27th September - 1st October

Highlights of the week:


Our English this week has been linked to our learning about Harvest. We have been talking about different celebrations that take place in homes around the country. We focused on planning our own celebrations thinking about all of the things we would need to make sure that our guests had a good time. To finish our unit on The Enormous Turnip, we have been recorded reading our own stories onto the iPad. These will be played to the children in reception at different points during the term.

We have worked really hard on our Maths unit of place value. Next week we move onto addition and subtraction. This week we have been looking at number lines, counting jumps between numbers, and started to look at ordinal numbers. We talked about taking part in a race and whether the winner would be the person in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place.

This week in Phonics we looked at the igh and -le letter groups. The children will be coming home with a worksheet to complete this week to support their phonics learning. They are familiar with the worksheet as we use them in school and will happily show you how they work through them. We have attached some pictures for guidance on how to support your child in completing them.

Poster parents 1

poster parents 2

Poster parents 3

In computing this week we learnt how to be SMART online. Spud Smart and his friends at the zoo helped us to understand how important it is to:

  • keep ourselves Safe remembering to never Meet anyone we don’t know;
  • not Accept links in emails unless we are with a trusted adult;
  • check other websites for things people tell us online to see if they are Reliable;
  • Tell a trusted adult if we see anything online that upsets us;

SMART Rules

We also got to use Chrome Canvas again during independent learning time. As a year group, we are working on our computer skills and trackpad control.

We have started our guided reading carousel of activities in the classroom this week. We have split into four groups and during the course of the week each group works with both adults in the classroom. Activities include reading a colour banded book together, completing two independent tasks which could include linking the class text to our own life experiences or sequencing a story.

We have been singing along to some of our favourite phonics based songs this week. You might like to play them at home too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R087lYrRpgY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PmB3SIjNdQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4

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.