7th November 2020
Hope you are all well.
I had originally sent this out to just the parents of my reception class but upon reflection I wondered if any of the rest of you lovely parents would be interested in doing this. Plus it is free and not often do we get the chance of a freebie!
I have a little learning opportunity for you all that I would like to signpost you to, should you wish to try it.
I have recently finished a 40 hour course on phonics called Sounds Write. I have been teaching phonics , reading and writing for many years but the academy trust invested in this training for all of their schools, as they wanted a universal approach to the teaching of phonics.
I must say that I did actually enjoy the course and it reaffirmed what I had been teaching all these years. I have been implementing some of the ideas the last few weeks and the children are as always very eager to learn. We also have more new reading books arriving soon that will closely follow the Sounds-Write approach.
Normally I would do a phonics and reading meeting for parents to explain our approach but as you will appreciate that is not possible at this moment in time. Luckily Sounds-Write have came to the rescue and produced a free online course for parents so that you will become familiar with the approach...the added bonus is that you won't have me on video explaining it!
So if you click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser it should take you to it.
I hope this helps you to understand the approach and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
22nd October 2020
Good morning everyone, hope you are well.
During half term could you please look out for a pebble or large stone to send into school with your child after half term. We would like to paint them with poppies for Remembrance and display them around the school.
Thank you so much for your support, we really do appreciate it. We have had a really enjoyable half term and we hope that your children have too. They certainly have been a credit to you all.
Have a good and restful break.
Hello to you all,
I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our class pages, these will be added to over time, so please do check regularly for updates.
We are all so happy to be back altogether in school and we are making the most of our learning time together.
Thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times.
Mrs K. Buffery