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Wren Class

Summer B 2018

Welcome to Wren's class page!


We hope you had a lovely May bank holiday!


This half term our topic is ‘Animals’. We will be looking at different animals from around the world. We will also link our learning to our favourite story books about animals. In R.E we will be looking at how the seasons are changing, and different celebrations we have throughout the year – including birthdays.


Please remember to complete the weekly challenges set in your home learning book. New challenges will be set at the beginning of each week, and books will need to come back into school every Monday. The challenges are linked to our weekly themes in school, and are a great opportunity for links in home/school learning to be made.

Children will be encouraged to apply their phase 2, 3 and 4 phonic knowledge to read and write CVC, CVCC and CCVC words, and to read and write simple sentences. As well as consolidating our Phase 2 and 3 sounds, we will continue to learn alternate sounds within Phase 4, and applying these to our reading and writing. Please continue to support your child in learning the first 16, and next 24, high frequency (common tricky) words.

Children in Robins and Wrens have access to the outdoor area together. This gives the children the opportunity to develop friendships with children in both classes. The children will be included in planning some of the provision for the outdoor area, as well as activities planned by the adults.

During the term in phonics, we will be recapping phase 2 sounds, and beginning to learn the digraphs. We will be learning how to orally blend and segment sounds, to read and spell CVC, CVCC, and CCVC words. Phonics sessions are fun, interactive sessions, using Jolly Phonics. We will also continue to learn the first 16 high frequency words.

Sounds will be sent home at the end of each week, and can be kept at home for your child to practise. These sounds are in line with the sounds we have been learning in school. It is important that you learn the weekly sounds with your child to help consolidate their understanding. A secure knowledge of sounds will support your child in reading and writing. In addition to this your child will bring home a reading book of their choice from the book corner, and a book banded level book. At St John's we aim to promote a love of reading and story telling; therefore it is important you listen to your child read and encourage them change their book daily.

Support in pronouncing the sounds, and phonics activities can be found under the 'About us' tab, 'curriculum' and then 'sounds and reading'. Please ask a member of the Early Years teaching team if you would like any additional support.

Our P.E day is on a Monday, however this could change without notice, therefore we ask that kit bags are brought in on a Monday morning and kept in school for the duration of the week. Your child's P.E kit needs to include shorts/jogging trousers, P.E t-shirt and plimsolls. It is important your child has the correct footwear for PE as we will go on the field when the weather is nice. Please remember to tie long hair back, and remove all jewellery, including earnings.

In addition to their P.E kit, your child will also need the following each day:


  • A water bottle (no juice)
  • A healthy snack (fruit and vegetables only)
  • A coat
  • A bookbag - please do not carry fruit and water bottles in this as it damages the books if it leaks.
  • Packed lunch unless they are having school dinner
  • A ruck sack for your child's fruit and water bottle.


All of you child's personal belongings need to be clearly named.

Please have a look at the photographs of our learning in 'Gallery - I joined St John's in 2017'

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Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song as requested by many :) Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky, tricky, tricky, tricky tricky words That you can learn, learn, learn, learn Tricky words Don't let them trick you They are just tricky words Don't let them trick you Say hello to me, me, me, me, me m and e spells me Don't let it trick you.

Phase 2 Tricky Words song Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children covering the, I, go, no, to, she, he and we. Tricky words, these are tricky tricky tricky tricky tricky words! Don't let them trick you!

Jolly Phonics Phase Three

Phase 2 Jolly phonics complete A Z