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Week 3 January 18th


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I really hope you are all ok and keeping safe and well at home.

We are missing you so much. 

It has been so lovely seeing some of your work. Please keep sending it in to me. I am printing the photos out and adding them to your journals in school.


This weeks learning......


Literacy: This week's book focus is 'Jack Frost'

How many different words can you think of to describe the cold?

If we get ice and snow again, get outside and touch and explore it.

Maybe make a word wall of all the words you can think of.

What do you like best about winter?

What things can we only do in winter that we can't do any other time of the year?



Phonics: This week we are listening for sounds at the end of words.

Activities include:

1.Odd one out. Children pick out the item that has a different end sound, cat, net, cot, tin 

2. Objects in a circle. Teacher to say all the objects and highlight the end sound. Can your child pick out two objects with the same end sounds?

3.Play I spy with end sounds. 

4. Sorting pictures or objects into groups of the same end sounds.



Maths: We will be learning about the shape Triangle and describing it's properties and what it can be used for.

Can you go on a shape hunt in your house and see how many things are triangle shaped and how many different types of triangle shapes there are? Long ones, tall ones, etc

Can you make a picture with only triangles? Can you make some snowflakes and icicles with triangles?

Look at the Jack Frost book, can you see all of the triangles there?

As a challenge, can you find out what a 3D shape is called that has triangle faces and a square face? or has 2 triangle faces and 3 rectangle faces?



We will also be doing lots of counting. Try and find times at home where counting is part of day to day life.

Count as you go up and down stairs, Count the cutlery out at tea time, count how long it takes to get dressed, can you do it under 3

30 seconds?!

We will be counting sets and adding and taking away one. 

If there were 4 Penguins on an Iceberg and 1 jumped into the water, how many are left?

This can be done practically with any toys. 

If I had three cars and 1 more drive in, how many do I have altogether now?

This week we are also focusing on Numerals .

Can you count out the right amount of teddies to a particular numeral? 

We are also going to be recapping and learning about prepositions. Such as under, over, through, on top of, next to, behind.

Maybe you could play a game and place a toy in different places and get you child to 1, follow the instruction Place the car next to the rug and 2. get you child to place the toy and tell you what they have done, i have put the doll behind the sofa. 

A good book for this is 'Bears in The Night'


Understanding of the world:  We will be recapping Winter. What things will we only see in winter? What do the trees look like now?

perhaps you could do a winter painting.

We've looked at Artic animals, but what about animals in this country?

Can you remember what Hibernation was and which animals hibernated? 

How do we look after animals in winter? 

In school we will be making fat balls and bird feeders for the birds. Perhaps you could try the same at home. 

Why do we need to give birds food more in winter?



Creative: We will be learning about cold colours; white, pale blue, pale purple.

We will exploring salt painting and making snowflakes and ice pictures. Link below. 

We will be making icicles from tin foil and making snowflake mosaics. see below.


PSHE: This week we are thinking about how we look after ourselves. What do we need to be healthy? what things make us happy?

we are also thinking about looking after animals and keeping them safe.


Other activities you could try: 


 Making tactile things to play and make mark in... salt or flour in shallow trays, Cornflour Gloop, shaving foam, soap flakes and water. Hair conditioner even!

Talk to the children about how things feel.


Playing with ice, making coloured ice cubes and painting with them.

We will be having a go at building things with mini marshmallows and cocktail sticks!


Counting sets to 10 with anything you have handy.

Small world play is great for language development. Trains, cars, dolls, character sets. 

 Playing with 'snow' and see creatures such as whales and seals. 


Building Elsa's ice palace with blocks.

Threading beads onto pipe cleaners.

Keep Practicing cutting shapes and ribbons!!

Practicing throwing skills with 'snowballs' made out of old paper!


I look forward to hearing about what you've been doing!

Enjoy your week and keep safe.

These photos are taken from Pinterest.