18th - 22nd October

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

  • We have been learning about the letter group -ck which is code for /k/. We learnt that the dash before the ck means that this letter group never comes at the beginning of a word. We found out more about how the same sound can be represented by different letters and looked at the 3 different ways of making the /k/ sound. We also learnt the letter e which is code for /e/. In your child’s phonics wallet you will find 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.

C K and E

  • We have been using our skills of blending to have a go at reading words. Your child will have a word list in their phonics folder.

Maths:

This week we have been comparing size, mass and capacity. The children have used lots of vocabulary this week when comparing objects for example, bigger, smaller, biggest and smallest. We have also used the terms heavier and lighter when referring to the mass of an object. The children used balance scales to explore and find out which objects were heavier or lighter. The children also looked at capacity and explored how much liquid containers can hold. We used the language full, nearly full, half full, half empty, nearly empty and empty. The children all had a go at filling containers to different amounts.

Music:

In music we listened to ‘Happy Birthday- by Stevie Wonder’. We talked about how the music made us feel and about the things it made us think of, we had lots of examples of parties and cakes. We enjoyed learning and performing the song ‘Things for fingers’ and practised the actions to help us remember the lyrics.

Topic:

This week we have started to explore our enquiry question ‘How are we the same?’ ‘How are we different?’ We have started to explore the concepts of individuality and uniqueness. We have been looking at our facial features and how they are the same or different to our friends. We have made portraits using loose parts and drawing techniques.

  • Unique - Knowing that there is no one else like you.
  • Individuality- The things that make you different from other people.

Home learning ideas:

Your child will have an additional /e/ and an ‘I can read, write and draw’ sheet in their phonics wallet (picture attached below). Could you talk through the sheet with your child and work through the activities, if you complete this please share a picture with us on Tapestry!

E Teeny reading seedsI can read write and draw sheet

Have a go at completing some of the reading bingo challenges. Make sure you share these with us on Tapestry.