Newsletter 3 (7th October 2016)

Class One News

7th October 2016

Thank you to all parents for attending this year’s Harvest Festival: it was a very special afternoon in church with the warm sun shining through the windows. We hope you enjoyed the singing and also the Harvest supper prepared by the children in school last Friday. The soup was a real hit with everyone and tasted delicious. We managed to raise £22 for ‘Action Against Hunger’, so again a big big thank you.

Last week, the children enjoyed Kilby’s very first RE week. It was very busy, with varied activities: facts being told, customs shared, stories listened to from different religions in the world. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish Autumn festival, bought a delicious but very simple dessert to try.

We are really looking forward to our topic on ‘Explorers’ and ‘Night Time Animals’ after half term, and we will be starting on Monday, celebrating Columbus day in class. The children have already embraced the theme with lots of ideas about what we might need to become a 21st Century adventurer!

In Literacy this week, the children have been looking for signs of Autumn around the school and enjoyed listening to Aesop’s fable of ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’. The moral of the story being,“there is a time for work and a time for play!”, very apt for Class One.

Next week, in Numeracy, we will continue our work on addition to 10 with year One and to 5 with FS.

Foundation Stage

Our sounds letter/sound back after half term will be ‘Uu”. Please bring Unusual items for our sound table.

Some of the children are making good progress already with learning sounds/phonemes in class, and are progressing onto words. Hard work at home really helps with what we are trying to do in school. Keep practising!

You will find in your book bag tonight handwriting sheets linked to our phonic sessions. Please keep this at home for reference.

Year One

Wow! Children are starting to write the tricky words successfully in their independent writing tasks. We appreciate the hard work you are doing at home. You may think the booklet sent home was easy, but the idea at this stage is to gain confidence and also to get into the routine of practising segmenting words for spelling.  

Enjoy the (hopefully) sunny weekend,

Mrs. O’Sullivan and Mrs. Turner



  • Kilby St Mary's Church of England (Aided) Primary School,
  • Main Street, Kilby, Wigston,
  • Leicester,
  • LE18 3TD
  • Tel: 0116 2402434
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