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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust





The children will be doing PE on Tuesday (Outside) and Thursdays (Hall). Please ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. We still encourage children to practice getting dressed at home to help them get changed quickly in school!



The children will be learning all about how to keep safe on-line and then having a mix of lessons in the Computer Room, using the iPads and laptops every week.



Class phonics will be taught every day for 30 minutes followed by a 30 minute groups reading session.


Reading Records / Home School Communication Book

The books will be changed once a week on a Friday.  Please sign the yellow reading record to indicate that you have heard your child read. The children will take home a 'sharing book' weekly also on a Friday. 


The reading record will also be used as a communication channel between the parents and teachers – messages should be written in there. Please let your child know if you have written a message for us and please check regularly for messages from us. It is also the children’s responsibility to get their books and records out of their book bags and put it into the box every morning. If the children forget to put their book/record in the box, especially on book change day, they will not receive a new book that time. 



We are now really focusing on using the cursive style of writing and this will be practiced each week in our handwriting lessons and within their everyday leaning. However if you would like to practice this further at home you can use for activities and letter formations.



Please discourage your child from bringing in large rucksacks. These are not necessary and we are very short on space in the cloakroom areas. All the children need are their book bags, water bottles, PE kits and a coat when the weather changes.