Rainbow Fish Class Spring newsletter

Spring Term 3 Newsletter                                              Rainbow Fish Class

Last term the children really enjoyed learning about ‘Party, Party, Party’ and this term we will be learning about Pirates and our world in our topic ‘Around the World in 30 Days with Captain Hook. We will be learning about different countries and what they do there as well as looking at pirates and how they used to travel the world.

In Literacy we will be looking at poetry and how words rhyme leading onto us writing our own poetry. We will also be looking at narratives and trying to write our own narratives. We will be concentrating on writing independently and using our phonics to help us whilst at the same time remembering our full stops and capital letters and finger spaces. If your children do any writing at home please help them to remember these things and send it into school for us to see.

In Numeracy we will be looking at number words and place value whilst adding and subtracting numbers.

We will be continuing with our ‘BIG Write’ and the children’s completed work will be placed on the writing wall. Please feel free to look at your child’s work with them to see how they are improving each time.

Reading at home.

Last term we had a lot of children who had read 3 times at home every week. We will be keeping a log of every child that reads 3 times at home each week and they will receive a treat at the end of the term.

In school we teach the children the skills that they need to read. In order for them to progress and become fluent readers, it is essential that they get the opportunity to practise reading at home so that they can use the skills that they have learnt. It is especially important this year as the children will be assessed on their phonic skills in their Phonic Screening check which will take place in June 2016


We would like to thank the parents who work with their children each week to complete their homework. Starting this week the children will have a homework challenge that they will bring home every Friday along with their spellings. We are looking forward to seeing what the children produce. We will be keeping a log of who returns homework again this term and at the end of the term the children who return it every week will get a treat.

If you need to speak to us at any time feel free to approach us either before or after school or make an appointment if you’d like to speak in private. We are always there to support you with anything that is worrying you.