18/1/19

This week the children have –

  • Learned the new graphemes ‘sh’ and ‘ch’
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants
  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write CVCC words e.g. ‘went’
  • Read information books about Penguins
  • Completed Guided Writing – Diary Entry
  • Explored the number 13
  • Learned to use a number line to add one single-digit number to another
  • Painted their salt dough faces
  • Updated our class welcome boards
  • Helped to create our Arctic Research Station role-play area

Next week, the children will be –

  • Learning the new graphemes ‘th’ and ‘ng’
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with adjacent consonants 
  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read CVCC words
  • Reading information books about Polar Bears
  • Completing a Guided Reading session
  • Exploring the number 14
  • Learning to use the correct vocabulary to describe and compare weight, size and position
  • Using number lines to add one number to another
  • Making warm clothes for our salt dough models

We are so pleased to see that many children have been practising their reading at home daily. Thank you for your support!  Some children are finding our ‘tricky words’ hard to recall when reading.  These are words that we cannot yet use our phonics knowledge to read and we need to learn to read by sight.  The ‘tricky words’ that we have looked at so far at school are – I, the, to, go, no, into, he, she, we, be, me, was, are, you, they, some, come, all, for.  We will be having a big focus on these in school and hope that you will be able to revisit these at home too.  

Our igloo is taking form but we still need more milk bottles to complete it.  Please send these in if you have any.

14/12/18

This week the children have –

  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with the ‘x’, ‘y’, ‘ll’ graphemes
  • Problem solved with 3D shapes
  • Written captions about the animals in the story ‘Mad about Megabeasts’
  • Guided Reading
  • Found out new information about animals

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with the ‘ss’, ‘ff’ and ‘zz’ graphemes
  • Number problem solving
  • Writing captions for Christmas scene pictures
  • Completing Guided Reading
  • Completing shape problem solving

Thank you for your support in providing the children with costumes for our Christmas Assembly.  We look forward to seeing you there.

7/12/18

This week the children have –

  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with the ‘j’, ‘w’ and ‘z’ graphemes
  • Explored the number 11
  • Written captions about dinosaurs
  • Sorted farm animals by similarities and differences
  • Painted our salt dough decorations for the Foundation Stage Christmas Tree

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with the ‘x’, ‘y’ and ‘ll’ graphemes
  • Problem solving with 3D shapes
  • Writing captions about the animals in the story ‘Mad about Megabeasts’
  • Guided Reading
  • Finding out new information about animals

Earlier this week, we put a note in each child’s book bag to say whether they will be a star or an angel in our Christmas Assembly.  We hope that you will be able to supply an outfit for your child to wear during the assembly.  Children being stars will need a black outfit and children being angels will need a white outfit.  This can be shorts/trousers/dress/skirt/leggings/trousers/top.  If you have any problems with finding something, please let us know. Please send in your child’s costume in a named carrier bag by Wednesday 12th December at the latest.  Thank you for your support with this.

Can we also refer you to the email about decorations day on Tuesday 18th December which was sent out earlier this week.  If you would like to join us, please fill out the reply slip and hand it to the FS team by Wednesday 12th December.

Finally, please could we remind you that toys should only come into school on a Wednesday for ‘Show and Tell’

30/11/18

This week the children have –

  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Explored the number 10
  • Named and described a cube and cuboid
  • Written about farm animals
  • Decorated baubles that will be sold at the Christmas Fayre
  • Made salt dough decoration for our Foundation Stage Christmas Tree

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with the ‘j’, ‘w’ and ‘z’ graphemes
  • Exploring the number 11
  • Naming and describing a sphere and cylinder
  • Reading and writing captions about dinosaurs
  • Sorting farm animals by similarities and differences
  • Painting salt dough decorations for our Foundation Stage Christmas Tree

23/11/18

This week the children have –

  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Learned a freeze-frame technique to show parts of the story of Romeo and Juliet (whole school learning)
  • Watched Gnomeo and Juliet following our learning about Romeo and Juliet
  • Guided Reading
  • Explored the number 9
  • Found 1 more and 1 less than numbers to 10 (and 20)
  • Completed jungle animal paintings and labels

