6th - 10th December

Highlights of the week:


We have been learning the letter group -ll which is code for /l/ as in shell. We also learnt the letter f which is code for /f/ as in feather. In your child’s phonics wallet you will find 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.


F and L


This week we learnt about the number 4. The children explored different compositions of 4 and represented 4 in different ways.

Core text:

This week we have been reading the text ‘The Nativity story’. We have been thinking about the characters and the setting. We have explored the meaning of new vocabulary for example, gold, frankincense, myrrh and manger. We have located Bethlehem on Google Earth and talked about the differences between Boorley Park and Bethlehem.


This week in PE Laura (the dance teacher) came in to teach the children an African dance. The children all thoroughly enjoyed themselves when learning the different movements of the routine before putting them all together.

The Sleepy Shepherd:

This week we have been busy rehearsing our Christmas performance. We are all really excited to be sharing it with you soon.

Home learning ideas:

  • Your child will have an additional ‘-ll’ and ‘f’ 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 will send home a comic called ‘Rick the Duck’. 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.

Don’t forget to make your hat ready for our Christmas party on Friday 17th December!

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