31st January - 4th February 2022

Highlights of the week:


We have learnt the letter group ow which is code for /ow/ as in bow. We have also learnt the letter group ie which is code for /ie/ as in tie. 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 ‘Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson’. The children have enjoyed exploring the different characters and settings in the story. We then created a class story map focusing on the different settings in the story. They enjoyed unpicking unfamiliar vocabulary.

Detective Dog


This week we have been exploring time. We have been singing the days of the week song with the children to get them familiar with the order of the days. We then learnt about daytime and nighttime and the children sorted different activities that they do in the day and at night. The children then had their own timetables to sort in the order of the day and talked about the morning and afternoon.

You can practise the song we have been learning by clicking here.


As our gymnasts grow in confidence, we have started to look at different types of rolls this week. We practised a teddy roll, pencil roll, egg roll, dish roll and a rock back roll. The children practised their technique and thought carefully about their balance during their rolls. They then had a go at putting it into a routine with a partner and creating a sequence.

Hedgehog Day:

This week the children enjoyed learning lots of new and interesting facts about hedgehogs. They enjoyed creating salt dough hedgehogs and natural resource hedgehogs. They explored the school grounds for the best place to place a hedgehog home. They learnt about the hedgehogs' natural environment and listened to stories about hedgehogs.

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.
  • You could sing the days of the week song with your child at home and ask them what day it is, what day it was yesterday and what day tomorrow will be.
  • 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.