# Spring 1: Week 4

Friday 02 February 2024

This week, we’ve been super busy being superheroes! We tried using our super speed, super strength and super writing skills to capture the Evil Pea. We made wanted posters and thought of sentences to describe the Evil Pea.

He has a red cape.
He is round.
He is green.

We’ve witnessed many determined superheroes trying to solve crimes and capture the Evil Pea. From finding and writing clues to building traps and recording messages on the iPads in the construction area, we’ve seen some fantastic team work!

Yesterday, we thought about what superpower we would have if we were superheroes.
This morning, two PCSOs visited us. They talked about their role and how they help people in our local community. We had lots of fun trying on police costumes and going in the police car.
Maths
In maths, we continued to develop our understanding of composition. We used the Hungarian number pattern (die pattern) to explore making 5. We used the ‘5 Little Aliens in a Flying Saucer’ song to help us remember the pairs of numbers that make 5. On Wednesday, we noticed there wasn’t enough space for 6 aliens on the die frame. Therefore, we used a double dice frame to explore numbers 6 and 7 that are composed of ‘5 and a bit’.

Help at home: Number bonds to 5 game

• Put 5 small things into a bag.
• Then, you take the rest of the things out of the bag.
•  How many things does your adult have? How many do you have?
• How many altogether?

Phonics
This week, we learnt our final phase 3 graphemes (air, er) and tricky words (are, pure, sure)
Next half-term, we’ll revisit all of the phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs. We’ll also be reading words with:
– double letters (h-a-mm-er)
– two or more digraphs (ch-a-tter)
– ending in –ing (l-oo-k/i-ng)
– s /z/ in the middle (visit  sounds like v-i-z-i-t)
– s /s/ /z/ at the end (c-oo-k-s)
– es at the end (t-or-ch-es)

Help at home: Play tricky word SPLAT

• Write a selection of tricky words on paper/sticky notes.
• Place around the room or on the floor.
• Say a tricky word for your child to jump or splat the words.

Poetry Picnic
This week’s poem was an eight-line poem called A Little House.

Reminders

• Parent-teacher meetings – Tuesday 06 & Thursday 08 February
I look forward to chatting to you all in person next week.
• Fiddly Fingers stay & learn session followed by a presentation and coffee morning – Monday 05 February 9am-10am