This week we will be using The Big Pancake (sometimes known as The Enormous Pancake, or The Runaway Pancake) to focus our learning.
In phonics, we will introduce one new digraph (two letters that make one sound) - oo. This week we will focus on the short sound that these letters make (u as in cook, book and look), but we are sure to come across the long sound too (as in soon, moon and food). We will also continue to use letters we already know to blend to read and segment to spell simple words.
In maths, we will introduce the concept of "groups" or "lots of", which is the foundation for later work with multiplication.