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Sounds Write Across the School

Once the initial code has been mastered (in Foundation), children continue to practise all three key skills whilst learning the extended code which explores key concepts 2, 3 and 4. Learning of the extended code is a lifelong process – we all continue to develop our understanding of this code whenever we encounter new words. This is why Sounds-Write can be applied right up to the end of Grade 2. Whilst learning the extended code, children read and write monosyllabic and polysyllabic words at an age-appropriate level.

Children in Foundation, Grade 1 and 2 have a 30 minute phonics lesson every day, in addition to their reading and writing lessons. 

We encourage all of our parents to access the free Sounds-Write online course for parents: Help your child to read and write so that they are well-informed about how best to support their children with their reading.

Water Bottles / Fruit
We ask that children continue to have their own drink bottles at school and that these are cleaned on a regular basis. Children are to have fruit at school for daily fruit break.

Library day for the Grade 1 students is on Fridays. Children will be able to borrow books and take these home as part of their reading.

Reading Diaries
The children have been issued with a school diary this year. Their daily reading is to be recorded in this book and be signed by a parent or guardian each week. The diary is to be at school each day inside your child’s reader cover, these will be checked weekly by the classroom teacher. 

Sports uniform days for the Grade 1 this year are Tuesday and Friday. If children are out of uniform for any reason please inform your classroom teacher via email or note.

School Hat - please make sure your child has their correct school hat at school each day and that they have their names clearly marked on them.  No hat, No play!

Children will have access to computers during their learning this year. It is vital that students have their own, named headphones at school for the learning. Over ear headphones are preferred for the junior grades.

Art Smocks
Children will be required to have an art smock at school for Art.

Students who require medication and health plans please ensure that the school has a copy. Please ensure that all medications these have been checked, updated and sent into school.

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