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Whissendine CE Primary School

Term 3 Information

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and a big warm welcome to Term 3!

We are delighted with the children’s continuing progress within the prime and specific areas of learning.  Knowing how physical development impacts on all areas of our children’s learning we continue to provide challenges for both gross and fine motor control. 


Within literacy we continue to learn set 1 sounds, blend and use this growing phonic knowledge to help read and write simple regular words.  Fred will also start to introduce us to the RWI Set 2 sounds and we will begin to build a bank of some naughty ‘red’ (sight) words too. If you could provide lots of fine motor control activities at home (playdough, lego, jobs where we have to use fingers ie peeling an orange) to support the children’s muscle development this will really aid our growing ability to write.  Listening to stories and comprehension, as always, features highly on our agenda. Estimating, ordinal numbers and simple addition will form part of our maths focus. Taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch at the end of January will introduce us to various ways of recording data such as tally charts and graphs. 2d and 3d shapes will help us to build models and create patterns. 


We have been very lucky to secure four Rutland Council Bikeability Balance Cycle training sessions and we are also participating in weekly yoga sessions on Monday afternoons. 


Access to outdoor learning is always a priority therefore children need warm coats (every day), hats, gloves and wellies please.  No scarves thank you.

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