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Week Beginning 9 May 2016

Thank you to everyone who has kept our stock of junk modelling boxes and bottles going over the last couple of weeks we have lots to keep us going now. Thank you!


  • With the changeable weather we are having please make sure your child has a named light weight coat to wear outside when its cooler and a sun hat for when it gets hot!  We do try to get outside every day.


Our space theme continues as we think about all those amazing aliens who are out there!  We will be working on adding description to our aliens and using some exciting words when we tell and write our stories.

Our Big Question is: What is your Space story?


We will explore the children’s ideas from their stories and invite them to describe the crazy, scary, friendly, amazing aliens that are out there in space. We will focus on using adjectives and building our vocabulary to add detail to our sentences.

Key Vocabulary:  story, words, sentence, describe, detail.

Development Outcomes:


They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.  

Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs.


We will continue to write our Space Stories and tell them to each other. We will also start to think about how we can add details to our stories- making them even more exciting. We will investigate adjectives to describe the aliens or our rockets or whatever exciting events happened in our story. The children will explore the sounds and meanings of new words and have lots of opportunity to practise them in their focused work as well as in their play.

Key Vocabulary; story, word, describe, colour words, alien, spiky, fluffy, curly, wiggly, spotty, stripy, strange, scary, spotty, hairy, body words; eyes, legs, nose, mouth, arms, body, feet, hands.

Development Outcomes:

Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.

They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others.


Puffer fish- we will practise the new split vowel sounds a-e (made) and e-e (here). We will also review all the Phase 5 sounds we have learned so far and practise applying them in spellings. We will continue to read and spell tricky and high frequency words.

Sharks -we will practise the recognition and recall of Phase 2, 3 and 4 graphemes and will learn the new Phase 5 graphemes: wh (wheel),  ph (dolphin) and  ew (blew).  We will also practise reading and spelling words with adjacent consonants and words with newly learned graphemes.

Octopus- we will be learning the new sounds long oo (moon) and short oo (book). We will be making sure we can read and write words with igh, ee, or, ai and oa.  Of course we will also review our tricky words too!

Jellyfish- we will focus on segmenting words into their sounds in order to spell new words by ourselves. We will continue to revise phase 3 tricky words and practise letter formation.

Starfish- we will start Phase 3 digraphs (two letters that make one sound) ch (chop)  and sh (ship). We will of course keep practising reading and making words with the known sounds and sight reading out phase 2 key words. Keep practising Starfish!


The Cubs will be reviewing some of their number work this week, we will be counting daily and making sure we count carefully using 1;1 correspondence when we count objects. We will review finding one more and one less than a given number, and also adding and taking away.

Key Vocabulary: count, one more, add, one less, take away, equals, all together.

Development Outcomes:


Children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back   to find the answer.


Last week we talked about holidays and this week the children will talk about air transport, e.g. travelling by aeroplane, helicopter , hot air balloon, rocket etc... We are going to learn a new song which is called “xiao fei ji”

Key Vocabulary:  aeroplane  飞机 (fei ji)  helicopter   直升机 (zhi sheng ji)   hot air balloon

 热气球 (re qi qiu)   rocket  火箭 (huo jian)  


Deze week gaan we van start met ons nieuw thema `Ik ben geweldig!`.    We kijken in de spiegel en vertellen wat we zien.   Wat kan je allemaal doen met je handen, voeten, ogen, oren...? 

We maken een levensgroot zelfportret en experimenteren met ons lichaam in een schaduwspel.

Wat zijn we toch geweldig!