Summer Term 1
We hope you have all had a wonderful break. We are very excited to kickstart our final term of the year and have lots of exciting things planned! For the first few weeks back, our topic is called, 'I am super.' We will be talking about all of the different things that make us special. Discussion will range from talking about our families, to our different talents, eye/hair colours and favourite food!
As mentioned in an email, please can children bring in a photo of their family on the first day back. This could be their immediate family, extended family, or perhaps simply one special person from their family. If you would like to do this but do not have a printer, please email your photo(s) to Miss Deighton and she will print it for you.
This term, we will be reading:
- What if we were all the same? By C.M Harris
- Supertato By Paul Linnet
- All Join In! By Quentin Blake
- The Gingerbread Man (Variety of versions)
- My Mum is a Supermum By Angela McAllister
Please keep a look out below for photos of what we get up to next term. For now, enjoy the images from the end of last term.
As always, thank you for your brilliant support!
Miss Deighton, Mrs Thraves, Miss Howells x
Spring has Sprung!
On Wednesday, we became photographers. We went on an adventure to our school wild garden to look and photograph signs of Spring. We had to line up the camera on our ipads carefully and keep our hands very still to make sure all of the image was in the frame. We loved taking pictures of the Spring flowers and insects! Miss Deighton is in the process of printing our finished photographs so we can share them with our grown-ups!
Our Fan-tastic Mother's Day Cards!
We loved making mother's day cards last week! We had to fold the fans and cut out flowers to create a bouquet on the front. We then used our best handwriting to write a lovely message to our mummies. We spoke about why some people choose to celebrate Mother's Day and suggested reasons why we love our mummies.
SPRING TERM TOPICS
Pop loves going on adventures and likes us to help him write about them.
He helps us to use our phonics to sound out words in his pictures.
With Pop's help, we will practise using our phonics skills to write longer words and short sentences.
We will practise using our finger spaces to separate words and remember to place a full stop at the end of our sentences.
We are close to completing phase 3 phonics and will then revise all of the phase 2 and 3 sounds that we know so far.
This week's sounds are:
ng ai ee igh oa
Please keep practising the sounds below at home. We should be able to write and say the sounds.
Bear Word Certificates
Bear Word certificates have been a huge success, with so many FD children working very hard to receive them! When the children can read all of the words on their current bear word sheet and are moved on to the next, they receive a certificate. Each child will move onto their next bear words at their own pace and will be celebrated.
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING IN MATHS?
This week in maths, we are learning all about doubling and halving!
HOMELEARNING FEBRUARY 2021
Hello all! We hope you are well and had a wonderful week. We will be continuing our home learning schedule over the next few weeks.
As with last term, we will upload a weekly plan, outlining the following daily tasks:
- Phonics video
- Literacy activity (Pop's challenge)
- Puzzle activity (Puzzle's challenge)
- Creative activities (a bank of activities for you to choose from throughout the week)
- A well-being activity
- Guided handwriting video
- Shared reading videos
Please remember, routine is important.
In order to help keep this going whilst learning from home, below is a suggested timetable, similar to the timings we normally follow in school.
Feel free to use this to help plan your day (if it helps) but there is no pressure to follow these timings. Your child may need more breaks or be better starting work earlier/finishing earlier.
I understand that many of you will also have to schedule home learning around your own jobs and how tricky this must be, so again, if you don’t manage to complete all of the activities every day, please don’t worry.
Please keep me updated!
In order for us to keep track of the children's learning, as well as celebrating their achievements, please send photo's of the children's work or photo's of what they have been up to to me at
We will continue our Friday whole class Zoom calls - please join when you can!
Miss Deighton, Mrs Thraves, Miss Howells x
Keyworker Children Photographs!
Please enjoy a selection of photographs showcasing some of the many things we got up to in school last term.
We enjoyed topics learning about:
Chinese New Year
Have a wonderful Christmas break!
Dear FD families,
Wow! We have already completed our first term of school. How exciting! Thank you for your continued support this term. We feel so lucky to have such a brilliant parent team! Please enjoy a selection of photos below, showing all of the fun Christmas activities the children have been enjoying over the past few weeks. (Including many shots of our Christmas party day!)
I am so proud of the children's progress this term. I can't wait to see how high they fly next year!
Stay safe! See you in 2021.
Miss Deighton, Miss Howells and Mrs Thraves x
This week, we learnt all about Diwali. We loved learning about and acting out the story of Rama and Sita, as well as making our very own Rangoli patterns, lanterns and Diva lamps.
We hope you enjoyed our creations!