11th - 15th July 2022

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter group oi as code for /oi/ as in coin. We have also learnt the letter group oy as code for /oi/ as in toy.
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.
We have been working particularly hard at sentence formation and writing sentences whilst remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

Phonics Top Tip:
We teach children to never sound out the ‘end e’ in words. This is because many words in the English language end with the letter ‘e’ but often it does not require decoding with its own ‘sound’. There are some exceptions to this rule and the children will learn these as they move through the school.
When reading a word with a vowel in it (a, e, i, o, u) we teach the children to try the short vowel sound first, then, if it doesn’t sound like a real word, to try the long vowel sound.

Maths:

This week in maths we have explored shape and pattern through the artwork of Andy Goldsworthy.

Topic:

We have continued to explore different artists and their styles of artwork and have been busy preparing for our art gallery.

Music:

In music this week we have been reviewing our learning from the year and picking our favourite songs to sing together.

P.E:

In P.E we have been enjoying our last P.E session together by playing some of our favourite team games. This will be our last P.E session together and we will send home your child’s P.E kit.

Reminder:

Please remember to return all of your child’s library books and banded reading books. We will also be collecting reading records from Monday as these will move with your child into Year 1.

Zones of regulation:

This week in assembly we were introduced to the Winnie the Pooh characters through a short video. We talked about how these characters are linked to different emotions. In our classrooms we have put up displays of these characters and we are using them to help us talk about how we are feeling.

Home learning ideas:

  • How many levels can you complete on Numbots?
  • Take some time to look through your child’s new phonics folder with them and pick out some pages to practise. You can record this as part of your child’s reading in their reading journal.
  • Remember you can complete the reading challenge and collect a prize from the prize box every time you read 10 times.
  • Can you listen to some of the number bond songs and recall all of the numbers bonds to 5.
  • Can you mentally recall the number doubles up to 5?