Fittleworth C. E. Village School

Fittleworth C. E. Village School


Beech Class


W/B 17/9/18

We had a great week last week in Beech class. Your children have been working really hard on learning how Beech class works, big school is a little different from playgroup! Although we are still constantly learning through play there are a lot more routines to follow, learning to line up and face the right way, while not talking can all be quite a challenge but I am pleased to say they are all doing so well. I can imagine lots will be very tired when they come home though.


This week we are very excited to be starting our phonics sessions. Today we learnt the 'S' phoneme, the children were brilliant at telling me lots of things that began with S. During the course of the week we will also learn the 'a' phoneme and 't' phoneme. Please use the yellow sound books (in your book bags) to practise these sounds at home and allowed the children draw or attempt to write any words that begin with these sounds. You may want to look through a magazine with your child and cut pictures out of items that start with that sound and stick those in to. Please can you leave the sound books inside your children's book bags so hat we are able to see all the lovely work they have done. Please find the attachment below for the Jolly phonics parent guide.


Jolly Phonics parent guide

 Geraldine is a giraffe who helps us learn our phonics you can share this at home with your child to remind them of the 's' phoneme. A fun video of Geraldine the Giraffe searching for 'S' sounds 

Geraldine searching for 'a' sounds


You will also find inside your book bags your child's first reading book and their reading diaries. These first books will contain no words but are an opportunity to talk about the book together and get to know the characters. There is lots to talk about together on each page and a story to follow. Please can you sign the reading diary to say that you have read the book and write a comment telling us about what your child thought of the book or any comments that they made about the story. PLEASE keep reading diaries and reading books inside your book bags each day so that we can change books and check your reading diaries for any comments. Here's a link to the BBC website which tells you more about each character in the Oxford Reading Tree stories. THE MAGIC KEY


In your book bags you may have already spotted your word wallets and number cards.

Please use your number cards however you wish to help your child practise counting and number recognition. 

The word wallets  contain names of the characters from the Oxford reading tree books, please look at these with your child and read through them together. During the term we will add more words for your child to practise and read with you at home. Please can both the word wallets and number cards stay in the book bags so that we can use them in school too.



WB 10/9/18

All the Beech class children have settled in amazingly well and have coped really well with their first few full days. This week we will be getting used to a WHOLE week of full days! We will be continuing to share our treasure boxes and the children will have time to free flow (self initiated learning). Each child will bring home a rhyming book each night for you to read to them. We will be introducing the children to our reading scheme within the next few weeks.


In Beech class we are really enjoying singing together and wanted to share our favourite songs with you. Please click on the links to hear and see the music videos.

A round of Applause for the Dinosaurs by Nick Cope

The Solar System Song

The Funky Planet Song

oh and of course we couldn't forget The Baby Shark song!!!!

Baby Shark

Any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to ask.

Have fun singing!

Welcome to Beech class!

We are going to spend this week settling in and getting to know one another.

If you would link to see our weekly timetable please click here