YR Week Beginning 10.2.2020

In Literacy, we will be learning our new Talk for Writing story ‘The Enormous Turnip’.  In our outside area, we will be using character masks to act out our story; digging for real turnips and high frequency words in the mud; ordering the characters and retelling the story.  Inside, we will be applying our phonic knowledge to write labels, captions and speech bubbles for some of the characters and retell the story using stick puppets in the small world tray.

Our rhyme of the week is ‘The Mulberry Bush’. In Phonics, we will be learning the sounds: ear, air, ure and er  and high frequency words: all, are, will and her.

In Maths Mastery, we will be exploring fractions, focusing particularly on wholes and halves.  We will have a go at problem solving and discussing how we can fairly share a cupcake with a friend.


Please remember to check your child’s orange homework folder for this week’s written homework.


Ambitious vocabulary:


enormous – a way of describing something that is very, very big! E.g., the turnip was enormous!

budge – to move. E.g., I tried to move the enormous box but it would not budge!

assist – to help someone. E.g., the little boy ran over to assist the old lady.

soared – to fly or rise high into the air. E.g., the kite soared high in the sky.


whole: an entire or complete sum or amount, all of something!

I have a whole pizza!

I have all of it!

half: one of 2 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. We can represent it as ½ .If I share my pizza with a friend, we will have half each!

fraction: an equal part of a whole, a small part of something.