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Topic - Spring Term 2021

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Don't forget our additional challenges this week......


Children's Mental Health Week - 1st to 7th February

As it is Children's Mental Health week next week we thought it would be an ideal time to use our check-in's to reflect on how we are feeling.

The theme this year is 'express yourself' and we know we have lots of caring koalas, wondering wombats and creative chameleons out there.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts or ideas through creativity and doing activities that make you feel good.

Challenge time:
1) Have a listen to the 'Lovely Day' song by Billy Ocean and the Young Voices Choir that Ms Norris will share next week
2) Rank your top 5 things that make you feel good - this can include favourite foods
3) 'Express yourself' by dressing up in your favourite clothes or coloured clothes to show how you are feeling, take a picture and post-it on your profile - can you then explain why you have chosen this
4) Choose an emotion or feeling and create a piece of art work to show this - please take a picture and post-it on your profile
5) If you are feeling a creative 'go for it gorilla' you might want to think how you could express yourself through writing or poetry, dance or music

Looking forward to seeing all photo creations - stay safe and well

Simon and the Newlands Team

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Phonics in Foundation Stage


Children in all Foundation and KS1 classes receive daily phonics input. Children in Foundation stage begin learning sounds using the Jolly Phonics programme and then move onto following the Letters and Sounds teaching sequence.


Phonics is used to build the children's confidence in speaking and listening and to prepare children for learning to read through the development of their phonic knowledge and skills.