27th February - 3rd March 2023

Highlights of the week:


  • We have learnt the letter e as code for /ee/ as in emu and the letter i as code for /igh/ as in behind. When you come across words with your children where the letter is code for a different sound. Just say to them in this word the letter is code for..
  • Top tip: When reading short words, blend with the ‘short’ vowel sound first. If the word does not sound like a real word, try the ‘long’ vowel sound. For example, cat, table, pen, me.
  • 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 we have been exploring illustrations with the author Rob Biddulph. We have read several of his books and the children have taken part in a draw-along each day, drawing a different character from a different book. The children have worked hard on their concentration and focus to create some fantastic pieces of artwork.


  • This week we have been exploring number bonds to 10. We have sung a variety of different counting songs such as 10 green bottles and 10 in a bed. The children have then used a wide variety of resources to explore different ways of making 10 such as cubes, double sided counters, numicon, ten frame and part whole model.


  • In P.E we continued with our ball skills. This week we went onto the field for PE and worked on throwing and catching, and kicking and aiming.

 World Book Day:

  • We had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day. The children engaged in lots of fun activities based around a wide variety of different books. For more information and photos please see our Tapestry post. 

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.
  • 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.