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Week 6

Forest, Phonics and the number 4!

This week we have continued to enjoy our book funny Bones - this week we have linked it to understanding parts of our body. Last week we tasted the fruits that are on our class mat and began to learn about healthy foods.

You will have noticed that we are starting to use phonics as a door pass to keep our newly learnt sounds fresh. Remember you can have a look at the Little Wandle website to help with the correct sound pronunciation and of course this blog will keep you up to date with the sounds we have learnt too.

Forest School

This week we donned our waterproof trousers to explore Forest School so that we could kneel on the ground to complete our task. This week we were challenged to create leaf hedgehogs by threading leaves onto a stick. When we had finished we found a safe place for them to hibernate.


By Friday this week we will have learnt four new sounds. In each lesson we review a selection of previously taught sounds, learn a new sound and then practise segmenting and blending the sounds in words. We are enjoying our guided reading sessions with many of the children independently segmenting and blending the words together - we are so proud!

Thank you to all of you who are practising reading at home too.

Maths - the number 4

This week the children have really enjoyed completing a mathematical challenge led by Mrs Rushton. She gave them lots of green squares and then challenged them to make 4 in as many ways as possible. 

Other news

This week Miss Peck joined us for Funky Fingers in the morning. She really enjoyed using our new pipettes to transfer the water from bowl to cup. We are busy practising our Harvest Song for the school Harvest Festival - please bring donations to school on Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Rudkin and the energetic RR team