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13th May 2022

Our story of the week has been ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ by Julia Donaldson. We have been busy designing and making a new house for the old lady. We mapped out our design using masking tape and used our sounds to label parts of the house. We have also been thinking about and designing our own dream house fit with swimming pools, cinema rooms and trampolines!


The old lady thought her house was too small, but by the end of the story, she realised her house was perfect and big enough for her. We have been learning synonyms for the words big and small. We thought of words like “teeny, tiny, weeny, titchy, mini, minuscule” and “large, giant, enormous, massive, colossal, ginormous.” We used big voices and small voices to say our synonyms. We also did some teeny weeny writing and some massive writing!


In maths, we have been sharing. We shared biscuits, treasures and various objects between different amounts of people. We ensured that each time we shared the resources, everyone got the same amount. We have been using words like ‘share, fair, equal’. We also took part in some delicious learning….we made, cooked and shared pizzas!



Now we have learnt all the sounds in phase 3, we have moved onto phase 4. Phase 4 revisits and reviews all sounds taught so far as well as learning lots of new high frequency words and tricky words.


All sounds learnt:

s a t p i n m d g o c ck e u r h b f ff l ll ss j v w x y z zz qu ch sh th ng ai ee igh oa oo ar or ur ow oi ear er air ure


Tricky words learnt:

I    no    go    into   the  to  she     he    we     me     be     we   are   was  you  my  said  so  have  like   were   little have   like   come   some

Tricky words of the week:        

do     what     when     out

Read them, write them, put them into a sentence.



  • Guided reading books are to be returned every Monday. Your child will receive a new book on a Wednesday.
  • P.E is now every Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school.


Have a great weekend

The Reception Team