Matisse Class Letter – 9th December 2016


Notices/ Dates for your Diary:

  • The school Christmas Fair is tomorrow – Saturday 10th December 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
  • We hope you can join us for the EYFS and KS1 Christmas Play ‘Ralph the Reindeer’ next Tuesday 13th December at 9:30am in the school hall. Top Tip: Matisse Class will be sat on the left side of the stage, so it might be an idea to take a seat on the far side of the hall to ensure you can see your child in their starring role as a snowflake!
  • Friday 16th December is Christmas jumper day to raise money for Save the Children.
  • If you haven’t already paid the £3 for the theatre trip to Jacksons Lane please drop it into the school office.
  • 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’ll 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


Sounds of the week:

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

th (Thank you)

ch (ch ch ch ch) like a chugging train


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.


Word Time 6:

All children have taken part in a word time session with Adelle this week. We practised sounding out and blending words using all the sounds we have learnt so far. Please practise reading the Word Time words in your child’s sound book.



Our number of the week has been the number 9; we practised writing this number and spotted the number 9 all around our classroom. We have continued our work on measuring length and height. Outside we investigated ‘How far can you jump?’ The children enjoyed measuring their jump distance using a tape measure and recording their distance on a clipboard.



Next week and the following week our topic will be Christmas! We’ll be cooking and decorating Christmas cakes, performing our Christmas play and learning about the Christmas story. There will be lots of Christmas craft activities on our art and malleable table such making play dough reindeers, Christmas trees and snowmen. We’ll make Christmas decorations for our classroom, create and write Christmas cards and write letters to Father Christmas. I don’t know about the children, but I can’t wait to explore all the activities on offer next week!


Have a lovely weekend,

Adelle and Sue