13th - 17th March 2023

Highlights of the week:


  • We have learnt the letter y as code for /igh/ as in fly. When you come across words with your children where the letter is code for a different sound. Just say to them in this word the letter is code for..
  • Top tip: When reading short words, blend with the ‘short’ vowel sound first. If the word does not sound like a real word, try the ‘long’ vowel sound. For example, cat, table, pen, me.
  • 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.


  • This week in maths we have been exploring patterns. We have talked about AB and ABB patterns. At the start of the week the children created their own patterns using their bodies for example tapping and clapping. The children then had the chance to perform and teach their patterns to the class. We then looked at patterns in pictures such as animals and shapes. The children then had to complete various patterns deciding what would come next in the sequence.

 Independent Learning Challenges:

  • This week in our independent learning challenges the children had a maths challenge recapping our previous week's learning on 3D shapes. They had a writing/rhyming challenge linked to our core text ‘Oi Frog’. Our creative challenge this week was to draw a picture of their family or someone special to them and have a go at labelling the picture.  Oi frog


  • In P.E this week we continued our ball skills working on throwing, aiming, kicking and passing. The children worked hard to control the ball in multiple different ways and enjoyed playing a range of games to practise their skills.

Core Text:

  • This week our core text was the ‘Oi Frog’ books. We read ‘Oi Frog, Oi cat, Oi puppies’. We talked about the rhyming words used in the book and had a go at coming up with our own rhyming sentences using different animals. We then explored non-fiction animal books and talked about what a non-fiction book is. We talked about the difference between fiction and non-fiction books. The children enjoyed exploring different facts about animals.  

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 your child practise their fine motor skills at home and complete a ‘draw with rob’ video working on their pencil control.