1st - 4th March 2022

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.

Core text:

This week we have been reading the traditional tale ‘Funnybones’. We have enjoyed learning about the different parts of our skeleton!

Maths:

This week we have been exploring the composition of numbers. We have explored making 5 in two and three different parts. We have worked on these concepts using a variety of resources including multilink, numicon and fives frames. We have represented our mathematical thinking pictorially on whiteboards. We have challenged ourselves to work out ‘how many are missing?’

PE:

In P.E we have started a unit on ball skills. We will be learning to throw,catch, kick and dribble with control.

Library:

The children enjoyed our visit to the Library again! Please remember to send in your library books and we will change these as a whole class on a Friday morning.

World Book Day:

We had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day. The children engaged in lots of fun activities and particularly enjoyed a visit from pupils at Deer Park School who read to them in the library. For more information and photos please see our Tapestry post.

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Butterfly Class

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.