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Week Beginning 6 March 2017

Please be reminded that school will be closed on Monday 6th March and Tuesday 7th March.  


  • Raincoat and Cold Weather- Please ensure that your child brings a raincoat to school for the wet weather and a coat now that the tempature has dropped.
  • Swimming - Please be aware that the days are getting colder and wetter so please dress your child accordingly.  On swimming days girls may wear dark leggings and matching dark socks instead of tights to make it easier for them to get dressed.  A warm hat is also recommended.


In Literacy, children will be studying fairy tales for the next couple weeks. We will read a range of traditional fairy tales and talk about the characters and characteristics of fairy tales. Also, we will practise retelling stories verbally and in written form. Children will continue to be working on sentence level work and begin to use conjunctions to join simple sentences.


Farytales, traditional stories, features, characters, structure, conjunctions



Over the next few weeks we will be learning about split digraphs. A digraph is two letters together which make one sound. When a digraph is split by a constant it becomes a split digraph e.g. i-e – like. The split digraphs we will be learning to read and spell in context are; a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e.

Puffer Fish

This week the Puffer Fish group will be continuing to practising the sounds s, a, t, e, i, p, n. They will learn how to say the sounds and read them when they are blended with other sounds to make words. We will focus on the words- sat, tip, pen, pin, at, tap.


This week Starfish will continue to learn about alternative pronunciations for ‘ou’ . The children will practise reading and spelling polysyllabic words such as: cloudy, group, would, could, shoulder, countdown. We will also recap on some of the alternative pronunciations learned so far.


This week Stingrays will continue learning new vowel digraphs within phase 3. We will be looking at oa, oo (short sound) and oo (long sound). We will be applying these sounds to help sound out and spell new words such as boat, roof and book whilst continuing to practice and identify our vowel sounds (a,e,i,o and u). We will also be learning how to spell tricky words such as was, all, they and my.


This week the Jellyfish phonics group will continue to work through Phase 4 where they will practise the recognition and recall of Phase 2 and 3 graphemes.  They will learn and practise the reading and spelling of ccvcc words using these sounds e.g. stomp, blink, clamp, bricks, drink, crisp etc.  Children will also practise all tricky words learnt so far. 


In the following week, Octopus are going to recap on the oo, oo, ar and or sounds. They will practise applying the sounds and explore words with these spelling patterns.


This week we will be focusing on Capacity. We will learn what is meant by capacity and how to measure and record the capacity of different containers. We will also be estimating how many cubes we think a container can hold. We will then move onto learning about ml and litres when filling containers with liquid.


Capacity, volume, container, measure, liquid, estimate, record


This week the children will learn different collage skills. They will learn how to: sort colours, tear, crumple and overlap. They will then arrange shapes on different backgrounds to create their own fairy tale pictures. They will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively on a large scale collage piece as a class.


Collage, tear, crumple, overlap, colours, shapes, match, sort, arrange.


Over the coming weeks our coding lessons will continue to focus on having an increased number of moveable objects, each with specific directions linked to the pressing of keys or swiping of the screen. As we start to enter our literacy focus of traditional tales the children will create apps based on the fairy tale theme.


Computer, laptop, coding, Expresso, software, program, keyboard, mouse, input, output, code, direction



Topic: I can dress myself

Children will learn the new words:衣服yifu/clothes,鞋子xiezi/shoes,梳头shutou/brush hair,刷牙shuaya/brush teeth

Key sentence pattern: 我会wohui……/I can…

Home work: Work sheet: ‘Match and write’


Topic: I can dress myself

Children will learn the new words:衣服yifu/clothes,鞋子xiezi/shoes,梳头shutou/brush hair,刷牙shuaya/brush teeth

Key sentence pattern: 我会wohui……/I can…

Home work: Work sheet ‘Read and draw’



作业:完成《上海作业》中相关复习练习; 课外扩展阅读


Later word ik...? dokter, dierenarts, zakenman, actrice,  muzikant   Wat wil jij worden als je groot bent?  We verkennen samen enkele bekende beroepen en kiezen onze favoriete  beroepen die we verder uit zullen werken in het komende thema.

De letter van de week is de `eitjes`- ei!!