In phonics this week, we will be reciting the phonemes we have previously learned – s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, e, u, r. We will also be practising segmenting and blending words which supports our reading and spelling. We are stretching the children by asking them to segment and blend words with 4 sounds, such as, ‘s-t-a-ck’ and ‘s-t-o-p’. Our new learning this week, will focus on the phonemes ‘h’ and ‘b’. We will practise writing them and using them in simple words. We have noticed children have learned some tricky words at home, which is fantastic! Keep up the good work. Try practising letter formation at home, as this will support their writing skills.
In Maths this week, we are focusing on different ways we can make 4 and 5. We will be using double sided counters and blocks to support the children’s learning. This will help to identify we can make 4 and 5 in different ways and how we can also make different shapes using 4 and 5 blocks. We will also be learning about 1 more and 1 less. We will be having lots of fun creating our own nursery rhymes, using different objects in the classroom to represent what happens when we take 1 away. Sing ‘5 green bottles’ and ‘5 speckled frogs’ at home, it is a great way bring fun into Maths.
In the wider curriculum, we will be reading the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’, to discuss what we mean by similarities and differences. We will create our own underpants and observe how some of us will use the same colours/patterns and some of us will choose differently. This will lead onto learning how we all have similarities and differences within ourselves.