24th - 28th January 2022

Highlights of the week:


We have learnt the letter w which is code for /w/ as in web. We have also learnt the letter group oa which is code for /oa/ as in oak. In your child’s phonics folder you will find some of 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.

Core text:

This week we have been reading ‘Cops and Robbers by Allen and Janet Ahlberg’. The children have enjoyed exploring the different characters and settings in the story. Having looked at maps in topic they enjoyed the maps of the street in the story. They enjoyed unpicking unfamiliar vocabulary.


This week we have been exploring four sided 2D shapes. We have been focusing on squares and rectangles. The children have been learning about the properties of these shapes and how we can distinguish between the two shapes. The children have then explored the environment on a shape hunt to find squares and rectangles.

This numberblocks episode is one of our favourites: Numberblocks: Flatland


As part of our ‘Dreams and Goals’ unit we have been learning to be kind and encourage our friends. In Jigsaw we thought about different scenarios and ways that we can support and encourage our friends to achieve their dreams and goals.


As our gymnasts grow in confidence, they will move on to climbing onto and jumping off of equipment, playing games in which they have to listen as well as move. They have also had a go at adding balances to their sequences and performing them with increasing control.

Home learning ideas:

  • Your child will have an additional ‘I can read’ sheet in their phonics folder.
  • 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.
  • Could you sing songs of the nursery rhymes that we have been singing in maths to explore the concept of ‘1 less’. We have been singing: 5 currant buns, 5 little ducks, 10 green bottles and 5 speckled frogs. Can you sing these and then create a first, then and now story?
  • 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.