What are we learning w/c 4th January

I can write a simple sentence – independently or with support


30-50 L Sometimes gives meaning to the marks that they paint or draw

30-50 L Knows information can be relayed in the form of print

40-60 L Gives meaning to marks they make as they draw, write and paint

40-60 L Uses some clearly identifiable letters to communicate meaning, representing some sounds correctly and in sequence

40-60 L Attempts to write short sentences in meaningful contexts

ELG L Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds.

How can you help at home?

·         Use magnetic letters to spell out simple words at home

·         Encourage children to look for useful words or letters in books – e.g. the, and

·         Write a diary together for a week

Key vocabulary: Blending, segmenting, diary, sound it out, write, letters, arrange, key words – Christmas, present, family, gift, from


I can recall 3 different Nursery Rhymes



30-50 C&L Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

40-60 C&L Links statements and sticks to a main theme or intention.

40-60 L Knows that information can be retrieved from books and computers.

ELG UW They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

How can you help at home?

·         Discuss which Nursery Rhymes you remember.

·         Ask other family members such as Grandparents which Nursery Rhymes they sang as children

·         Sing them!


Key vocabulary: Nursery Rhyme, song, history, tradition, meaning, community, cultural, memory


I can recognise, order and use numbers to 10 (20)


30-50 M Sometimes matches numeral and quantity correctly.

40-60 M Selects the correct numeral to represent 1 to 5, then 1 to 10 objects.

ELG M Children count reliably with numbers

from one to 20, place them in order

How can you help at home?

·         Use magnetic numbers on the fridge

·         Write numbers in the foam at bathtime

·         Collect a number – when out and about each select a number to look out for on number plates and houses etc. Who collects the most?

Key vocabulary: number, numeral, more, less, order, before, after, count


I can talk about how I have changed


30-50 C&L • Beginning to use more complex sentences to link thoughts (e.g. using and, because).

40-60 C&L Listens and responds to ideas expressed by others in conversation or discussion.

ELG C&L They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.

How can you help at home?

·         look at baby photos and talk about how they have physically changed

·         talk about what they could do when they started school and what they can do now

Key vocabulary: Height, size, measure, compare, improve, change, difference, grow




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