Hello Little Owlets!

Hello Little Owlets!

The sun is shining and spring has sprung at last! So come and join in all the fun.
We have a scooping station, happy street in the sand, pouring and filling the sparkly water, making marks in the shaving foam, making mini beasts in the play dough, sorting colours and lots lots more!

Come Dine With Me

This term we will be hosting our popular come dine with me sessions on the following dates:

Friday 27th April – Year 2

Friday 4th May- Year 1

Friday 11th May- Reception

Further details to follow shortly

Premier Sports & DCCT Afterschool Clubs

There are still places available for the following clubs this half term:

Mondays – Gymnastics – Reception classes 3 & 4

Thursdays – Cricket – Years 1 & 2

Fridays – Football – Reception classes 3 & 4

Information Released from the Government for Parents of Year 2 Pupils

The Government have recently published an information leaflet and 2 videos for parents of children in years 2 and 6 about national curriculum assessments. The purpose of these materials is to help parents understand more about the end of key stage assessments that will be administered in primary schools in May.

They provide basic information about the purpose and format of the tests, how parents can best support their children and how results will be reported.

Useful Carlyle Phonics Information

EYFS1 (Nursery) Children receive daily sessions based on the Phase 1 activities in the Letters and Sounds document- these consist of being able to identify sounds such as musical instruments and sounds from the environment before moving on to letter sounds.

EYFS 2 (Reception) Children are initially taught to read and write in Early Years Foundation Stage 2 through a systematic phonics programme, integrating a variety of reading and writing activities. Phonics is taught as a discrete lesson for 20 minutes per day, with opportunities to consolidate this learning provided through taught and independent activities. The Letters and Sounds planning document and Early Years Foundation Stage Planning are used. Children learn the phonemes and tricky words from phases 2, 3 and 4. Most children will have secure knowledge of phase 3 on leaving reception.

Year 1 Children learn phase 5 phonics which forms the basis of the Year One Phonics check, carried out in June each year.  They also recap their knowledge and understanding of phase 2 and 3, using phase 4 to consolidate this. They may begin to learn aspects of phase 6.

Year 2 children learn phase 6 phonics and SPAG (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation). They also consolidate their earlier learning.

Link to the Letters and Sounds Document:


Link to Advised Enunciation of Phonemes for Phase 2 and 3:


Copy and Paste the links into your browser to have a look- if you would like any further information please see your child’s class teacher.