Home Learning

In our sound groups we have been learning about initial sounds. Can you play ‘I Spy’ with someone in your family?

This week we enjoyed singing Nursery Rhymes using the percussion instruments. Next week we will be learning ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’.

 Next week our story of the week is: Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burnigham. In the story different animals go for a ride in his boat. These include: calf, sheep, chicken, rabbit, cat, dog and goat. Key words from the story include: squabble, trample, and tease.

Please go through these words with your child to support  their learning. Thank you.

This week’s learning

This week the children found Pirates Love Underpants really funny! They had a lot of fun decorating their own ‘pants’ using a range of media including: painting with brushes, finger painting and collage using a range of materials. In Rhyme Time, they revisited familiar songs and played percussion instruments. They also conducted a science experiment to find out what happens to water when it is put in the freezer and made ice lollies. They had even more fun finding out what happens to ice when it comes out of the freezer! In maths, they were excellent at estimating how many objects were in a container and then checking by counting; many of them even wrote the numbers. To end the week, we revisited the PANTs rule and listened to the NSPCC song Pantosaurus. Finally, Mrs Oyesanya and Pippa popped in to say hello!

Pirates Love Underpants!
Rhyme Time
What do we think will happen to the water?
Enjoying the frozen ice lollies!
Estimating, counting and writing numbers
Parachute Games
Mrs Oyesayana and Pippa

Next week’s learning

Next week our book of the week is Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham. 

We will be learning about different farm animals; demonstrating and making models out of ‘junk’; learning and singing ‘Old MacDonald had a Farm’. We will also be learning about how to stay safe in the sun. In our sound groups we will continue to practise initial sounds and blending sounds together for example, c-a-t, p-i-g.

Messages for Parents


On this day your child does not need to wear school uniform, in exchange for a donation towards a stall for our Summer Fair. [Please note that your child must still wear sensible shoes and no football tops are allowed.]

Please bring in the following donations: bottles for the tombola, any unopened bottle of red or white wine, prosecco, beer, coke, bubble bath etc.

This week’s learning

The children have really enjoyed Barry the Fish with Fingers and thought about what makes them special. They enjoyed searching for treasure and describing where they found it using positional language. After that they counted how much treasure they had found! In phonics they played ‘I spy’ and found ‘pirate’ objects beginning with a particular sound, for example, p-p-p- parrot. They thoroughly enjoyed singing and doing the actions to Over the Deep Blue Sea and have been practising their Summer Fair dance. The children have been busy making telescopes and eye patches to play with in the role play area. Finally, they worked really hard at designing their own treasure maps!

A few highlights…

Barry the Fish with Fingers
Enjoying the book with our friends
I spy with my little eye…
…something beginning with…
The treasure is on the cooker!
Designing treasure maps
Treasure maps!
Ahoy me hearties!

Next week’s learning

Next week our book of the week is ‘Pirates Love Underpants’.

We will be: playing a pirate ship game; investigating freezing and melting; estimating and counting; practising our Summer Fair dance and playing a range of parachute games. In our sound groups we will continue to play games to hear initial sounds an/or blending sounds together.

We will also be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule.  More information and specific guidance for parents can be  found on the school website.

Home Learning

This week we revisited positional language (under, on top, next to, behind and in front). Using positional language, you could play ‘Hide the Teddy’ with someone in your family: one person hides the teddy and the other person finds it and describes where it was.

Rhyme Time

This week we enjoyed singing and doing the actions to Over the Deep Blue Sea. Next week we will revisit some of our favourite rhymes and sing them while playing percussion instruments.

Next week our story of the week is: Pirates Love Underpants

Key words from the story are:  underpants, treasure map, sword, footprint, bridge, cave, parrot.

Please go through these words with your child to support their learning. Thank you.

Messages for parents

Upcoming Dates:

Week beginning 1st July – throughout the week Reception Induction sessions (NB. as they take place during Fireflies session, we will take the children to these and meet you there)

Summer Fair: Saturday 6th July 11:30am – 3:30pm

We are the first to dance so we will call the children to the main field at 11:50am. If possible we would like the children to be dressed in a bright coloured top. Please be patient with us at the end as we dismiss all of the children. We hope you can come!

Celebration Evening: Monday 15th July

Sports Day: Wednesday 17th July

If you are going to the seaside or having a clear out, we would really appreciate any of the following…

  • large pebbles or shells  for the children to paint
  • junk modelling materials (cardboard boxes, plastic containers, buttons, tubes etc)
  • small shovels or watering cans

Thank you.

Home Learning

Playdough Challenge- Dough Disco

Can you teach your grown up Dough Disco?  Listen to a song and do some actions with the playdough: squeeze high and low; roll into a ball/sauasage;  move it between hands and pat it and poke with your fingers.

Easy Homemade Playdough

2 cups flour

2 cups water

1 cup salt

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon cream of tartar 

several drops food coloring (optional)

1. In a large pot, mix 2 cups water (+ food colouring).

2. Add in the rest of the ingredients – 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1 cup salt.

3. Cook over medium-high heat and stir with a wooden spoon for about 5 minutes until the consistency is thick like play dough. The longer you cook it, the harder it becomes, so keep an eye on it and take it out right before it becomes the consistency you’d like.

4. Allow time to cool before kneading.


Next week we will be learning a pirate song… please click on the link below and you can listen to the song.

Next week our story of the week is: Barry the Fish with Fingers by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.

Key words from the story are: fingers, tickle, puffa fish, bubbles, sulked, crate, party

Please go through these words with your child to support their learning. Thank you.