25th - 29th April 2022

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

We have learnt the letter group -ea as code for /ea/ as in head. We have also learnt the letter group -se/-ze as code for /-se/-ze as in please and sneeze. We have sent home some flashcards for the words ‘my’ and ‘by’, please practise these as frequently as possible so that children can start to recognise these words by sight.

This week we have started to learn about vowels - a, e, i and o. The children have learnt that the vowels make both a short and long sound. We have enjoyed singing songs to help us learn the different sounds the vowels make.

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.

Maths:

This week we have been exploring odd and even numbers using the concept of pairs. The children have been investigating which numbers are odd and which numbers are even by pairing up resources and seeing which numbers make equal pairs and which numbers have an odd one out. This week we have read some stories linking to our maths, please find attached weblinks to the stories we have read.

Simon Sock 

One Odd Day

Jigsaw:

This week we started a new unit called ‘Relationships’. In our first session the children thought about the qualities that make a good friend. They thought carefully about what they like about each other and what they look for in a friend. We talked about the importance of being good friends.

PE:

This week we started our new unit for PE called ‘Jungle Gym’. In the first session the children were exploring moving around on different apparatus in a range of ways. We thought about different ways that we can travel and move like animals such as crawl, tiptoe, jump and hop.

Music:

This week we started our new unit of music called ‘Big Bear Funk’. The children enjoyed listening to the song ‘Big Bear Funk’ at the start of the lesson. We then talked about what they liked or did not like about the song. We explored the rhythm and pulse of the song.

Library:

Please remember to send in your library books and we will change these as a whole class on a Friday morning.

Home learning ideas:

  • This week we sent home your NumBots logins. Can you have a go at playing and see how many levels you can complete!
  • 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.