St Dominic Catholic Primary

If we live by truth and in love, we shall grow in Christ

Tell Us a Story

Welcome back to our class blog and Happy New Year!

Thank you for sharing your photos and videos with us on Tapestry - the children have enjoyed sharing them.

We have started a new topic in Reception - ‘Tell us a story!’

This week our theme has been “Jack and the Beanstalk‘’. In Literacy we listened to the story before using our phonics to write the names of some of the characters. Some children wrote sentences too! We also sequenced the story, and enjoyed creating some ‘giant’ artwork. We drew around each other and worked together to create our own giants.

In Phonics we have started to learn some trickier sounds: digraphs and trigraphs. The children know that digraphs have two letters and trigraphs have three. Please continue to support them with this at home.

In Maths we have been learning about ‘Counting Cardinality’. The children have worked hard this week to understand that equal is when two sets/two numbers are the same. We have also explored when they are not equal and why. Some children have started to think about why the numbers are not equal and what the difference is.

In RE we have started a new topic ‘Celebrating’. We have talked about all of the celebrations that we know, particularly those in Church. We have also learned that the people we go to church with are called our parish family. We then worked together to name some of the special objects we see in church.

Please continue to read with your children regularly at home and sign and date their reading records. Just to remind you that book bags need to be in school every day please.

A gentle reminder to please label everything clearly and children should bring a named water bottle each day.

Please encourage the children to put their homework book in the box (by Wednesday) once they have done their homework.

One final note, please check the forest school list each week and ensure your child is ready for their session on the day, thank you.

Thank you for your continued support with your children’s learning.

We wish you a happy and restful weekend.

Miss Day