Thursday 22nd October

Dear Parents/Carers,

This week the children the children have continued to talk about the seasons and in particular Autumn. The children were read an Autumn poem and then as a class wrote their own, scribed by an adult.

In phonics this week the children have been learning e, u, and r. The children have also been introduced to the tricky words ‘to’ and ‘the’. This week in their book bags they have brought home flashcards for g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, ‘the’, ‘to’ as well as ‘and’.

To help your child at home you can continue to play games with flashcards as well as making up silly rhymes/ singing nursery rhymes (talk about the rhyming words). Practice oral blending by asking your child to get their c-oa-t or b-a-g. Play Simon says Simon says h-o-p, s-k-i-p, j-u-m-p etc.

We continued to share the story of ‘Farmer Duck’ by Martin Waddell this week. Miss Zimmerman modelled story telling using the pictures. The children shared their ideas and then we read the story using the text.

In Maths, the children have been learning about different language for more/ less. Smaller, larger, greater, fewer, bigger. They have been thinking about numbers that would be larger/smaller and giving examples. They children have been encouraged to think about how they know the number is larger/ fewer.

During independent learning this week the children have been creating repeating patterns with pegs and peg boards, playing rhyming games and building bridges using the blocks, tyres and crates in the outdoor area.

If you have any ‘wow moments’ for your child’s learning journey; learning that your child does at home that makes you smile. Please email

Have a great weekend.

Best Wishes,

Miss Zimmerman, Mrs Bowden, Mrs Mathews and Mrs Conway.


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