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Merry Christmas to our wonderful Children and families. Have a peaceful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

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Christmas Stay and Play Friday 7th of December

Thank you to everyone who brought the festive cheer to our Christmas Stay and Play. I think our favourite part was the ‘festive floss’ dancing!

Thank you for everyone who made it to our first Learning in Action this September. You can find all the booklets from the

presentation here on our pages.

Learning in Action 27th September 2018

Magic Maths

This half term in maths we are focusing on:





3d shape 

Numbers 0-10 and beyond!


Fun with Phonics

Last half term we covered the following sounds:

- m a s d t p i n g o c k

This half term we are learning:


- u b f e l h sh r j v y w th z ch qu x ng nk

to hear and discriminate sounds


-to read simple words by blending our known letter sounds eg

man   sad  pop   dig



Could you do these at home?

Could you do these at home? 1 Sand Writing
Could you do these at home? 2 Letter Decorating
Could you do these at home? 3 Water Painting
Could you do these at home? 4 Tummy Time
Could you do these at home? 5 Rainbow Writing

Busy Bee Time - Learning Through Play!

Picture 1 Super Sandpit
Picture 2 Vehicles and Garage
Picture 3 Marvelous Mud Kitchen
Picture 4 New for 2017* Big Builders Yard
Picture 5 Dinosaur Valley
Picture 6 New for 2017* Water Wall
Picture 7 The Big Stage - Leesland's Got Talent!
Picture 8 Make and Do
Picture 9 Dentastic!
Picture 10 Write your own numberline
Picture 11 Small World - even bigger and better for 2018*
Picture 12 New for 2017* The Leesland Pearl!
Picture 13 Natural Maths Market
Picture 14 New for 2018* Pulley Systems

    Getting Ready to Write



The children are practising how to hold their pencil correctly. We describe it as:


'Fred the frog, sits on the log.'



Fred is our Frog who helps us learn in phonics lessons. This phrase describes the frog legs which pinch (pincer) the pencil and the log is the middle finger which the pencil balances on. Try using this little reminder to help them at home too.


Try this little trick at home to help with pencil grip. Place a pom pom in your child's hand and get them to grip it with their two fingers - whilst holding their pencil!





Useful Links You Can Use At Home

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode M and follow links for more!

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