We have learnt the letter group qu as code for /qu/ as in queen. We have also learnt ou as code for /ou/ as in 'ouch'.
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. We have been working particularly hard at remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops when writing sentences.
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. 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.
This week we have been working on learning our double facts. We have been working hard to try and quickly recall them without the use of concrete resources. The children have been working hard on some doubling challenges.
Early Learning Goal - Number:
Early Learning Goal - Numerical Patterns:
This week the children were lucky enough to have a visit from the PDSA. They taught us about the 5 welfare needs for looking after pets and how we can care for them. We then looked at the job of vets and talked about their role and their responsibilities.
This week we practised our sports day races ready for our upcoming sports day! Some of the races we have had a go at are running races, relay races, egg and spoon races.
This week we had a virtual assembly from the NSPCC this week and their motto was ‘We all have the right to speak out and stay safe’. We learnt about what to do if we ever feel unsafe and who our safe adults are.
This week we practised our minibeast songs ready for our performance to parents next week.
To support your child in reaching the end of year expectation in comprehension, enjoy reading and talking about books together. Reading comprehension is about the children being able to talk about what has been read to them.
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: