We have learnt the letter group oo as code for the short sound /oo/ as in hook and the long sound /oo/ as in moon.
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.
The children are working hard towards our end of year expectations for reading and writing. For your information we have attached the end of year Early Learning Goals. These set out what a child is expected to have achieved by the end of the year.
Early Learning Goal - Reading:
Early Learning Goal - Writing:
Phonics Top Tip:
We teach children to never sound out the ‘end e’ in words as it usually is not code for any sound. 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.
This week in maths we have been comparing quantities using the language ‘more’ and ‘fewer’. For more information about how to support your child with this learning please log onto Tapestry. We have been working on our mental recall of number bonds to 5 as this is a key part of the end of year expectations in maths. We have put some home learning suggestions for you on Tapestry.
The children are working hard towards our end of year expectations for mathematics. For your information we have attached the end of year Early Learning Goals. These set out what a child is expected to have achieved by the end of the year.
Early Learning Goal - Number:
Early Learning Goal - Numerical Patterns:
This week we continued our new unit of ‘Relationships’. We continued our talk about how we need to be kind to our friends and thought about some of the things we say to our friends and how it may make them feel.
We have been learning about responsibility through our core text Lulu Gets a Cat. We have looked closely at the illustrations in the book to see how Lulu proves to her mum that she is responsible and that she would be able to look after her own pet cat.
We have been talking about responsibility in a range of contexts. Responsibilities at home and at school. We have also been exploring whether it is our responsibility to look after the environment. We have read the book Somebody Swallowed Stanley and talked about plastic pollution and littering. We have talked about how environments have changed over time as new houses have needed to be built and discussed how we can help maintain the natural world by planting flowers. We have now started our sunflower challenge!
This week we continued our new unit of music called ‘Big Bear Funk’. The children enjoyed listening to the song ‘My Promise by Earth, Wind and Fire’ at the start of the lesson. We then talked about what they liked or did not like about the song. We explored the rhythm and pulse of the song. We then had a go at playing various notes on the glockenspiels and bells in time with each other. We worked on playing synchronised as a whole class. We then played the instruments to the music playing the notes DDCD along to the words ‘funky music’.
Please remember to send in your library books and we will change these as a whole class on a Friday morning.
This is the Early Learning Goal for comprehension which sets out what a child is expected to have achieved by the end of the year.
Early Learning Goal - Comprehension: