We have learnt the letter group ch as code for /ch/ as in chair. We have also learnt sh as code for /sh/ as in sheep.
The children are working hard towards our end of year expectations for reading and writing. We have been working particularly hard at remembering to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops when writing sentences.
For your information we have attached the end of year Early Learning Goals. These set out what a child is expected to have achieved by the end of the year.
Early Learning Goal - Reading:
Early Learning Goal - Writing:
Phonics Top Tip:
We teach children to never sound out the ‘end e’ in words. This is because many words in the English language end with the letter ‘e’ but often it does not require decoding with its own ‘sound’. There are some exceptions to this rule and the children will learn these as they move through the school.
When reading a word with a vowel in it (a, e, i, o, u) we teach the children to try the short vowel sound first, then, if it doesn’t sound like a real word, to try the long vowel sound.
This week we have been working on recalling our number bonds to 5. We have been working hard to try and quickly recall them without the use of concrete resources.
Early Learning Goal - Number:
Early Learning Goal - Numerical Patterns:
This week we have been exploring the book ‘I Can Only Draw Worms’. The children have enjoyed this book and found it very funny. The children then explored all about worms and looked at their habitats. They then had a go at being an illustrator and sketching their own worms.
This week we started our new unit of PE about the ‘Olympics’. The children enjoyed working on their ball skills and moving the balls around to make sure to hit and miss specific targets. This term we will be focusing on ball skills, running and jumping.
We started looking at our new concept of ‘change’. We started the week by looking at how our school and local environment has changed. We showed the children photos and videos of the golf course that used to be on the school grounds. We then looked at photos of the local estate being built. The children enjoyed seeing what was here before and looking at photos of the school in construction.
This week we practised our minibeast songs ready for our performance to parents.
This is the Early Learning Goal for comprehension which sets out what a child is expected to have achieved by the end of the year.
Early Learning Goal - Comprehension: