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This week

The children continued with the story of Hansel and Gretel, they have been concentrating on the beginning of the story. They thought about elements that begin a story, such as introducing the characters and setting the scene.
They wrote some great story starters including the setting and characters using great adjectives!

We also enjoyed making gingerbread house biscuits!


Next week


This week the children will be introduced to the phonemes 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

We start a new traditional tale this week, Jack and The Beanstalk. As with Hansel and Gretel, we will start with telling the story and role playing the different parts of the story. We will discuss characters and setting concentrating on using adjectives to make our writing more exciting!


During the afternoons the children will get planting as they sow cress seeds and plant their very own beanstalk seeds. They will decide where is the best place to put them to grow and the bean plants will come with their very own pole so the stalks can climb up to the castle!


This week, the children will consolidate their understanding of the composition of 5. Composing and decomposing numbers involves the children investigating part–part–whole relations, e.g. seeing that 5 can be made of 3 and 2. We will use different objects to break up 5 into two different sets including using the Numberblocks to help us!

Enjoy the weekend!

Mrs. Fletcher

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