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Wren Class

Spring A 2019

Welcome to Wren's class page!


Welcome to Wren's class page!

In the early years foundation stage we follow the Development Matters curriculum. This focuses on 7 key areas of learning; communication and language, physical development, numeracy, literacy, personal social and emotional development, expressive arts and design and understanding the world. Much of this learning is carried out through play and exploring, alongside guided groups with adults.

 We will continue to following the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics scheme and using Jolly phonics to learn our  and phase 3, and 4 sounds. We will be learning how to orally blend and segment sounds, to read and spell. Phonics sessions are fun and interactive. We will be practising reading and forming our letters in lots of different ways. 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. 


Alongside phonics in our Literacy sessions we will be looking at Traditional tales such as 'The 3 Little Pigs' and 'The 3 Billy Goats Gruff'. We will be using these stories as inspiration to tell our own stories and develop our writing. Using the phonics learnt so far to create words and sentences.


In maths we will still be working on consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 5, 10 and 20. We will also look at our number formation and matching numbers to amounts. We will be exploring shapes, thinking about their properties asking questions such as how do we know a square is a square? We will also have the opportunity to explore different measurements, focusing on length, capacity and weight.

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 environment, as well as activities planned by the adults. 

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 2018'

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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