Hello everybody!


Welcome back to the new school year! I hope you have a fantastic summer and are ready for a new year full of learning and fun!


In Literacy this term we are going to be exploring different traditional tales. We will follow the, 'Talk for Writing' programme as this will support us in developing our use and understanding of vocabulary. The first story will involve a troll, a bridge, and three differently sized animals - I wonder if you know it already?!


We will also have Read Write Inc. Phonics sessions every day and will do some additional reading by following the, 'Talk through Stories' intervention. Reading is so important and I would love it if you read every day at home with your grown-ups. Do tell me about the stories you have shared - I love to hear about them.


In Maths this term, it is all about numbers! We will follow the, 'White Rose Maths Scheme' and learn about what they mean, what they look like, the sequence of numbers, place value, addition, and subtraction. We will also be looking at 2D shapes. 


I'd like you to know that Buddy, our school dog, will visit us frequently throughout the morning. He loves to check your Maths work, hear you read, and listen to your 'Talk for Writing' story maps!


Also, we have BIG news this year...We are very excited to share that we have a brand new library in our school. We cannot wait for you all to see it and use it frequently. Mrs Barry and all the teaching staff hope that this library will inspire a love of reading in you all.


As always, if you have any questions, please catch me at the gate - either in the morning or afternoon. Or, you can book an appointment with me through the office.


Keep smiling,


Miss Collins :)