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20th May 2022

This week we have been reading the story ‘Errol’s Garden’. Errol lived in a tower block of flats and had always longed for a garden. One day, he had a great idea; to build a roof garden! Along with some help from his neighbours, Errol got the job done. This week we have become architects! We have been planning, designing and building our own roof gardens on paper and in the sand pit.


This week we have introduced colourful semantics. Colourful semantics support us to say and write sentences. We think about who is in a picture, what are they doing and where are they? We use this knowledge to construct a sentence e.g. The girl is swimming in the pool.


In maths, we have been doubling. We are getting so good at recalling our double facts by heart! Ask us to recall doubling facts to 10 using our fingers. We also learnt a double song – ask us to sing it!




We are learning phase 4 phonics. 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 do what when out


This weekend, can you use colourful semantics to write a sentence? Look at a picture in a book. Think about ‘who is in the picture?’, ‘what are they doing?’ and ‘where are they?’. Use this, along with your phonic knowledge, to write a sentence e.g. The boy is climbing a tree at the park.



  • Guided reading books are to be returned every Monday. Your child will receive a new book on Wednesday. Please ensure your child brings their bag to school every day.
  • P.E is every Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school.
  • On Friday (27th May) we are making compost bottles! Please keep any fruit and veg peel, old newspaper cuttings, tea bags, coffee granules, grass clippings and plastic bottles and bring them in by Friday.

Thank you

Have a great weekend

The Reception Team