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This Week in Dexter Class

This week, we will be learning the sounds i, n, m and d, and will learn to recognise the high frequency words, is, it, an, in, and I. We will use these to read and write short words containing the sounds that we have learned so far, and we are sure you will be amazed at how quickly your children start to recognise and read simple words when they are at home! We will also be playing lots of games which help the children to tune in to the sounds they hear around them, as well as in the words they hear. This is an essential part of their learning and there are many games that can be played at home, eg Sound soup: children list things that they will put into their soup. Each object has to start with the same initial sound (bananas, beetroot, beetles, bacon and beach balls!)

In maths, we will be developing our understanding of cardinality - this is knowing that when you count objects, the final number you say is the total number of objects present. We will also be learning to write numbers, linking the number symbol (numeral) with its cardinal number value.

In RE, we will be talking about what makes us special, and how Christians believe that people are all different, but all special in the eyes of God. We will hear the Parable of the Lost Coin, and will also reflect back on last week's work on the Parable of the Sower - a key Biblical passage for our school.

In literacy, language and communication, we will be reading 'What makes me a me?' by Ben Faulks, and

'All are welcome' by Alexandra Penfold. We will discuss the similarities and differences between ourselves and our families, and link this into our RE work on being special.

We hope that you have all managed to access Tapestry successfully. If you have not already signed the photo permission forms sent by Mrs Russell, please could we ask that you do so asap, so that we can add additional photos and observations. Thank you.


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