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Dear Rainbow class and parents,

Term 2 is always an exciting term with lots of learning opportunities as well as fun things planned. 

We will begin to learn our nativity a few weeks into term and you are invited to the Church to watch this on Tuesday 13th December at 1.30pm. 

We did not go out on any trips in term 1 as it's important to build relationships and trust with the class first. 

We will be going out on an Autumn walk in the second week of term and a plea for help has been put on tapestry. 

Here are the learning plans for the term:

 

Please can your child have the following items in school every day:

Book bag with reading book and reading log 

Named water bottle

A coat 

A healthy snack if you decide to. (We have free fruit daily).

A healthy snack is fruit, vegetables, cereal bars- (not crisps, chocolate or anything containing nuts)

We use the outside area daily in all weathers, please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for this.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to me at the beginning or end of the day. If you are unable to do this then please either call the school office, or email using the address below:

rainbow@st-peters-canterbury.kent.sch.uk

Miss Bergin and the Rainbow staff team

 

Term Overview

 Our webpage contains some useful links, information and letters regarding; our online learning journal Tapestry, Phonics, Reading, Writing and Maths. Home learning and resources to support the children at home can be found on our Google Classroom page.

 

Tapestry

In Rainbow Class we use Tapestry which is an app that allows us to record learning that has taken place in the classroom. This can also be accessed at home so you can see what we have been up to!

It is also extremely useful to have some photographs and comments of activities, celebrations and learning done at home as it helps to build a whole picture of your child and will contribute towards meeting the Early Learning Goals. Every term there will be Love to Learn Challenges to complete at home and upload to Tapestry.

Below is a step-by-step guide for how to upload observations as well as some ideas and suggestions of what you could upload...

/docs/How_to_upload_observations_onto_Tapestry_guide_docx.pdf

/docs/What_shall_I_post_on_Tapestry.pdf

 

Rainbow Class Photo Gallery

Here are some photographs of our wonderful learning environment and some examples of what we have been getting up to...

 

 

Reading

 At St Peter's we want all children to develop a love of books and reading. All children will have their own reading record log and will take home reading books every week. These will consist of both reading scheme books for them to work on their segmenting and blending skills as well as a 'free choice' picture book which the children can share, talk about and listen to being read.

Below are some recommended reads for EYFS from the author Pie Corbett:

/docs/pie-corbett-suggested_reading_list.pdf 

 

As a school we also have access to the Oxford Owl website which can be used at home to support reading.

To access a range of e-books, here are the Rainbow Class log in details and a guide for parents:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk

/docs/Oxford_Owl_Guide_for_Parents.pdf

Under the Phonics tab you will also find some useful resources to help with learning sounds and supporting your child with blending for reading.

Phonics

At St Peter's we learn how to read using a Phonics programme called 'Little Wandle'. We begin by learning the sounds and then learning how to read words by saying the sounds (segmenting) and then pushing them together to hear the word (blending). Below is a link to the little wandle website which has lots of guidance to help you support your child at home with their phonic learning. 

 

 

 https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 At St Peter's we teach Maths through the mastery approach, by encouraging children to explore number, shape, space and measures with real life examples, within stories and by using concrete materials in order to gain strong foundations in their understanding.