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Elworth Hall Primary School

Every child achieves because we care



Week 1

Word of the Week:  Dimensional


Welcome back Foundation Class!  We hope you had a lovely Easter Break! 


In maths, we have been recognising 3D shapes and finding them within the environment in our shape hunt! We have also been using 3D shapes to build towers for Rapunzel. 


In phonics, we have been recapping all our phase 2 and 3 sounds. We have been reading longer words and applying our phonics knowledge in our sentences. Maybe you could write your own sentences! 


We have also begun our new topic ‘Fairy Tales’. This term, we will be looking at different traditional fairy tales such as: 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'The Three Little Pigs', and '3 Billy Goats Gruff'. 

Week 2

Word of the Week:  Predict


This week, we have been reading 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We have been reenacting the story using puppets and created a story map which helped us to write our favourite of the story! We have been practising our sounds and included this in our writing. 


In maths, we looked at copying and continuing patterns. We have enjoyed using different resources to continue patterns, such as multi-link and teddy bears. We even created our own! See if you can spot any patterns in the environment around you. We have been comparing length and height. There is a beanstalk growing in our classroom, we will be measuring how tall it grows! We have also been planting seeds and growing our own mini beanstalks. We are excited to see them grow! 

Week 3

Word of the Week: Healthy


Someone has eaten the porridge! Someone has entered our classroom and left porridge oats everywhere - who could it be?! 


We have enjoyed reading 'Goldilocks and the 3 Bears.' We helped Mummy Bear write a shopping list to create a healthy porridge for the family. We have had lots of fun re-enacting the story using puppets and Makaton - 


In maths, we have been doing lots of counting beyond 20 and building numbers 11, 12 and 13 using a range of resources.


We have been exploring the environment by using our senses. We have been describing and smelling things such as lavender, chives, leaves, pine cones etc. 


To finish the week, we explored different materials by making the comfiest bed for Goldilocks. We discussed what would be important to create a comfy bed and why. We also created our own porridge - hope you enjoy! 

Week 4

Word of the Week:  Experiment


This week we have continued to read longer words in phonics and also we have learnt several new tricky words!  These are all listed on our home learning sheet. 

This week, our fairy tale has been Little Red Riding Hood.  We have listened to forest sounds and written descriptions of the forest.  We have also retold the story through a cut and stick activity. 

In maths we have been focusing on adding within 10, through the use of ‘first, then, now’ stories.  We have really enjoyed these activities. 

Week 5

Word of the Week:  Construction

This week’s story has been our favourite fairy tale by far!  We have been reading ‘The Three Little Pigs’. 

We have designed and built brick houses, after testing straw and sticks also. We chose bricks because after our ‘huff and puff’ test, we found that straw and sticks were not stable enough!


We have also retold the story through the use of shadow puppets, which we made ourselves. We found that when we blocked the light, we could see the shapes of our puppets on the wall.


In PE we practised relay racing using the batons, with Mr Guildford and Miss Roberts.  We are definitely Sports Day ready!


In maths this week, we have been taking away within 10. We have used objects, stories, our fingers and 10 frames to do this. 

In phonics, we have been learning to read words with -ed, -ing and -est. we are getting really good at reading longer words!


Mental Health Awareness Week

This year for Mental Health Awareness Week, the theme is ‘movement’. We have talked about the different feelings we have and enjoyed dancing and moving to different videos and songs, including the Mood Boosters.

Summer Term MTP