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​​​                                                               Welcome to Imp Class             

 

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                   Imps are characteristically described as small, quick and full of energy!

                                          In Imp Class we aim to help the children have the best possible start to their school life.
 
 
Click here for this year's curriculum map:
 
Click here for this term's Topic Web:
 
 
 
 
The children are enjoying learning their sounds.
 
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 Read, Write, Inc
 
Today we have started our Read, Write Inc phonic scheme.
Every couple of days we will learn how to say, read and write a new sound. 
Your child will bring home a sheet to practise writing their new sound. Please let them share it with you and encourage help them to sound and write the letter.
 These sheets are for you to keep at home so that you can return to them and revise them with your child.
 Don’t worry if they are finding it tricky, we will be continuously revisiting and revising these sounds in the classroom.
 Above all give them lots of praise and enjoy sharing their learning.
Any questions do not hesitate to ask.
Thank you,
Miss Paisey
 
   What a fantastic first few weeks in Imp class!
 
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 Miss Paisey and Mrs Milverton are looking forward to welcoming the Imps this week.
 
 
 
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The most important thing during this term is that your children feel happy and confident coming to school, and that we get to know
 
your children in order to make their first year at St. Benedict's a fantastic adventure. If you have any questions please do not hesitate
 
 to ask.
 
 
 
 Preparation for Reception Year.
 
 
Getting Ready
 
To really help your child be ready for school life it is most important to concentrate on the basic needs in life.  School is a major step forward on a child's
 
 road to independence.  There will be lots of helping hands but the ratio of adults to children can never be as good as at home.
 
Your child should now be increasingly self-sufficient in managing simple everyday tasks such as:
 
  1. Hanging up their coat.
  2. Blowing their nose (and disposing of the tissue in a bin!).
  3. Going to the toilet by themselves and washing their hands.  (Often boys have not or have rarely encountered a urinal.)
  4. Dressing and changing for P.E. (ensuring that the clothes they change from are put in a neat pile).
  5. Being responsible for putting books, toys and equipment away after them.
 
All of these skills take time to develop.  We realise that not every child will come to school with the whole list ticked! 
 
We will always be there to help and encourage, but a happy school life is, and always will be, dependent upon a partnership between home and school.
 
 
 
Foundation Stage (Reception Class)
 
The foundation stage curriculum is organised into six areas of learning:
 
  1. Personal, social and emotional development
  2. Communication, language and Literacy
  3. Problem solving, reasoning and Numeracy
  4. Knowledge and understanding of the world
  5. Physical development
  6. Creative development
 
Early years experience builds on what children already know and can do.  We will work to ensure that all children feel included, secure and valued in an
 
 atmosphere of mutual respect, within which children can have security and confidence.
 
Learning for young children is a rewarding and enjoyable experience in which they explore, investigate, discover, practise, rehearse, repeat, revise and
 
consolidate their developing knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes.  During the foundation stage, many of these aspects of learning are brought
 
 together effectively through playing and talking.
 
 
 Summer's Coming!
 

 

We have our very own beach!

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 The children have enjoyed splashing around in the water tray.
 
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On Monday, Zoo Lab came to school.

The children were all very excited to learn about the animals and some children were even brave enough to touch them! 


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In Talk For Writing we are learning the story of The Enormous Turnip.
The children have enjoyed learning all the words and actions and it has been great to see their story telling develop.  
 
 
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The children loved going on a Spring Hunt last week.
 
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