Notices, curriculum and learning WB: 9.5.22

Notices and Learning

Hello Robins and Families,

What a nice start to the week we have had. I think you will have had some tired Robins after our forest school visit today.

The children are really enjoying our new learning topic and it has been lovely to see the children bringing in books and resources linked to this. This is most welcome.

We have also been enjoying the lovely weather and doing lots of learning outdoors in our outdoor area.

A request this week for empty food tin cans e.g baked beans. Please can they be rinsed and the labels removed. Also empty soap pump dispensers before they go in the recycling bin will be greatly appreciated too.

Thank-you for getting back to our class reps re. Pizza Express I am just waiting on confirmation on a couple of things and I will be back in touch with you on this with more information ASAP.

I think that is everything for now.

Ps. our Gallery has also been updated


Mrs Wheller :)


Show and tell- to bring in an item that has a digraph/ trigraph in it e.g. sh- ship, oo- book, ar- car, ea- leaf, e.t.c. You might choose a sound you find a bit tricky to help you remember it with an object you find at home.


Home learning- To use arts and crafts to make a plate of food linked to food from around the world. Please see example pictures below. This is one of our brain builder challenges. 2 week home work project. Plates due back 25th May.

Summer Term Topic: 
Literacy/ Topic...
  • exploring the continent of Antarctica
  • What would you pack for a trip to Antarctica
  • exploring Antarctica animals
  • life cycle of an Emperor penquin
  • sequencing our story of the week
  • melting ice experiments
  • Montessori flag board and continent learning exploration

  • exploring languages
  • Number patterns within 20 (2 weeks)
  • count reliably with numbers from one to 20
  • place numbers from 0-20 in order 
  • say which number is one more or one less than a given number
  • solve practical problems that involve grouping and sharing
  • Create representations for numbers 0-20
  • estimate a number of objects and check by counting, considering equal and unequal groups
  • fun phonic activities
  • Read write inc ditty writing books- perfect partner work with speedy sounds
  • Sounds of the week: recap of all learnt sounds particular focus on digraph sounds
  • sight words: lots of keyword games- have, like some, come
  • is, it, in, at, and, mum, dad, to, the, dog, cat, no, go, I, a, yes, on, he, she, went, we, me, be, big, was, look, play, day, away, my up, am, for, her, of, going , he, she, went, my, up, am, for, they, see, are, her, of, going, all this
  • focus on Fred talk and word building
  • learning how to write and say these letters
  • word games
Exploration activities...
  • Role play area- Antarctica
  • Ice melting experiments
  • Antarctica themed art
  • label the penguin
  • snow dough exploration
Optional home learning activities;
  • Reading eggs
  • purple mash
  • letter join (handwriting)
  • phonics play is also a great website to explore
  • cosmic yoga time (you tube)
  • continue to read lots and play your keyword games- you can refer to your Humpty Dumpty chart inside your reading record to see what sounds and words you are still working on recognising too
  • can you follow a recipe to make your own playdoh- then use it to keep your hands working out... can you do all of the things in the playdoh pictures below?
Be sure to check out our 'Gallery' tab to keep up to date with our learning in pictures and videos!
 Reading stories
  • Daily reading is a key part of your child’s education and something that you should continue to do if they are home learning. Both reading to your child, having your child read to you is something that should be done on a regular basis. 
  • You could encourage your child to act out stories or create a puppet show (shadow puppets are great for this) to retell the story they have just read.
  • If your child isn’t a fan of fiction, non-fiction books are just as valuable. Challenge them to recount what they have found out.
  • Practical tip: Every time you read with your child, ask them questions about what they have read.
Below is a video for you to watch where I am saying how we pronounce our key phonic sounds...
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