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In Holly Class we have specialist phonics and English lessons for deaf pupils.

Each week we study a new text as part of phonics. The children take a copy of their phonics book home to read alongside their individual reading books.

Parents and carers can really help their child by listening to them read every night and recording this in their school journal. When children read regularly at home, they are rewarded by better progress in their reading. In addition, we have half-termly reading rewards for pupils who have read more than 5 times a week.

Every Monday we check how many times the children have read at home. We also have a spelling test and give out new spellings.

We are currently reading The Butterfly Lion (Michael Morpurgo) as a class reader. This enables the children to hear stories that stretch their vocabulary and provides experiences of different authors.

We are thoroughly enjoying our English lessons in which we are watching clips from A Chritmas Carol and writing a paragraph to describe a setting and using dialogue to help to tell the story.

Previousl, we have been learning to write play scripts. The children created their own play scrips based on familiar settings. This encouraged them to perform with expression and improved their speech clarity.

This week's phonics book is Hairy Fairy.

This week's phonics book is 'Amazing Grace' - new words include 'audition' 'imaginary'

This week's phonic book is, 'Masai and I' by Virginia Kroll. This is a story about 'kinship' and links to our writing topic for the next three weeks which is "Stories from other cultures". Watch this space for pictures of Holly class acting out Handa's surprise and other African tales.

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