14th - 18th February 2022

Homework for this week -

We thought that we could include links to some of our favourite songs we sing in class for the holidays. The children have worked so hard in what, for some, is the longest period of time spent in school: well done! Therefore, there will be no homework worksheet for this break. Please do enjoy the songs if you can and keep going with Numbots and any reading at home.

The Alphabet Song 

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song 

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song 

Counting in 10’s 

Counting in 5’s 

Counting in 2’s 

Happy holidays to you all!

Highlights of the week:

The children finished their non fiction unit this week and wrote their own fact page about one of the animals that lived at the New Forest Wildlife Park. They had to independently write an introduction and basic facts about the animal. Finally they drew a picture of the animal and wrote a caption for their picture. The children have worked so hard this half term and we are really proud of how we are beginning to see their phonic knowledge of the different letter groups within their writing.

In Maths this week we have been consolidating our understanding of place value and addition and subtraction. We will continue this during the first week back before we move onto our new unit.

In Phonics this week we looked at the letter groups -ue and u_e. The children found this sound a little tricky as it can make a ‘yoo’ sound as well as an ‘oo’ sound. We revisit these different sounds frequently through flash cards and morning jobs so the children will get further opportunities to revise.

The children really enjoyed meeting Aiden the tortoise last Friday. Aiden came in with a couple of his friends, Tank and Timmy. They live with Mrs Hayles and we are grateful for her bringing them in to meet us all. This is linked to our science topic as we have been looking at the different animal groups over the past few weeks.

Home learning:

Please make sure you are reading with your child at least four times a week and commenting on their reading in their reading record book.

Please support your child to access Numbots online. It is recommended that children play Numbots for 10 minutes a day for maximum impact.