Miss Piper and Mrs Barrow
This half term, we’ll play imaginatively with a model castle and small world characters. We’ll look at different character types, and decide whether our favourite characters are ‘goodies’ or ‘baddies’! Using different materials and shapes, we’ll build castles and bridges. We’ll read lots of stories and look at the ingredients that go into a fantastic fairy tale. We’ll be brave explorers and hunt for missing items from fairy tales. Reading The Elves and the Shoemaker will encourage us to be busy elves and decorate shoes in our workshop. Contemporary versions of fairy tales will inspire us to write stories, and we’ll create story maps to retell familiar tales. Our mathematical skills will help us to count the buttons on gingerbread men, and estimate how many beans Jack has got! After reading The Enormous Turnip, we’ll plant seeds and learn how to care for them. We’ll also test the right materials to make a bed for a princess, and houses for the Three Little Pigs.
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Phonics at Ladygrove Primary School
At Ladygrove Primary School we follow the Letters and Sounds programme and supplement this with Jolly Phonics. We teach letter sounds in a way that is fun and multi-sensory. Children learn how to use the letter sounds to read and write words.
Parental support is important to all children as they benefit from plenty of praise and encouragement whilst learning. If interest is being lost leave the teaching for a while and then come back to it later. Not all children find it easy to learn and blend sounds. Extra practice will lead to fluency in reading and help your child in school.
Learning the letter sounds
During our Letters and Sounds sessions the 42 main sounds in English are taught, not just the alphabet. The sounds are in seven groups. Some sounds are written as two letters, such as ee and or. These are called digraphs. “oo” and “th” can each make two different sounds, as in book and moon, that and three.
Every other Monday morning we will be visiting our wooded area - 'The Spinney' - to do some outdoor learning and exploring! This is a lovely opportunity for children to get hands-on with nature.
Please ensure that children have wellies and suitable outdoor clothing on this day.
We allow staff time off to undertake union official duties, however we do not have any staff who are currently union officials.