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Notices and Weekly Updates

Due to the new national lockdown, please click on the home learning icon at the top of our page for all weekly updates.

Week beginning 4th January, 2021:

If you are having to self-isolate, please click on our home learning section. You may also want to try some of the lessons designed for EYFS children from the oak academy website:




This week we will revisit all the sounds that we have previously taught (e.g. m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u , b, f, e, l, h, r sh, j v, y and w). Any practise with these sounds at home will help support your child with their phonics knowledge. This week we will be learning the sounds: th and z. Please scroll down for a copy of this week's letter formation sheets


Please watch the videos, then go on a 'th' and 'z' hunt around your house. Draw and label what you found!

Video for 'th':

Video for 'z':




In addition to writing words beginning with 'th' and 'z,' we will be writing about our favourite present from Father Christmas.

We will also be spelling simple CVC words e.g. cat, dog etc containing the sounds that we have already covered. Children will use their sound mats to help support them with their writing. On the first page of our class page, scroll down and you will find a copy labelled 'Sound Mats.'




We will be recapping counting 0-10 forwards, backwards and from different starting points e.g. 4,5,6 etc. We will be answering one more and one less than questions for any given number 1-10. This week we will be doing lots of practical counting of objects, both indoors and outdoors to help with our one-to-one correspondence. We will then progress to count pictures of superheroes than cannot be moved as we count. We will be practising our number formation and making sure that all our numbers start from the top!

Letter formation sheet for 'th'

Letter formation sheet for 'z'


We will continue to practise our word blending during our Phonics lessons. We will use Fred Frog to help us. We will also be learning the Red Words on your 'Reading Letter 4' that has been sent home already.

Word Blending - You can support your child with their word reading, by revisiting the individual sounds we have previously covered. You can then practise blending these sounds together to make simple words. Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) words work best for this (e.g. c-a-t  - cat, d-o-g  - dog etc).

- If you are unsure how to pronounce the Phonics sounds correctly please watch this video;

- If you wish to find out more about blending (sounding out) with Fred Frog, please watch this video;



If you wish to support your child further with their Phonics at home, you can purchase a set of Read Write Inc flashcards from Amazon: The digraph (two letters that make one sound) flashcards would also be a good investment as we teach these after Christmas:

The children learn each sound using a picture hook, an action and a letter formation rhyme. These are explained on each flashcard. Any practise with these at home would greatly support your child with their phonic knowledge. 


We loved our virtual visit from the crew of Fire Station 23!