Hundred Decker Rocket

Friday 01 March 2024

This week, we have continued to explore our topic ‘Let go’.

We have been reading the book The Hundred Decker Rocket.

The Hundred Decker Rocket

This story is about a girl called Ivy who sets off on a mission to space. On the way, she meets some very messy aliens.  When her rocket breaks down, all the aliens help to fix it and make their own deck.

In provision, the children were challenged to write their own sentences about a picture from the book or use their knowledge of the story.



This week, we have continued to engage in activities to draw attention to the purpose of counting – to find out  ‘how many’ objects there are. We revisited the concept of cardinality – the last number in the count tell us how many things there are altogether.


This week, the children have reviewed air, er and longer words that contain double letters.

Write these words on paper and ask your child to underline the double letters before reading.

hammer    shimmer   cannot   chatter   muffin

Tricky words can be just that-tricky! We’ve previously introduced a few fun games you can play at home to practice tricky words. Here’s another you could try.

Secret password

Write different tricky words on paper and stick them next to different doors around the house.

Each time your child enters or leaves a room they must press and say the tricky word password.

Poetry Picnic

Each week, we will be learning a new poem. We will recite this poem each day. By saying the poem out loud we can focus on the sounds and rhythm of each word or line. We talk to the children about how this can help us become better readers. Watch here




We began our lesson this week by listening to Beyond the Sea by Robbie Williams.

The children were amazing at recognising  the instruments they could hear such as drums and the piano.

Then, they used xylophones to make low and high sounds.


Reminders and Messages

Monday 04 March- Class Trip to The National Railway Museum.

World Book Day 2024- Thursday 07 March Please join us in the classroom (9.00-10.00) where you can relax and read books with your child. We’d also like your child to share their favourite book with their friends. Please send your child into school with their favourite book and please ensure the book is named. As stated on the school calendar, this is a dressing up year. Dressing up is optional. Thank you.

These dates are also stuck to your child’s classroom door or window to view whenever needed.