Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

30th June 2023

Hello Everyone,


We hope you’ve had a lovely week.


This week during phonics we have revised some new graphemes that have familiar sounds attached to them. 

tch (ch) in words such as catch, fetch, kitchen, itchy, match & patch

ture (ch)  in words such as adventure, picture, future, nature & creature

al (ar) in words such as calm, palm, half, calf & almond

a (ar - accent dependent some people may pronounce these words with an ‘a’ sound) in words such as father, nasty, mask, craft, ask & branching,

Our tricky words for this week are; would, could, once and because.


This week in English we have been practising our common exception words, tricky words, high frequency words and our handwriting. Lots of us are looking forward to learning cursive writing in Year 2, but first we have to form it correctly in print.


During Maths we are learning about time we have started with days of the week and months of the year, next week we are going to working on clock times.


We are continuing to monitor our sunflowers, they are doing very well. In Geography we are comparing Wye to Shanghai in China…there is a lot to compare!


New Ebooks have been added to everyone's accounts today.  The Little Wandle book the children have been practising is in their book bags.  There is also a yellow form in the book bags regarding the whole class photo we had taken last week.


Our marble challenge this week has been won by the Bucket and Spade team with huge score of 45.  Brilliant work everyone else who got very high scores too. 


Have a great weekend


Love from the Fox Class.