Year R - Weekly Updates

Please click on the links below to see what we have been learning. 

30th January - 3rd Febraury 2023 - posted 3rd Feb

 Highlights of the week:

 Phonics:

  • We have learnt the letter group ie which is code for /ie/ as in tie and we also learnt the letter group igh which is code for /igh/ as in night. 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 enjoyed reading ‘The dot by Peter Reynolds’. We have linked this to our current dreams and goals topic in Jigsaw as we thought about things we find tricky and how we can get better at them. The children then had the opportunity to create their own dot paintings and had a go at being an artist.

 The dot2

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23rd - 27th January 2023 - posted 30th Jan

 Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

  • We have learnt the letter group oa which is code for /oa/ as in oak and also learnt the letter group ow which is code for /ow/ as in bow. 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.

 Chinese New Year:

  • This week we have enjoyed learning all about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated. We have enjoyed a range of different opportunities in our independent learning time linked to Chinese New Year.

 Maths:

  • This week we have been focusing on the numbers 5, 6 and 7. We have looked at the composition of these numbers and looking at how we can represent these numbers in a range of ways such as numicon, cubes, tens frame, number lines and counters.

 Jigsaw:

  • As part of our ‘Dreams and Goals’ unit we have been learning to be kind and encourage our friends. In Jigsaw we thought about different scenarios and ways that we can support and encourage our friends to achieve their dreams and goals.

 PE:

  • This week we worked on our core strength and had a go at completing a yoga session, focusing on our core strength and balance. We thought carefully about our balance and how when we engage our core we are able to balance better. 

Home learning ideas:

  • 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.
  • Could you sing some of the nursery rhymes that we have been singing in maths to explore the concept of ‘1 less’. We have been singing: 5 currant buns, 5 little ducks, 10 green bottles and 5 speckled frogs. Can you sing these and then create a first, then and now story?
  • 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.
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16th - 20th January 2023 - posted 20th Jan

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

● We have learnt the letter group ay which is code for /ay/ as in tray and we have learnt the letter w as code for /w/ as in web. 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.

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9th - 13th January 2023 - posted 13th Jan

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

● We have learnt the letter j which is code for /y/ as in yak. We have also learnt the letter group -ai which is code for /ai/ as in first aid. In your child’s phonics wallet 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.

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12th - 16th December 2022 - posted 16th Dec

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

● We have been learning the letter group -ff which is code for /f/ as in cliff and -ss which is code for /s/ as in glass. 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.

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5th - 9th December 2022 - posted 9th Dec

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

● 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.

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28th November - 2nd December 2022 - posted 2nd Dec

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

● We have been learning the letter u which is code for /u/ as in umbrella. We also learnt the letter l which is code for /l/ as in ladder. 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.

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21st - 25th November 2022 - posted 25th Nov

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

● We have been learning the letter g which is code for /g/ as in girl. We also learnt the letter o which is code for /o/ as in orange. 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.

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14th - 18th November 2022 - posted 18th Nov

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

● We have been learning the letter m which is code for /m/ as in map. We also learnt the letter d which is code for /d/ as in dig. 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.

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