7th - 11th February 2022

Homework for this week -

We will be sending home a phonics worksheet to support our learning of o-e as well as a maths activity. We hope the children enjoy sharing their new learning with you.

Counting in 10’s Song: click here

Counting in 5’s Song: click here

Counting in 2’s Song: click here

Highlights of the week:

In English this week, the children have been looking at how to sort animals into alphabetical order. We all had a copy of the alphabet to help us with remembering where each of the letters are before sorting the animals out into our books. We noticed that the teachers tried to catch us out with meerkat and monkey as they both began with ‘m’. Some of the children were able to explain that, when that happens, you need to use the next letter to find the right order for each of the words. We continued our non-fiction unit by writing captions about animals. We talked about how captions could be used to not just explain the picture they are linked to but also provide a little more information about the animal.

We have been consolidating our understanding of number bonds to 20 this week. In addition to this, we have been working on our counting in 10s, 5s and 2s. The children are doing well with this. We realised that our magic fingers can help us with this as they have different amounts depending on the ‘lots of’ we are teaching.

In phonics this week we looked at the split digraphs o_e within the oe code. The children are doing really well with recognising split vowel digraphs in their reading and writing now.

We will be completing another mock screening check on the children in the weeks after the half term break so that we have a better understanding of the sounds needing additional revision.

We finished our unit on programming toys this week in computing. The children have enjoyed programming the BeeBots to help them move around ‘the town’ in a safe way, following an algorithm, before debugging them if any go off track!

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.