Lest we forget

This week the children have been learning about remembrance and the reason we remember those that risked their lives for others. We have been creating poppy wreaths to be laid on remembrance day and they have been decorating biscuits with poppies.

Fire safety

We were really lucky to have Kent Fire and Rescue Service visit the school at the beginning of term.

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The children learnt about the role of a fire fighter, we saw what protective clothing they have to wear and how they keep safe.

We also learnt some rhymes to help keep us safe…

Matches, lighters

never touch

They can hurt you

very much

We also learnt that every week we should check our smoke detectors, so that when we are sleeping they can be our eyes and our noses and detect fire for us!

Keep your family safe from harm

Have a working smoke alarm

We would like to introduce you to Read Write Inc.

We will be using this method to teach phonics to Reception, Year One and Year Two pupils from September.

Your child has been assessed and will be grouped with children for a 45 minute phonics, reading and writing session every morning. It is a fun, fast paced programme that will help your child to develop a love for reading.

We want to ensure that we give our children here at St Nicholas Primary the best start in their education, and we ask for your support too!

Have a look at these videos that will show how we will be teaching phonics and how you can support at home too.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-1-understanding-read-write-inc-phonics/

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-information-understanding-phonics/

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/read-write-inc-fresh-start-sound-pronunciation-guide/

Have a look at this video to see how we hope to transform our teaching of phonics, reading and writing

Please log on to our Oxford Owl account where you can access free reading books online, you have a log-in stuck on the front of your child’s reading record book.