30th January - 3rd Febraury 2023

 Highlights of the week:


  • We have learnt the letter group ie which is code for /ie/ as in tie and we also learnt the letter group igh which is code for /igh/ as in night. 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.

 Core text:

  • This week we have enjoyed reading ‘The dot by Peter Reynolds’. We have linked this to our current dreams and goals topic in Jigsaw as we thought about things we find tricky and how we can get better at them. The children then had the opportunity to create their own dot paintings and had a go at being an artist.

 The dot2


  • This week in maths we have been combining two amounts. We have done this through the use of concrete resources such as cubes, counters, tens frame and numicon. The children have learnt to use first, then and now stories to talk about how their amounts have changed. For example, first there were 2 dogs, then 1 more joined and now there are 3 dogs.


  • As our gymnasts grow in confidence, we have started to look at different types of rolls this week. We practised a teddy roll, pencil roll, egg roll, dish roll and a rock back roll. The children practised their technique and thought carefully about their balance during their rolls. They then had a go at putting it into a routine with a partner and creating a sequence.

 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 create a first, then and now story with your child at home. You could use objects around your house to support them to verbally create a first, then and now story. Have a go at combining amounts at home.
  • Have you downloaded the White Rose Maths app? If so your child could play some of the games on this to support them with their maths learning.