Our topic this term is Light and Dark.

You can find our latest October newsletter here.

Week Commencing 13.11.2017

Maths week.

We will be going on a maths walk on Monday morning- 20th Nov. We will start the walk at around 9.15 am and all parents are very welcome to come along and join us.

Our key learning this week:

We will be reading Can't you sleep Little Bear and writing about why Little Bear is afraid of the dark. We will also be discussing our routines in the daytime and at night.

We will be looking at the science behind night and day, talking about the sun and the moon and looking at Van Gogh's The Starry Night.

In Maths we will be focusing on the number 8, counting out 8 objects from a larger group and using part, part, whole diagrams to see how we can split 8 into two different numbers.


Christmas play letters are going home this week with information about dates and tickets.

Bakery trip.

We had a lovely trip to the bakery last week. We found out how the bread is made and we bought some cakes for the teachers back at school. 

We were all given a lovely goody bag to take home. 

Thank you to Hambleton Bakery for a great trip.

We are planning to have a phonics evening for parents very soon but in the meantime you may want to look at these sites/information in order to help when you are looking at the letters/sounds with your child.

For help with sound pronunciation-


To help with letter formation, this is a list of the letters and the rhyme to go with each as your child forms the letter.

  Grandparents day .   29th Sept

It was lovely welcoming Grandparents into our classroom today. The children were very excited and we had a great morning.


We have been finding out about our bodies. We wondered what would happen if we had no bones!  

The children have all settled extremely well and appear to be very happy!

We have enjoyed getting to know the children and finding out their interests and what makes each child special.

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly)

Additional ways to support your child:

Read Write Inc.

We use the phonics scheme Read Write Inc. at English Martrys.  This PowerPoint presentation explains how it works.

Please click here for worksheets to help with formation of letters to practice with your child at home. 

Early learning goals

Early learning goals information for parents can be found here.