Trevithick Class News

Trevithick Class Newsletter – September 2014

Welcome to the first Trevithick Class Newsletter!!! I hope you all had a lovely summer. I look forward to meeting you and working with your child.

This will be a regular feature from me and aims to inform you of news, topics and important dates. If you have any concerns please see me or a teaching assistant as soon as possible. You can also keep up with what is happening in Trevithick Class by visiting our blog available on our school website

This term we welcome trainee teacher Mrs Deborah Price. Deborah is on the Cornwall SCITT programme and will be sharing some of the teaching with me later this term.

 SEAL: What is SEAL?

SEAL stands for Social and emotional aspects of Learning (see attached newsletter). Our theme for this half term is ‘New Beginnings’.

Key Persons:

Each child has a key person who will work closely with your child to ensure their needs are met. Please feel free to talk to your child’s key person and share relevant information that may affect your child’s progress.

Nadia Lampier Sherry Dodson Lizzie White
Louise Maddison Eva
Freya Taylor Bradley
Paolo Ben Reuben
Abigail AJ Saxon
Dexter Leia Clara
Nyah Maisy Jack
Lila Demi Luke
Seb Elliot Bear
Delia Adam Ava

Reading and Homework:

All the children have a book to share with you and it is important that they do a little bit of reading every night. This term I will be changing their reading books once a week, however 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! For more information about our reading scheme please attend our ‘Parent Meeting’ later in the term (date to be confirmed).  Please check your child’s book bag regularly for notes and newsletters. Children have received a laminated copy of the 45 key words and handwriting and numeral practice. Encourage your child to practise forming the letters and numerals correctly.

WOW Moments:

Attached is a sheet for you to record observations of your child at home. It can be used to help build a picture of your child’s development or any other significant information you wish to share with us. I have included some previous ‘WOW moments’ so you can see what kind of information might be relevant.

‘Ollie used my lap top to write the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.’

‘Joe sang Cornish songs to his Daddy at home.’

‘Emily used a knife to butter her own toast this morning.’

‘Ben amazed us by riding his bike without stabilisers for the first time.’

‘Jade wrote all her number to 10 without help from me – well done.’

 We are also continuing to use the ‘Tapestry’ online Learning Journey please contribute to this and we will share their successes in class.



We use a range of strategies and schemes to teach phonics these include Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds. Each week your child will be learning a new letter, the sound it makes and will be practicing forming it correctly. The sounds we will be learning this half term are s, a, t, i, p, n.  Play ‘Eye Spy’ with your child focussing on these sounds.



P.E will be on a Friday morning. It is essential that your child has a P.E kit (black shorts and white t-shirt) in school. Please ensure that your child’s name is written clearly in all uniform.


Round Up:

All offers of support for reading practice 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. If you wish to send your child in with a bottle of water, please make sure it is labelled clearly with your child’s name and put it in the blue tray next to the book bags.

Meet the Teacher:

You are invited to a ‘Welcome Meeting’ on Tuesday 16th September at 4.30 in Trevithick Class.  Join us for coffee and an informal chat about how you can best support your child with their learning. Alternatively, we will be holding one on Friday 19th September in the school hall between 9.00 and 9.30. I hope that you will find these sessions helpful.

Important Dates:

Meet the teacher – 16th and 19th September.

Parent’s Evening –4th and 6th November

Harvest Festival – Date and Venue tba  


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