As part of our water topic we have been learning the song ‘under the sea’. We will only be learning the chorus:


Under the sea,

Under the sea,

Darling, it’s better,

Down where it’s wetter,

Take it from me.


Please can you practice this at home with your child as we will be performing the song at an end of term assembly for Key Stage One.

Happy Singing!

Dear Parents/Carers,


This week we have been reading the story of Supertato. Supertato is a super hero vegetable that saves the day!


For homework this week, we would like your child to create their very own super hero vegetable. Be as creative as possible! Encourage your child to think the vegetables super powers. We would love to hear the adventures that your superhero gets up to. You may present your work as a story, powerpoint, video, photos etc.



Don’t forget to give them a cool superhero name such as Captain Carrot, The amazing onion or Doctor Brocoli.


Please look on Education City for other activities to support your child at  home.


Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to seeing your Super vegetables!


The Reception Team.

Minibeast week 1

This week at school we began our new topic of mini beasts. The children learned about a new mini beast each day and have made a fact file containing all the information they found out about snails, lady birds, ants, spiders and bees.

In phonics we have been continuing practicing phase 3 phonemes, phase 4 tricky words and CCVC and CVCC words. Please continue recapping the all the phonemes and and tricky words with your child at home.

In maths we have continued with halving objects and adding and taking away on a number line. Please practice choosing two numbers, identifying the biggest, then adding or subtracting the smallest number on your number lines at home.

Next week we will be focusing on two stories for the BOF week. ‘The hungry caterpillar’ and ‘The bad tempered lady bird’. We will also be visiting our local library, spending time reading stories in the Yurt that has been built in the school playground and going to the book cafe.

26.2.16 Phonics

This week in phonics the children have learnt a combination of phonemes both digraphs and trigraphs. Er, ear, ure, air

Please practise these phonemes with them and see if they can identify these in words.

Please see the link below:

Phonics 12.02.16

This week we have been learning the phonemes: oa, oo as in boot, shoot ( the long vowel phoneme), oo as in book, cook (the short vowel phoneme) and ar.

Please look at the video link below to access the phonemes and the actions.

Challenge: Please post onto the blog other words that you have found that use these phonemes from this week.

You may also wish to look at Mr Thorne to support your child even further: – ar phoneme – oo as in cook, book


This week the children have learnt a combination of phonemes: ai, ee, igh, and oa
The phonemes ‘ai,’ ‘ee’ ‘oa’ are all vowel digraphs as they use a, e, i, o and u.
The phoneme ‘igh’ is a trigraph- where three graphemes (letters) come together to make one phoneme (sound) For example night, fright, bright.

Please see the video link below:

Can you encourage your child to think of any other words that use these digraphs and trigraph above? If so, can you write them down and post them onto our class blog for all to see?

Phonics – week 7 22.1.16

For our maths homework this week we would like you to play a game with your child.
This game will involve adding practically.

Please see the link below:

Any questions please come and see us.

This week we have been learning the consonant digraphs: sh, ch, th and ng.
A consonant is all the other graphemes in the alphabet that is not a vowel. Out five vowels are a,e,i,o,u.

The link for the video is:

Please continue to play phonic games with your child at home.

Education city

Each week you will have a new activity to do at home on Education City.

Below is the link for Education City. You will need to sign in using your username and password, which can be found in the front page of your red phoneme book.

Please check Education City every week for the new activity. We will be checking each week to see how you are doing. Please let us know if you do not have access to a computer.

Phonics week 6 – 7.1.16

This week the children have begun learning phase 3 in phonics. We have been learning and practising the phonemes ( sounds) to the graphemes ( letters ): j v w x
Please see the video link to see how these phonemes are pronounced and the actions that are linked to them.

 Please continue to practise writing these graphemes in your red phoneme books. As an extension you may wish to challenge your child by encouraging them to find words that begin with those graphemes. Ask them where the phoneme is in the word.
You may also like to play phonic games on the websites below with your child:

Phonics week 5

This week in phonics we have been practising all the phonemes we have learnt so far. We have also been learning all of our phase 2 tricky words.

Tricky words are words that we cannot sound out using our phonic knowledge – they are words we just need to remember.

We have learnt the following tricky words:

letters and sounds

Please practise these at home! Can you put any of them into a sentence?

If you are feeling really clever you could have a go at reading some of the sentences on the link below – don’t forget to sound out carefully!