15th - 19th May 2023

Highlights of the week:


  • This week we have learnt the letter v as code for /v/ as in violin and we learnt the letter group -ve as code for /v/ as in dove.
  • We have had a go at writing words containing these sounds. We 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.

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:
- Say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs.
- Read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending.
- Read aloud simple sentences and books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge, including some        common exception words.
Early Learning Goal - Writing:
- Write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.
- Spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters.
- Write simple phrases and sentences that can be read by others.


  • This week in maths we have continued our learning of adding within 10. We have used the vocabulary first, then and now to continue telling our maths stories. For example, first there were 5 people on the bus, then 2 more got on and now there are 7 people on the bus. The children have worked hard to use this vocabulary as they have been retelling their maths stories. Can you create a first, then and now story at home with some toys and share these with us on Tapestry?

Year R Bus

● Early Learning Goal - Number:
- Have a deep understanding of numbers to 10, including the composition of each number.
- Subitise (recognise quantities without counting) up to 5.
- Automatically recall (without reference to rhymes, counting or other aids) number bonds up to 5 (including    subtraction facts) and some number bonds to 10, including double facts
● Early Learning Goal - Numerical Patterns:
- Verbally count beyond 20, recognising the pattern of the counting system.
- Compare quantities up to 10 in different contexts, recognising when one quantity is greater than, less than    or the same as the other quantity.
- Explore and represent patterns within numbers up to 10, including evens and odds, double facts and how      quantities can be distributed equally.


  • This week we continued our learning on our enquiry question which is ‘Why is it important to be responsible’. The children have enjoyed sharing their photos of them showing responsibility at home and it is great to see the children so engaged in their learning.
  • This week we read the story ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’. We talked about the importance of keeping our environment clean and looking after our planet to ensure that we are caring for animals in our environment. We talked about ways that we can protect and look after our environment by litter picking, planting plants and using less plastic.

Yr R Stanley2

PDSA Visit: 

  • This week the children were lucky enough to have a visit from the PDSA. They taught us about the 5 welfare needs for looking after pets and how we can care for them. We then looked at the job of vets and talked about their role and their responsibilities in our community.PDSA2

Drawing club:

  • This week in drawing club we have looked at the story ‘Room on the Broom’. The children have drawn and described their own dragon, designed their own swamp and used their imagination to come up with an idea about a new broomstick.   Room on the Broom

Home learning ideas:

● To support your child in reaching the end of year expectation in comprehension, enjoy reading and talking about books together. Reading comprehension is about the children being able to talk about what has been read to them.
● 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:
- Demonstrate understanding of what has been read to them by retelling stories and narratives using their own words and recently introduced vocabulary.
- Anticipate (where appropriate) key events in stories.
- Use and understand recently introduced vocabulary during discussions about stories, nonfiction, rhymes and poems and during role play.
● 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.