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It has been lovely to see the children back at school this week after two weeks away. They have all settled back in brilliantly.

This week we have been looking at the baby photos of our friends in the class. We guessed who each baby in the photo was, and then we talked about the things we can do now that we couldn’t do when we were babies. This is part of our understanding of the world – changes that happen over time, and the differences between the past and now. These ideas form the basis of Science and History as we get older.

We have been revising the sounds we know in phonics and we have learnt four new sounds: g o c k .
Please keep on practising the letter flash cards and building words with them. If you haven’t already seen the video Mrs Cload posted before half term about blending the sounds for reading, this will be helpful to watch so you can see how we learn to read at school.

In maths, we have been practising subitising- this is the ability to see how many objects there are without having to count them. For example, when we look at the dots on dice we don’t need to count them, we just know how many there are. Try practising this at home by asking your child to tell you how many objects there are (up to only 5 or 6).

We also all went into the forest area for our first forest school lesson. we learnt all of the forest school rules and looked at all of the leaves on the floor. We tried to work out which tree they had come from. We also made giant faces using natural materials.