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January 2023

Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you all a happy and healthy 2023.


A few notices:

Next week is CST week - Solidarity and the Common Good. Meet Shristi and Chikondi who will be helping us to think about how we are all brothers and sisters in our human family and can work together for the common good of all.




Our New Topic is - What has changed since our grandparents were young? We enjoyed our first session last week with our Brilliant Beginning! We used the VR headsets to explore life in the 1960s up to present day. 


Tuesday 17th January  - our lesson will be all about toys - linked to our CST work about all working together as brothers and sisters. Why do some of us have so much and others are nothing at all? Not even food and water, let alone toys.


For this we need your help...

For our CST ACTION, we would like to collect unwanted toys from our homes to donate to places they can be reused, such as the Welcome Group, local charity groups and charity shops. 


Please can each child bring in 1 toy that they do not use anymore and are willing to donate by Friday 20th January.


Thank you for your support. 


Bambinelli Sunday

Please see the letter below inviting you to church on Sunday 11th December 2022 for Bambinelli Sunday. We look forward to seeing you there!



This year’s Nativity performance is fast approaching, and it is time to organise costumes. School will be providing most of the costumes, but your child may need to bring in additional items.  


Please send the items described above into school by Monday 21st November, in a named carrier bag. Please ensure ALL items sent in are named to avoid confusion and/or loss of items.  


 If your child is a PAGE for one of the Kings, please can you bring into school some...




If your child is a VILLAGER, please can you bring in to school some...




If your child is an ANGEL, please can you bring in to school some....


(Boys can bring in white or grey jogging bottoms and a white top)



Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Sweeney


Welcome back to Year 1 and their families. We hope you had a lovely half term break!


A few notices to get us back into the swing:


  • A reminder that our RWI Workshop is on Monday 7th November at 9am. We hope to see you there!
  • EBL books in by this Tuesday (1st Nov) please ready for our writing session.
  • Holy Day of Obligation Tuesday - All Saints Day. You are welcome to join us for mass at 9am led by Y2.
  • We are starting to prepare for our Nativity performances on Friday 9th December, so expect to hear your children coming home singing (hopefully!). We will be asking for support with learning the words to the songs and support with costumes. We will let you know the details of the costumes asap.
  • Thank you for supporting your children with their reading. We can see some great progress, particularly by those children who are doing their three daily reads at home with their families. Well done!




Thank you for supporting your child with their reading.


Please ensure your child has their reading book in school everyday.

We are encouraging 'THREE READS' of each book as discussed at the class meeting and RWI meeting. (Please see welcome meeting ppt for details or the literacy part of the website).

We have noticed it making a huge impact on children's fluency and comprehension.


HOWEVER: We are finding hard to change some books as regularly as we would like as the reads at home aren't being recorded. 


This is a great example of how you could label the reads 1, 2 and 3 in your child's reading diary. 


It was lovely to meet so many of you at the Y1 Welcome Meeting today. I have attached the ppt below.

A few people had questions about RWI and the sets of sounds. Just to clarify, the 'sets' of sounds are just the order in which the children learn the sounds. Starting with single sounds such as m, a, s, then moving on to digraphs e.g. ay, ee and trigraphs e.g. igh, air.


All the children get access to learning and practising all of these sounds in Year 1 and Year 2. You can support your child by focusing on revising the sounds that are in their home reading book and using the Ruth Miskin website. I have attached the sounds below.


Please ask if you have any questions.

Mrs Mitchell




Date for your Diary - Our welcome to class meeting is on Monday 12th September at 2.30pm. Come to the phizz lab door.



Wishing all children and their families a very warm welcome back to school! Children, it was wonderful to be with you today and start to get to know you. I will see you in class on Monday. Mrs Sweeney can’t wait to see you all!