Class RH

Welcome to Class RH –
Mr Howe’s Class

Spring Term 2018

Happy New Year and Welcome to the Spring term from both Mrs Hewtison and I. We hope you enjoyed the Christmas break and spent lots of time with your friends and families – we look forward to hearing all about it.

Theme: Colour and Pattern

This half term we will launch our theme with a Colour and Pattern day. The children will be invited to dress in their most colourful and patterned clothes so that we can talk about different patterns and colours. We will be looking at patterns in our environment and asking children to spot patterns at home. The children will be learning about how to mix colours to make new colours and how to make different tones and shades.

In Literacy lessons the children will be learning the story On Sudden Hill. Shu and Birt are friends. They play on Sudden Hill with empty boxes. Etho comes along to join them and their friendship starts to fall apart. After discussions, the boys make friends again and play together. The children will be acting out the story, empathizing with the boys and creating their own versions of the story.

In Phonics we will be teaching the children phase 3 of Letters and Sounds – ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, oo, ar, or and the tricky words – he, she, we, me, be, was, they, all, my, you

In Maths we will be looking at the properties of 2d and 3d shapes, creating patterns and in practical situations adding and taking away amounts, estimating amounts and counting accurately

In RE we will be learning about Buddhism and also about what makes a good friend.

In PE we will be learning to move in different directions and in different ways.

In Music how to keep a steady beat to songs, exploring in the Creative zone and using our imagination in role play.

Theme – Colour and Pattern Day – Friday 5th January. The children are invited to wear their most colourful and patterned clothes on this day.

The Foundation Stage end of year expectations can be found here.


Please continue to read with your child at least 3 times a week and record this in your child’s planner as this is so valuable and vital to improving their reading and writing skills. Your child will read from the school reading scheme that is matched to their reading ability. Please also tell me about other things that you have read during the week – posters, roads signs, comics, leaflets, recipes etc and/or which bedtime stories you have been reading and record this in your child’s planner too. Reading is such fun!

Home/School books” are a great way for the teachers and the children to learn about you and your family. We enjoy learning about what the children have been doing at home. We would also like to hear about your “Wow” moments. These could be starting at Rainbows and saying your Promise, Swimming across the pool, learning to ride bikes without stabilisers, getting dressed by yourself, helping someone and much more. As with all this, it’s not a competition but we genuinely would like to know more. We encourage the children to write their own small sentences too to go with drawings and photographs.

Weekly Timetable

Monday – Please make sure your PE kit comes into school today. It can stay here all week. Hand in Home/School book.

Thursday – It’s PE today.

Friday – Home/School goes home today and PE kits to be washed when necessary.

A few messages for Parents

  • Your child’s planner should be checked every day for messages both at school and at home. Please write a message when you hear your child read. Write the name of the book and what questions you asked, anything your child struggled with, what you talked about together.
  • Please send a water bottle with your child each day.
  • Please make sure EVERYTHING has your child’s name in it.
  • Please make sure your child has a waterproof coat every day.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to myself at the end of the day or come and make an appointment.

Mr Howe
RH Class Teacher