3rd - 6th January 2023

Happy New Year to you all! This week the children have settled back in well to their routines after the Christmas holidays.

Highlights of the week:

Phonics:

● This week we have been learning the letter -b which is code for /b/ as in bat and -j which is code for /j/ as in jug. In your child’s phonics folder, 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.

Maths:

● This week we have been learning about the number zero. We have looked at different representations and different ways of saying zero e.g. nothing, nil etc. We then started to look comparing numbers to 5, the children used vocabulary such as more and less to compare different numbers amounts. The children enjoyed playing a variety of different games comparing numbers to 5.

PE:

● This week we started our new unit in PE which is Gymnastics. Over the next half term, the children are going to work on their balance and body coordination to support their core strength. Over the next term the children will experiment with different ways of moving their bodies. In today’s lesson the children explored different styles of jumps such as star jumps, tuck jumps, bunny jumps, frog jumps, half-turn jump, leaps and hops.
● Just a reminder, PE has moved back to Friday mornings and we will change the children in school. Please can we ask that the children’s PE kits are in school for PE on a Friday, please send them into school in their school uniform.

Home learning ideas:

● Continue to support your child with their reading by practising reading the ‘phonics comics’ on Tapestry. Please find the comic ‘A Bug’ on Tapestry, you can fill in their reading record when you read this.
● In maths we have been learning to subitise, this is where the children recognise amounts without counting such as dot patterns on a dice. If you have a dice or dominos at home could you practise subitising with your child at home.
● Could your child show you any of the jumps they practised today in school. Can you count how many they can do in a minute?