Matisse Class Letter – 18th November 2016



  • On Wednesday 7th December, Matisse Class will be going on a school trip to Jacksons Lane Theatre to see ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. The performance is at 1:30pm, we’ll leave school at 12:30pm and travel to Jacksons Lane on the W5 bus, The trip is partially funded by the HSA, but we ask parents for a £3 donation. Please pay at the school office. We are in need of 3 parent volunteers to accompany us, you will have the responsibility of looking after a group of 5 children and the HSA cover the cost of your travel and theatre ticket. Please let Adelle or Sue know if you are available to help out by Friday 25th To make it as fair as possible, we’ll compile a list of names of anyone who would like to come and then pick names out of a hat.
  • The school Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 10th December 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • The EYFS and KS1 Christmas performance will take place on Tuesday 13th December at 9:30am.


Sounds of the week:

j (Down and under the Jack-in-a-box and a dot for its head.)

v (Down and up the vulture’s wings.)

y (Down and up the horns and then under the yak’s chin)

w (Down, up, down, up the worm.)


Please continue to look at your child’s sound book on a daily basis, remember to go back and review all the sounds taught to far.



All children have read 1:1 with Adelle this week. Thank you for your continued support with your child’s reading, reading at home really makes a big difference to your child’s learning and progress.



Our number of the week has been the number 6; we practised writing this number and spotted the number 6 all around our classroom. We also continued to work on addition; the children have been creating their own addition problems using dice. They rolled 2 dice and then added the numbers together. To help them solve the problem they counted out counters and stuck them into play dough pots; they counted all to find the total. They then created a number sentence out of magnetic numbers and symbols by selecting the correct numerals needed.



Next week we will focus on imaginative role-play. There will be a ‘Schools’ writing table where the children can create their own registers and teach each other sounds. Throughout the week there will be different role-play areas: hairdressers, doctors, a toyshop and a carpenter’s workshop. In Maths we will focus on measuring ourselves using cm, m or non-standard measures and in ICT we will program the Beebots (electronic robots) to move around an obstacle course build on the brick area.


Have a lovely weekend,

Adelle and Sue