using their fred talk to help sound out new words when writing sentences to match!


The children will have a new library book on Monday to share at home and some children also have a RWI reading book too. For reception please see the new booklet of words for the children to practise their sounding out and blending. Please work through these at your own pace throughout the whole term. You will notice underneath each sound is a dot or a dash. A dot is for a single letter sound (phoneme) and a dash is for a sound with 2 sounds together (diagraph). Please encourage your child to point to the dot or dash as they are using their fred talk to say the sounds and blend the word together to read it.

Ditty Sheets

This week’s ditty sheet is ditty 2.

This is to consolidate their learning and develop fluency. 

This will be sent home on Monday to introduce the children to reading short words/ sentences. These are used to support our daily phonics teaching. Please encourage your child to recognise the letters and blend sounds together in short words (with the help of an adult if needed). These are also great to introduce them to ‘red words’ and allow them to start their reading journey. Please encourage your children to join in with these as much as possible to help with their blending skills in the coming weeks.

Your child will also receive a reading booklet in their homework file on Monday. Please work through this at your own pace throughout the rest of the half term. 

Reading Records

Your child had their own personal reading record. Please use this to keep track of your child’s reading at home. This can include reading from the ditty sheet, reading words using set 1 sounds or when you share a story with your child (it can be a book from school or home). Please aim to read with your child at least 3 times a week and record this with the date and a comment in your child’s reading record. Please send this reading record in every day. 


This week we have been looking at how to partition (split) 5 in different ways!

People Who Help Us 

This week Jenny Jarvis came to visit. She is a community first responder and she talked to the children about what she does to help people in the community.

We also got to meet Josh the RAF pilot and try on some spare uniform!

Enjoy the weekend!

Mrs Owen, Miss Parker, Mrs Wootton, Mrs Stevens and Mrs Hearn.