In phonics we are going to focus on a trigraph - ear. We will also be revising all of the digraphs that we have so far introduced and will recap b / d. We are also showing children how to blend longer words, such as "clap" or "pink": although they "press all the sound buttons", we are finding that children blend words like these as "cap", or "pik"!
In maths we Will focus on doubling and halving in problem solving situations.
We have whole class and small group times each day where key objectives are introduced and practised. Children then have opportunity to consolidate and practise these skills (and much more) through adult supported play and exploration across the week.
Our book of the week continues to be A Place Called Home. We are nearly at the end of the story. We are going to invent some sound effects for the black hole. We are also going to invent a new planet: at the end, the children seem ready for a new adventure!