● We have been learning about the letters t and i which are code for /t/ as in teddy and /i/ as in insect. In your child’s phonics wallet you will find 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.
● We have introduced the children to our handwriting ‘patter’ to support them when forming their letters.
● We have been using our skills of blending and segmenting to have a go at hearing the sounds all through the spoken words.
● This week we have explored the concept of matching. The children have created matching pairs using natural resources. We explored the definition of a pair (a set of two things used together). The children matched socks and we discussed the patterns and colours of the socks to help us match them. The children also noticed similarities and differences between buttons for example, colour, shape, size and the number of holes.
● In music we listened to Happy by Pharrel Williams. We talked about how the music made us feel and about the things it made us think of. We enjoyed performing the song ‘1, 2, 3, 4, 5’ and practised showing generosity by giving compliments to each other about the performances.
● Can your child find anything at home that begins with the /t/ sound. You could share photos with us on tapestry of what they find.
● Enjoy sharing and reading stories together. Can you find any books at home that have any of the new sounds we have learnt in them? See if you can spot the /s/, /a/, /t/ or /i/ sound.
● Can you have a sock hunt at home and match the socks together in pairs? Can you find any other pairs around your house?
● Have a go at some letter formation using your finger and some shaving foam or flour! Send us your pictures on Tapestry.