Matisse Class Letter – 16th December 2016


Notices/ Dates for your Diary:

  • Thank you to all of your who came and supported the children for their performance of ‘Ralph the Reindeer’. I’m sure you’ll agree that they sang beautifully, well done Matisse Class! Thank you also for providing a costume for your child. A few children are missing items of clothing from their costume/ clothes worn to school that day; they may have gone home in another child’s bag. We’re missing:

White tights – Carol

White T-shirt – Ben

Burger Top – Leo

If any of these items of clothing came home in your child’s bag by accident, please return to us and we can reunite them with their owner, thank you.

  • The Matisse Class Christmas party will take place on Wednesday 21st We’d be very grateful if you could bring some party food to share with the class. We’ve put up a sign up sheet on our classroom door, please sign up your child’s name next to an item of food. No nuts please.
  • School finishes for the Christmas holidays at 1:30pm on Wednesday 21st
  • Tuesday 3rd January is an INSET day, the school is closed to pupils on this day.


Sounds of the week:

This week we practised some of the sounds which have two letters that make one sound:

ng (thing on a string)

nk (I think I stink)



All the children have completed a PM Benchmark Reading Assessment with Adelle this week. This assessment gives us an accurate understanding of a child’s reading level and allows us to analyse the errors they make so we know how to best support their reading. After Christmas the children will read as part of a small group 3x week with other children who read at a similar level to them. Thank you for all your continued support with your child’s reading this term.



Our number of the week has been the number 10; we practised writing this number and spotted the number 10 all around our classroom. On our maths table we’ve been exploring lots of Christmas themed maths, including ordering numbers 1 – 10 and then 1 – 20 using Christmas decorations and counting out buttons to decorate a snowman.



Next week, we’ll continue all our festive activities including making Christmas cards and writing lists to Father Christmas. Benjy’s Mum and Dad – Al and Gideon will be visiting us to talk about the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. We’ll finish the term with our Christmas party!


We wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or Happy Holidays. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!


Adelle and Sue