7th - 11th February 2022

Highlights of the week:


We have learnt the letter group igh which is code for /igh/ as in night. We have also learnt the letter group le which is code for /l/ as in kettle. 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 ‘Hospital Dog by Julia Donaldson’. The children have enjoyed exploring the different characters and settings in the story. One of the characters in the story is deaf. The children have been inquisitive about what this means and talked about the use of sign language as a form of communication. They have also enjoyed learning about the special job of the vet. We then created a class story map focusing on the different settings in the story. They enjoyed unpicking unfamiliar vocabulary.

To watch the story being read aloud, please click here.


This week we have been exploring the number zero. We have explored the concept of 0 and how this means nothing. The children have then sorted groups of objects into zero and not zero. We have read the book None the Number by Oliver Jeffers. You can listen to the story here.

We have been working on our skills of subitising, being able to recognise small amounts without counting them. We have been asking the questions What do you see? How do you see it?


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.


The children enjoyed our visit to the Library again! Please remember to send in your library books and we will change these as a whole class on a Friday morning.


Thank you to the parents who sent in video clips of their jobs, the children thoroughly enjoyed discussing the different jobs we have in our community and seeing/hearing what their grown ups get up to during the day. It was lovely to hear experiences from a range of different jobs which sparked some great conversations with the children about different skills we need for different jobs. If you haven’t shared information about your job with us it’s not too late! We will continue sharing these videos until half term. Please share on Tapestry.

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.
  • 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.