20th - 24th March 2023

Highlights of the week:


● We have learnt the letter group ee as code for /ee/ as in eel and we have learnt the letter group or as code for /or/ as in fork.
● 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 revisiting our composition of numbers to 10. This week the children have explored a range of resources to find different ways of making numbers to 10 such as cubes, counters, numicon, part whole model and ten frames. We then linked this learning to our number bonds to 10 and thought carefully about 2 numbers that combine to make 10.

Independent Learning Challenges:

● This week in our independent learning challenges the children had a maths challenge recapping our previous week's learning on patterns. Our writing challenge this week challenged the children to think back to last week about non-fiction texts. We challenged the children to write facts about various different animals, they then had the chance to write a caption or a fact file about an animal.


● In P.E this week we continued our ball skills unit working on throwing and catching. This week we also worked on kicking, the children practised kicking the ball to their partner in a controlled way.

Core Text:

● This week we read two core texts. The first book we read was ‘Window’. This book has no words and shows the view from a window changing over the years. This book sparks great discussion and gives the children things to notice such as the boy growing older and talking about how the environment changes outside. Towards the end of the week we then read the book ‘The Tree’, which is all about a tree that changes during the seasons. We then talked about the different seasons and what they may notice and what happens to the weather.

The TreeHome 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 go on a walk with your child and talk about how the seasons are changing.