23rd - 27th January 2023

 Highlights of the week:


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.