St John's CE (VC) Primary School

Life in all its fullness

Friday 8th October

Please could you go on an autumn walk with your child this weekend (weather permitting!) 

Talk to them about the changes in the season and it would be super if you could collect some things for our nature tray e.g. acorns, pine cones, leaves, conkers etc.

We will use their finds as part of our science and maths lessons in school.

Thank you!


We will also be going on a walk to a local woods next week so just a reminder about having wellies in school and a waterproof coat!

We are learning Phase 2 phonics and tricky words.

These short sounds are called phonemes. Please can you practise saying these phonemes with your child.    

Thank you.

Please help your child to practise reading these rhyming words. Being able to say and read rhyming words will help the development of your child's reading and increase their confidence!! Thank you.

This week’s phonemes

ck  e   u   r 

Please practise hearing these sounds at the beginning, the middle or end of words. We have learnt all of these sounds so you could also read them together!


run   hop  rag book  bin  kick   suck  big  bag  net   peck  hill  bug  mug  duck   peg

Tricky words. These are look and say words. They cannot be sounded out!

Please help your child to remember these tricky words by sight:


I    the    to    no   go    into

Read these words. Sound out each letter and then blend them together.


r-u-b     b-a-ck   h-o-t  B-o-b   p-e-t

Read this week's Kit and Sam story with your child. The children enjoy reading about these characters in our daily phonics lessons.

Learn to Read | Phonics for Kids | Making Words - E, U, R

Have fun with the Alphablocks.

Let's Get Fit | Version 3 | Count to 100 | Exercises for Kids | 100 Days of School | Jack Hartmann

One of our count to 100 by ones song, with new exercises that are great for the classroom or at physical education. Jack Hartmann consulted with physical education teachers in developing this new count to 100 song.

This count to 100 song includes some creative and fun new exercises and some physical education positions that are required in PE. I have included cross lateral movements that are so important for body and brain connections and improved brain coordination. Studies have linked increased academic performance to cross lateral movements.


Welcome to READ IT AGAIN! THE FAMILY BOOK by Todd Parr is a great children's book about the different ways families are unique. Every family is special! Enjoy this read aloud book!

Balloon (Peace Out: Guided Meditation for Kids) | Cosmic Kids

In this Cosmic Kids guided relaxation, we find a balloon and it carries us to our favourite place, a place where we feel strong and happy.🌈 We will be doing a lot of relaxation activities in class to help the children to manage their well being and emotions. Please have a go and let us know how it went at home.