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Our first full week in school Little Dreamers! How exciting!

We will be kicking off the week sharing the story 'The Colour Monster', we will be talking about emotions and feelings and how these can change throughout the day. Have a listen to the story below:

Sometimes, the colour monster turns all different colours when his feelings are all mixed up. We will be making our very own colour monsters using various creative resources and experimenting mixing colours to see what new colours we can make! 

Our weekly song will be 'If you're happy, and you know it'

We will also be sharing books linked to our 'Marvellous Machines' topic. Have a look at our blog post and big ideas poster here. You could also check out one of these Cbeebies episodes... All about lots of different amazing machines!  

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In F2, we will be starting our RWI sessions... We will be learning a sound a day and practising forming the letters correctly using the sayings to help us (e.g. round the apple, down the leaf).  

Over the next few weeks, we will be beginning to blend the sounds we know together to read words. We will be playing lots of 'Fred Talk' games to help with this tricky blending process. At home, you could play Fred Talk games or games like 'I spy' to help children to distinguish the initial sound in words.

We will send the sounds the children have been learning home each week (please keep these safe in their book bags, and we will add to them each week until you have a full set), you can practise these speedy sounds, holding the cards up and encouraging your child to say the sound. Here's a video of the pure sounds. 

Once children are confident saying their sounds speedily, we will send some other activities home using the cards. Remember to write in your child's reading diary each time you do this, helping your child get on their way to their first reading award! Bedtime stories and generally sharing books can also be written in the diary. The school expectation is to have at least 3 entries a week. We have lots of books in school to share at home, the children are free to change these as often as they like.

Here are the sounds we will be learning this week:

  • F2 will have PE every Wednesday morning, please make sure children's PE kits are in school. We can keep PE kits in school and send them home every half-term to be washed. Any practise getting changed at home independently is hugely appreciated! 
  • To be reading and sharing stories at least 3 times a week and reading diaries to be signed. This could be a bedtime story, inventing your own story, sharing comic books and magazines together, practising speedy sounds. We have lots of books to share at home in school, F2 can swap these as often as they like. You can also add a reading entry by attending reading lair!
  • Our attendance policy has been updated, please view it here: Keyworth Primary and Nursery School - Updates to Attendance Procedures. One key part being that if F1 children are absent for any reason, to notify school by calling the office. 
  • Check tapestry and the blog regularly to see what the Little Dreamers have been up to in school. Please let someone in the EYFS team know if you are struggling to access tapestry or the blog. If you could send in a family photo on tapestry, we are adding these to our home corner display 🏡💕


Thank you for your continued support 😊

If you have any questions or worries, please speak to someone in the EYFS team at the door or get in touch on tapestry or email: