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Traditional Tales14 Jan 2022Traditional Tales

This Week


As mentioned last week, this half term our topic is Traditional Tales and we have started start the half term with the story of Hansel and Gretel. In literacy they have been discussing their favourite characters from the story giving reasons and using adjectives to describe them.

The children have really enjoyed exploring the new role play area which has now a fairy tale theme to complete with a witches` cottage and a castle!


As well as this, there is also a fairy tale theme to the Small World area with a castle, knights, fairies Cinderella, prices and a dragon.

The children have really let their imagination run with narratives about imprisoned princesses, evil stepmothers and brave knights, and all of this on day one alone!

They have also enjoyed investigating all the many other enhancements introduced this term.


Next week


This week the children will be introduced to the phonemes y, z and zz. We will be using these sounds and those learnt so far to blend the sounds (push sounds together) to read words and segment (break sounds up) in a word to spell.
We will introduce the next set of tricky/high frequency words this week: old and little. Also, we will also be reviewing the tricky words learnt to date.

Topic and Literacy

This week we shall continue with the story of Hansel and Gretel. We will concentrate on the beginning of the story, and how the beginning of a story introduces characters and the setting. We will also look at the use of adjectives to describe a story setting or character. We will also bake some delicious gingerbread biscuits!

During RE, the children will begin to learn about the story of Jesus calling His first four disciples to follow Him.


During numeracy while continuing to work with numbers to 5, the children will develop their understanding of the ordinal aspect by investigating the difference in value of consecutive whole numbers. They will spend time discovering that each number has a value of 1 more than the previous number. Using blocks and squares to order quantities from 1 to 5 will help to embed this key understanding.


Have a great weekend!

See you on Monday

Mrs. Fletcher

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