Matisse Class Newsletter – 20th October 2017



  • Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school each day.
  • Today is the last day of this half term
  • Monday 30th October is INSET day. Children return to school on Tuesday 31st


Reading & Phonics:

Children have been given a new book to read over the holidays.


During one of the reading sessions this week your children did an activity called ‘wordtime’. This is where we tried to blend the sounds we have learnt so far to make sounds such as ‘sat’ and ‘mad’.


This week the children have worked really hard and learned 4 new sounds:

g, o, c, k


Your child can practice saying and writing their sounds at home by using the information in their sound books. Next term we will have four new sounds – u, b, f, e. We will also begin to blend words using the sounds we are familiar with, and begin to start using our sounds in writing.



Our number of the week has been number 3. We have practised writing the number 3 and looking for things that come in 3’s. We know that 1 and 2 make 3.



Every Thursday the children cook with Sue and Donna. This week they made jam tarts! They were delicious! The children cook in small groups so they get a really hands on experience. We ask for a £6 donation towards cooking each half term to cover the cost of the ingredients. Some of this money may be spent on malleable resources too (e.g. for making play dough). Please bring your cooking money to the office.


Junk Modelling Wish-list:

  • Tubes
  • Plastics and lids
  • String
  • Ribbon
  • Scraps of material
  • Straws


Have a lovely half term break!

Lauren and Sue