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Exploring the number 10
  • Writing about farm animals
  • Decorating baubles that will be sold at the Christmas Fayre
  • Making salt dough decorations for our Foundation Stage Christmas Tree

16/11/18

This week the children have –

  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Looked at the book ‘Jungle Animals’
  • Explored the number 8
  • Started to paint pictures of jungle animals and written labels for their pictures
  • Made footprint butterflies for our school display, following our learning about choosing respect (kindness)

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Learning a freeze-frame technique to show parts of the story of Romeo and Juliet (whole school learning)
  • Watching Gnomeo and Juliet following our learning about Romeo and Juliet
  • Exploring the number 9
  • Guided Reading
  • Completing paintings of jungle animals
  • Finding 1 more and 1 less than numbers to 10 (and 20)

9/11/18

This week the children have –

  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Read the story of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’
  • Explored the number 7
  • Completed a Guided Reading session
  • Made poppies for our school display
  • Played imaginatively in our Goldilocks and the Three Bears role-play area

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Exploring labels in the books ‘taps and pans’ and ‘jungle animals’
  • Exploring the number 8
  • Painting their own pictures of jungle animals
  • Writing labels for their jungle animal paintings

2/11/18

This week the children have –

  • Blended and segmented sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Read the story of ‘The Gruffalo’
  • Explored the number 6
  • Found two numbers that total 6 (ways of making 6)
  • Been writing about where they would hide from the Gruffalo (Guided Writing)
  • Made ‘Gruffalo Crumble’

Next week the children will be –

  • Blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with familiar graphemes
  • Reading the story of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’
  • Exploring the number 7
  • Making poppies for our school display
  • Playing imaginatively in our Goldilocks and the Three Bears role-play area

We will be making poppies for the school display next week so please send in a bottle, if you have not done so already.

For the next few weeks, we will be practising blending and segmenting sounds to read and write words with the graphemes/letters we have already introduced. Please continue to support your children at home to form letters correctly.

26/10/18

This week the children have –

  • Learned to write the graphemes/spellings ‘k’, ‘l’, ‘r’ and ‘u’ and say the sounds/phonemes
  • Learned about how postal workers and recycling officers help us
  • Explored the number 5
  • Matched groups of leaves to the correct numeral
  • Looked for familiar graphemes (letters) within a text (guided reading)
  • Printed with leaves
  • Created fact files about different people who help us in the community

Next week the children will be –

  • Reading the story of ‘The Gruffalo’
  • Exploring the number 6
  • Blending to read words with familiar graphemes (say the sounds and read the word)
  • Chopping fruit for a ‘Gruffalo Crumble’
  • Finding two numbers that total 6 (ways of making 6)
  • Writing about where they would hide from the Gruffalo!

We would like to start ‘Show and Tell’ sessions next week (31stOctober). This will be held every Wednesday. The children are welcome to bring in a special item (nothing too large or expensive) to show to their friends. Alternatively, they might have a special event to talk about.  Show and tell items must be placed in the class show and tell box at the beginning of the school day.

Thank you for supporting your children to practise letter formation at home.  This week’s letters are attached below.

5/10/18

This week the children have –

  • Learned to write the graphemes/spellings ‘b’, ‘c’, ‘g’ and ‘h’ and say the sounds/phonemes
  • Learned about how police officers and paramedics help us
  • Explored the number 3
  • Created collage pictures of the things we saw on our nosey walks around school
  • Written labels for their collage pictures
  • Completed their shape pictures

Next week the children will be –

  • Learning about how firefighters and nurses help us
  • Exploring the number 4
  • Practising writing their names, forming the letters correctly
  • Creating shape patterns

Thank you for your support with helping your children to practise forming letters correctly. Please find attached a sheet that shows you how to support your child in forming the letters that we have taught in our phonics sessions this week.  You can also refer back to the sheet sent with last week’s update.  It is important that the children practise forming letters as often as possible at home.  You could practise forming the letters with pencil and paper, paints, chalk on the floor, finger in flour/rice or with your hand in the air.

 

Thank you.