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Arrow Valley First School

Arrow Valley First School

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Welcome to Squirrel Class!

In Squirrel Class our teachers are Mrs Miles and Miss Sprague. Mrs Woods, Mrs Fry and Mrs Reddish also support us.

We currently work as one unit with a mix of Nursery and Reception children.

Here you will find lots of useful information to help you support your child on their journey!


In Squirrel Class we love reading! All children are encouraged to read everyday to support them to become

both readers and writers. Reading books are changed on a Monday and Thursday each week. Children will

bring home a shared reading book as well as their phonetically decodable book. Please sign and date each

time you hear your child read.


In Squirrels we have been working extremely hard during Phonics sessions to ensure that we are fluent with our sounds. Sound books are sent home with the children daily for them to practise and apply what they have learnt at school. These sound books will be updated with new words and sounds each week. Please practise your child's sounds as often as you can.


Below is a video of the pure sounds to enable you to support your child with this at home.

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).


In Squirrels we have PE on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days. We also venture into our wooded area on a Friday. Please ensure your child has wellies in school for this.


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