24th - 28th April 2023

Highlights of the week:


  • We have learnt the letter group ea as code for /ea/ as in head and we have learnt the letter group -se/-ze as code for /se/ as in cheese and sneeze.
  • 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 continued exploring teen numbers. We have been counting to 20 and beyond this week to support the children with seeing the patterns in the numbers. This week to secure our knowledge of teen numbers we have been playing lots of maths games such as bingo, splat the hundred square and whiteboard races. The children have enjoyed playing a range of fun and interactive games to support their learning of teen numbers.



  • This week we introduced the children to our new enquiry question which is ‘Why is it important to be responsible’. Over the summer term we will explore this question through many different contexts and experiences. We have started to explore our first concept of responsibility and this week the children have discussed how they show this at school and at home.
  • We then read the story ‘Lulu Gets a Cat’ and discussed how Lulu shows responsibility in the story.


Drawing club:

  • This week in drawing club we have looked at the story ‘Not now, Bernard’. The children have all enjoyed this story and have asked to have it read to them several times this week.
  • They have: designed and described their own monster, explored the setting, come up with food to help the monster take the taste of mum and dad away and finally created a trap to catch the monster. We have been encouraging the children to use their imagination and independently record their ideas.Bernard2

Independent Learning Challenges:

  • This week in our independent learning challenges the children had a maths challenge supporting our work on teen numbers. The children had a find the teen numbers sheet to support them with their number recognition. Our phonics challenge this week is a caption writing activity to support the children to use their phonic knowledge independently. Our third challenge is based around our topic learning on ‘responsibility’. The children had to create a cat poster based on our core text ‘Lulu Gets a Cat’. The children had to explain and record how they would care for a cat.

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.
  • Talk to your child about how they show responsibility at home, we would love to see your ideas on tapestry.