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Mr Slee's Squirrels


This half term's topic is "What would the Gruffalo find around our school?"


Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and we can spend some time outside looking at different plants and animals in our area.


We went on a visit to Rosliston Forestry Centre on Tuesday 24th April. We had great fun making sculptures and art out of natural materials, and finding where minibeasts were hiding.


Important dates for this term


Monday 9th April- School reopens

Tuesday 24th April- Y1 trip to Rosliston Forestry Centre

Monday 7th May- Bank Holiday (school closed)

Thursday 17th May- Outdoor classroom day

Friday 18th May- PTFA World Cup Warm Up quiz night

Wednesday 23rd May- 9:15 Squirrels' class assembly (details to follow)

Thursday 24th May- Last day of half term

Friday 25th May- INSET day- school closed to pupils

Monday 4th June- School reopens

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is the new reward system that we are using at Longmoor. The teachers are able to give out points for a variety of good behaviours around school.

You should have received a code to allow you to see how many points your child has got and what they were for. If you have not got it yet, please let me know and I will arrange for another one to be sent to you.

You can access the website at or download the app on Android or Apple phones and tablets.



Our PE days will be Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure that children have their indoor and outdoor PE kits in school on these days, and that they have any earrings removed. Thank you.

Phonics Screening Check


In June 2018, all year one children will undertake the national phonics screening check.


To give your children the best possible chance, please do play games with them - there are some useful websites below.


Follow the links below for games that allow children to sound out and read some real and alien (made up) words. Remember to click the back button to return to the  Longmoor website.

Reading real and alien words

- click 'free phonics play'

- click phase 5

- Choose game: Buried Treasure, Picnic on Pluto or Dragons Den

- Click phase 5 again.

Games for finding different spellings of sounds 

Other fun phonics games