Trevithick Class News April 2014

Welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable break and are ready for the summer term.  

Questionnaire results and feedback:

Many thanks again to all those who completed the questionnaire and the positive comments that we received. Don’t forget you can access this newsletter at

If you have any concerns or questions please arrange an appointment to see me at your convenience.



SEAL stands for Social and Emotional aspects of learning. Our theme this half term is ‘Relationships’. Please read the attached sheet for how to support your child with their learning.



It is lovely to see the progress many of the children are making in their reading. Please let me know if your child needs to change a book or if you want a couple of books to keep them going. This is the final term in EYFS and I will be assessing their progress in the key words before they move to KS1. Keep practising!!!

It is important that they bring their book-bag to school everyday. Please make a comment in your child’s reading record as this helps me assess their progress. Thank you! Please check your child’s book bag regularly for notes and newsletters. We will be starting quiet reading on a Tuesday and Thursday morning and hopefully this will enable me to hear them read more frequently.


Week 1 The Hungry Caterpillar
Week 2 The Hungry Caterpillar
Week 3 Jack and the Beanstalk
Week 4 Jack and the Beanstalk


Area of learning Home learning activities
PSED See attached sheet for how you can help. Our theme is ‘Relationships’
CLL (Literacy)

WE USE THE JOLLY PHONICS MATERIALS – available from Early Learning Centre and Waterstones.


The letters and sounds we are learning are w, ng, v, oo, y, x, ch Look for these sounds in reading books and the environment. Have a go at writing words that contain these sounds. This term we will be learning about ourselves and living and growing. We will be reading the book The Very Hungry Caterpilllar. Read other stories by Eric Carle, discuss life cycles or have a go at writing your own version of the story. Write a list of the foods the caterpillar ate.  Continue to practise the key words and use them to write sentences.


Continue to practice number bonds to 10 and beyond. Add up all the food the caterpillar eats in the story. Write addition and subtraction sums for the different foods.  Learn the days of the week and ask questions e.g. if today is Saturday, what day will it be tomorrow etc? Sequence days of the week cards.
EAD We will be learning songs and rhymes about caterpillars and a song to help us learn the days of the week.  Use things at home to make caterpillars and butterflies. Draw pictures of the different foods the caterpillar ate – discuss foods your child likes/dislikes.


P.E & Swimming

P.E continues to be on a Friday morning. Please make sure their P.E kit is in school and that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform to prevent it getting lost. If anybody is able to volunteer with swimming please see me as soon as possible – in order for the children to swim I need as many volunteers as possible and due to current law all volunteers will need a CRB check – these need to be completed. At the moment I haven’t decided on a day but I will once I know when people can help both in the pool and with changing etc.


Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)

In the summer term we will be beginning our Sex and relationships education. You will receive further information about this. Please don’t panic about this as the YR requirements are not too scary! Please feel free to contact me if you wish to view the materials or want more information about our policies on SRE.


Round Up:

All offers of support for reading practise with the children in Trevithick Class would be gratefully received – please let me know if you are able to give up some of your time. Please continue to record significant experiences (that make you say ‘wow’) that your child does at home, for example, if they read to a sibling, swam underwater, helped with some cooking etc. Please return it to school and I can celebrate these achievements with them. You can use Tapestry! They also support the judgements I make about the children when completing the Foundation Stage Profile.


Important Dates

Class Assembly – TBC

EYFS Sports day – Friday 11th July 2014 – 9.30am

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Wednesday 16th July 9.30 (more info nearer the time)

SRE week – 24th June


Nadia Lampier, Sherry Dodson, Samuel Barnes

Lizzie White, Davy Hutchinson

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