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Weekly overview for week beginning 19th April, 2021

The children have settled in really well last week and are enjoying the new role play areas in particular. We definitely have some very keen palaeontologists in EYFS!!!


This week we will be continuing to find out facts about dinosaurs. This will link to our work in English as we will be labelling the parts of different dinosaurs. 

Our new phonic sounds will be 'oo' as is 'zoo' and 'oo' as in 'book.' We will send home a copy off the related RWinc sheets for you. At home it will be really helpful to do some daily practise with your flashcards of all the set 1 and set 2 sounds that we have covered so far. We will be reading and spelling 3,4 and even 5 letter words containing these sounds. keep practising reading and spelling the red words too.


In Maths we will be counting and adding dinosaurs. We will be focussing on number 9 this week and different ways of making it. In our 'whizzy' maths sessions in the afternoons, we will re-cap 2-D shape names and properties.


We will also be finishing off our brilliant artwork based on 'Sunflowers' by Vincent van Gogh.


All of our usual continuous provision like the creation station, mud kitchen, scooters, climbing frame, loose parts play, construction etc will also be carrying on as normal. As the weather improves and most children choose to spend more time in our outdoor classroom in continuous provision, you may want to purchase a hat that they can wear. Don't forget to label it. Also it may be worth purchasing suitable sun cream. There are products that last 7+ hours that you can apply before school. Otherwise if you are sending your child with suncream to re-apply, you will need to make sure that it is very clearly labelled, especially with Covid-19 so that they do not use others and you will need to teach them how to apply the suncream themselves.