14th - 18th February 2022

Highlights of the week:


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.

Core text:

This week we have been reading the traditional tale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. The children have enjoyed exploring the different characters and settings in the story. We enjoyed watching a time lapse video of a bean growing and enjoyed listening to and watching a video of a musician playing the harp.


The children have been inspired by the videos you have shared about your different jobs and enjoyed making their posters to share with you about what they would like to be when they grow up. If you haven’t made a video yet and would like to make one over half term we will still be happy to share them when we get back.


This week we have been comparing numbers using the language more, fewer and equal. We have explored these concepts using a variety of resources including multilink, numicon and fives frames. We have represented our mathematical thinking pictorially on whiteboards.

Click here to see a Numberblocks video to help.

Home learning ideas:

  • 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. You may notice some handwritten flashcards tucked in the front of your child’s phonics folder. These words or letters are ones your child found difficult to read during their 1:1 reading activities. You will not always receive these.
  • Have you downloaded the new White Rose Maths app? If so your child could play some of the games on this to support them with their maths learning.