22nd - 25th November

Highlights of the week:


We have been learning the letter g which is code for /g/ as in girl. We also learnt the letter o which is code for /o/ as in orange. In your child’s phonics wallet you will find the sheets that they have completed in the lessons this week.

We 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.

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This week we have been learning about prepositional language. The children have been exploring positional language such as under, on top, over, near, next too, in front of and behind. We have then used these phrases in various practical ways. The children have been participating in lots of obstacle courses both indoors and outdoors. We have encouraged them to use the taught language to describe how they are using the equipment for example on top of the balance beam and under the net.

Core text:

This week we have been reading the text ‘You Must Bring A Hat’ by Simon Philip. We have been working on locating the title, the author and the illustrator. We have also started to talk about the characters within the story. Next week we will continue to unpick the new vocabulary from the book. We have linked this book to our concept of ‘celebration’ and have set the children the challenge of making a hat for our Chritsmas party. ‘The party depends on it!’


This week in PE Laura (the dance teacher) came in to teach the children an Irish Jig. The children all thoroughly enjoyed themselves when learning the different movements of the routine before putting them all together. We then showed the children some videos of an Irish Jig for them to see what it looks like.


In music we completed our listen and response, we listened to ‘Ganesh is Fresh by MC Yogi’. We talked about how the music made us feel and about the things it made us think of. The children used the glockenspiels to play to the pulse of the music. All of the children were able to locate the D note on the glockenspiel. We enjoyed learning and performing the song ‘Ring ‘O’ Roses’ and practised some actions to help us remember the lyrics.

Home learning ideas:

  • Your child will have an additional ‘g’ and ‘o’ 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!
  • To support your child in developing their skills of decoding to read words we have sent home a comic called ‘sit’. The children have learnt all the sounds in this text so it will be fully decodable for them and allow them to be able to read the words independently. Please comment on your child’s reading of this text in their reading record.
  • Start planning, designing and making your hat for our Christmas party celebration! Please bring your hat into school by Thursday 16th December.

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