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What another busy fortnight we have had at school. We have continued learning about different occupations and people who help us, learning all about paramedics and police officers. We even had a surprise visit from some real police officers and fire fighters. They shared lots of interest facts with us and we were even allowed to sit in the police car and use the fire hose, it was so much fun! We especially loved playing in our new police station role play area where we have been making sure all the children have been making the right choices.


We have been so good at recalling number bond facts to 5 that we have now been learning our number bonds to 10. Here is a catchy song that you could sing at home together: 


Number Bonds to 10


We have also celebrated Valentines Day and had fun taking part in Spanish Day together. 

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We have had such a fun filled 2 weeks back at school. It has been a busy but exciting start to 2023 and we have all settled back into school life fantastically. 


We have started 2023 by changing phonics groups, some of us even have new phonics teachers! We're all enjoying our new groups and making some wonderful progress learning lots of new sounds, Fred Talk and writing. 

In Maths, we have been learning our number bonds to 5. Why not ask your child "Who is ... best friend?" and they will tell you the number bond to 5! 


Continuing with our topic of 'People Who Help us', we have been looking at the story book 'A Superhero like you' Dr Ranj, which focuses on all real life Superheroes and their profession. We have delved deeper into the role of a Firefighter and looked at what their job is, what safety measures they take and role played! Next week, we are focusing on Paramedic's and look forward to learning all about their jobs and what they do. 

Why not listen to our story with your child? 






A Superhero Like You by Dr. Ranj

This is the story read aloud that we have been focusing on! Enjoy :)

As well as this, Chinese New Year was celebrated on Sunday 22nd January, but we celebrated in school on Friday. We took part in lots of activities around Chinese New Year and learnt about all of the traditions. We found out that this year is the year of the rabbit wink We learnt how to write 'Happy New Year' in Chinese writing, we made our own Dancing Dragon's and even went on a Dancing Dragon parade in our school hall. We had such a FUN time, we didn't want to stop!


Homework folders

Your child will continue to bring their homework folders home every Friday, as already mentioned, your child's homework may well have changed depending on their phonic group, please don't hesitate to ask if you are unsure of any of the tasks set for your child. 

Please can we ensure homework is completed and folders returned to school by a Thursday. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Bell & Mrs Richards

W/B Monday 9th January 2023


HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our wonderful Byker Primary families and friends. We hope that you have had a super half term creating lots of special happy memories together. Our lovely Reception children, have enjoyed sharing lots of stories of their holidays with their friends and have returned to school with a wonderful positive attitude.

Our topic this half term is all about 'People who Help us' and our key text is Supertato written by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. 

We have had a lovely start to the Spring term this week, completing lots of practical activities.


Our role play area has been transformed into a Doctor's surgery and we have been talking about how Doctor's help us, naming medical instruments and even making our own magic medicines. We have had lots of children taking care of each other and explaining the importance of this. 

In Maths, we have been learning about ABAB patterns using colours, numbers, shapes, actions, size and objects. See if your child can create a repeating pattern at home with you too. Here is a fun game to play to develop those skills: Shape Patterns ( create Children have been super at this and have even been able to spot some mistakes in patterns too. 

In our writing, we have been identifying initial sounds for our Supertato characters and learning some key vocabulary. We have also continued with our phonics learning this week and we have made super progress at blending sounds together to make our own words. 

We have been learning about healthy foods and which food Supertato should eat to help keep him strong and fit. 

We got creative in the art area, making an Evil Pea from our story and decorating potatoes. We even used construction pieces to create a trap for Evil Pea.

In PE, we pretended to be superheroes, moving like them and playing games in which we had to save our friends! We enjoyed making music and identifying the pulse in songs, moving our bodies rhythmically and learning a new song 'I'm a Little Teapot'. 


What a busy week we have had! Next week, we will continue with our story, delving deeper into the role of people who help us and how to keep our bodies strong and healthy. 


Homework folders

Your child will continue to bring home their homework folder each week. Please complete the activities with your child at home to support them with their learning. If you have any questions about the tasks set, please speak to your child's teacher.