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Wren Class

Summer A 2019

Welcome to Wren's class page!


In our class you will find

Class Teacher : Mrs Blake

HLTA : Mrs Brackley/ Mrs Rice

TA : Ms Jaffe / Mrs Dear

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.

This half term our topic is ‘Minibeasts’. We will be looking at different Minibeasts in our outdoor area, and finding similarities and differences. We will also link our learning to different nursery rhymes. In R.E we will be looking at how the seasons are changing, and keeping an eye out for signs of summer.


Children will be encouraged to apply their phase 2 and 3 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 begin learning 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.

In R.E we will be learning about different celebrations, including our birthdays.

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. 

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.

Please note- children should not be wearing any jewellery other than a watch and/or stud earrings, both of which will need to be removed for P.E. lessons, we are not permitted to remove a child’s earrings . Long hair also needs to be tied back.


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.


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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