Year R (Butterfly and Ladybird Classes)

Click on the links below to read weekly updates on our learning.

Number Five

9th - 13th May 2022 - posted 12th May

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter v as code for /v/ as in violin. We have also learnt the letter group -ve as code for /v/ as in love. We have sent home some flashcards for the words ‘have’ and ‘love’, in the word ‘love’ we have learnt the letter -o- as code for /u/. Please practise these words as frequently as possible so that children can start to recognise these words by sight.

Read More
NK

2nd - 6th May 2022 - posted 6th May

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter group -ng as code for /ng/ as in gong. We have also learnt the letter group -nk as code for /nk/ as in ink. We have sent home some flashcards for the words ‘my’ and ‘by’, please practise these as frequently as possible so that children can start to recognise these words by sight.

Read More
One Odd Day

25th - 29th April 2022 - posted 29th Apr

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter group -ea as code for /ea/ as in head. We have also learnt the letter group -se/-ze as code for /-se/-ze as in please and sneeze. We have sent home some flashcards for the words ‘my’ and ‘by’, please practise these as frequently as possible so that children can start to recognise these words by sight.

Read More
The Selfish Crocodile

28th March - 1st April 2022 - posted 1st Apr

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter z as code for /z/ as in zebra. We have also learnt the letter group zz as code for /zz/ as in jazz. You will find this week's core sounds worksheets on your child’s phonics folder. Please look at these with your child and practise the words on them.

Read More
The Dot

21st - 25th March 2022 - posted 25th Mar

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter group ee as code for /ee/ as in bee. We have also learnt the letter group or as code for /or/ as in fork. You will find this week's core sounds worksheets on your child’s phonics folder. Please look at these with your child and practise the words on them.

Read More
cricket preview a3be

14th - 18th March 2022 - posted 18th Mar

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter u as code for /yoo/ as in unit or uniform. We have also learnt the letter y as code for /igh/ as in fly and sky. We have sent home some flashcards for the words ‘my’ and ‘by’, please practise these as frequently as possible so that children can start to recognise these words by sight.
This week we have started to learn about vowels - a, e, i and o. The children have learnt that the vowels make both a short and long sound. We have enjoyed singing songs to help us learn the different sounds the vowels make.

Read More
Emergency

7th - 11th March 2022 - posted 11th Mar

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter i as code for /igh/ as in kind. We have also learnt the letter o as code for /oa/ as in yo yo. We have sent home some flashcards for the words ‘no’, ‘go’, ‘so’ please practise these as frequently as possible so that children start to recognise these words by sight.

Read More
World Book Day

1st - 4th March 2022 - posted 4th Mar

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter e as code for /ee/ as in bee. When you come across words with your children where the letter is code for a different sound to what they say, use the phrase ‘in this word, this letter is code for……’ We have sent home flashcards this week to practice e as /ee/ in the words me, we, be and he.
Top tip: When reading short words, blend with the ‘short’ vowel sound first. If the word does not sound like a real word, try the ‘long’ vowel sound. For example, cat, table, pen, me.
We have then had a go at forming our letters correctly. We have been working on our pencil grip using our ‘froggy legs’ and trying to form the letters correctly using the word patters/rhymes to support us.

Read More

14th - 18th February 2022 - posted 18th Feb

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter -o- as code for /u/ as in son. We have learnt that the dashes either side of this word show that when this letter is code for /u/ it comes in the middle of the word. We have also learnt the letter ‘a’ as code for /ai/ as in table. When you come across words with your children where the letter is code for a different sound to what they say, use the phrase ‘in this word, this letter is code for……’ In your child’s phonics folder you will find some of the sheets that they have completed in the lessons this week.
We have then had a go at forming our letters correctly. We have been working on our pencil grip using our ‘froggy legs’ and trying to form the letters correctly using the word patters/rhymes to support us.

Read More
Hospital Dog2

7th - 11th February 2022 - posted 11th Feb

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter group igh which is code for /igh/ as in night. We have also learnt the letter group le which is code for /l/ as in kettle. In your child’s phonics folder you will find some of the sheets that they have completed in the lessons this week.

Read More