Wye Forest Federation
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High Street, St Briavels, Lydney, GL15 6TD

Bluebell Class Page

In Bluebell class we have daily opportunities to read. We read one to one with an adult, visit the school library every week and choose exciting stories for our daily story time. During the Autumn term we collected stories by the author Julia Donaldson. We were amazed at how many stories she has written. 
We learn many stories through actions and drawing story maps. We even make our own stories and develop stories through puppet shows. 
Twice a week our reading volunteer 'Grandma Tina' shares special reading time with the children on the comfy reading sofa. 
Parents often come into class to read us stories. Hearing different voices bringing stories to life is very magical. 
Each week our Year 6 buddies read with us and ask us questions about the stories. 
The term our enquiry is 'What is the same?' We have based the enquiry around two texts 'Augustus and his Smile' and 'The Great paper Caper'. This enquiry helps us focus on similarities and differences between people, animals and the environment. Our challenge at the end of the enquiry is to write our own stories or information texts about animals. 
A warm welcome to all the Bluebell children, parents and carers. The children have settled in well and are very eager to start their new learning adventure.
This term we have our first enquiry 'What Stories do we Know?' we will have the challenge of learning a new story for our Harvest Festival celebration in October. 
We have a parent workshop coming up to inform all parents about the Early Years curriculum. A letter will go out soon.
Please take a look at our Early Years curriculum document. 
Phonics play is a great website with lots of free games to play along with at home. Follow the link below 
These games are really fun. The children use these independently at school. The link is below if you would like to have a go at home. 
Tapestry is a great way to be updated with news from your child's week. Their learning, both at home and school is valued. Should you wish to make observations at home to share with school we have attached a 'how to guide'. It's quite simple and we love reading your observations. Give it a go and see what you think!
Our Autumn term enquiry was 'What Stories do we know?' have a look at see how the enquiry develops into a final challenge of retelling a really good story. 
Here are our Early Years Policies 
Please take a look at the sound mats from Read Write Inc. You can print these off to use with your child at home.