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Will You Read Me a Story?


Welcome back to Gnome Class! We hope you had a fantastic half term break and you're ready to dive back into your learning.


Our topic this half term is 'Will You Read Me a Story?' This topic is all about our favourite stories and traditional children's books. If you have a favourite story book that you would like to share with us, please bring it in!



In English, we will be writing speech bubbles, lists, letters, poems and instructions. We will learn about adjectives and discuss what we would wish for if we had our very own Fairy Godmother! 


In Maths, we will explore 2D and 3D shapes and their properties, learn about capacity, share objects between a number of groups and measure objects using nonstandard measures. We will learn to count in 2s and identify one more and one less than objects and numbers.


In Phonics, we will continue to learn Phase 2 letters and sounds. We are beginning to write simple VC and CVC words using the graphemes we have learnt. Phonics key rings will be sent home and updated when your child is confident with new sounds.


Activities to support your learning at home:

  • Practise writing your name and discuss what letters are in your name.
  • Talk about the letters in different words. E.g. reading labels on packets or tins. Discuss the shape of the letters.
  • Read numbers that you see every day, such as numbers on houses or car registration plates.
  • Practise counting familiar objects, such as stairs or shoes.
  • Share stories together and have story time! Talk about the stories you have read.


Key Information and Dates for Gnome Class:


  • PE will be on a Monday afternoon with Mr Roberts.
  • The Reading Challenge has begun this half term. The chart is displayed on the board outside our classroom. If you read at home 3+ times a week you will receive a star on the chart. Read at home every week in the half term and you will receive a treat/prize!
  • Snack money should be handed in on a Monday morning to a member of staff in Gnome Class for the whole week. Please be mindful that we cannot always check children's book bags for their snack money.


1st November - FS2 & KS1 Harvest Festival at 10:45am

7th November - Parent Consultation Evening 15:30-18:30

8th November - Parent Consultation Evening 15:30-17:30

14th November - Flu Vaccinations

24th November - INSET Day. School closed to children

28th November - Forest Schools visit session 2

13th February - Forest Schools visit session 3

13th March - Forest Schools visit session 4

24th April - Forest Schools visit session 5


If you would like to help out in Gnome Class, please come and see a member of staff. Whether you are a mum, dad, grandma, grandad or sibling, you are more than welcome to come and join us!


If you have any questions or worries please come and see us, we are here to help in any way we can!


Thank you,

The EYFS Team

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Useful Websites:


Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage -  http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf 


Phonics Play website - http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ 


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