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w.c. 3.10.22

This week we have started learning Phase 5 Phonics. Please find below a document showing the sounds, words and tricky words that we have focused on so that you can support with this at home. Any additional practise would be of great benefit to your child. 

This weeks spellings focus on words containing the digraphs 'ai' and 'oi'. Please find them below and they are also available on Spelling Shed to practise, they should show as an ‘assignment’. Going on ‘Stage 1 & 2’ on Spelling Shed will allow you to practise spellings for Years 1 and 2. Please let me know if you have any issues accessing the spellings.

This weeks spellings are:












If any of the Fantastic Foxes write their spellings by hand and want to bring it to show me, I will give them a house point for working so hard on their spellings! I will also add on house points for children practising regularly on Spelling Shed.


In Maths we have used our reasoning skills to solve the problem of making the smallest and tallest robots using our knowledge of identifying smallest and greatest pieces. We did such a good job of working together!

We have also been working on understanding putting numbers within 10 into the correct order, which we had to think about carefully as there are only a few digits we have to consider their value. We also showed our understanding of Place Value using number lines. 

Could your Fantastic Fox put the numbers 8, 3, 6 into order from smallest to greatest?


Here is a fun yeti themed counting game. Count the yeti and 'fire' at the matching digit to move onto the next step.


Yeti Game


In Literacy we have been trying hard to write independently this week. We discussed an image of mushrooms and decided for ourselves whether it was a family or a teacher and children and tried to add more detail. Maybe you could discuss the image below and compose some sentences about what you think is happening, what might happen next and how they are feeling. If any of the Fantastic Foxes write any sentences based around this image, definitely get them to show me at school or email me a photograph of their hard work!

In Geography, we have continued our 'Best of British' learning by learning the capital cities and countries that make up the United Kingdom. We have started to learn a song to help us remember this, perhaps you might want to sing along at home to help your child remember their names:


We also discussed towns and the countryside and thought about what we would find in each and how we could tell from a photograph if it was the countryside or a town.