Friday 03 February 2023

It has been another fun week exploring ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet.  We have been creating WANTED posters for Evil Pea. The children were able to write sentences using tricky words and known phonics.




Top tip for watching YouTube with your child: go to the settings cog (it’s along the play bar) and turn off auto play – this avoids an inappropriate clip coming up automatically, and helps to discourage your child from passively watching clip after clip.



Word of the week

Every week, we look at a new adventurous word. We call this our ‘word of the week’. This week our word of the week was ‘villain’ – linked to the story ‘Supertato’. We looked at the definition. ‘A villain is the bad guy.’, drew pictures to represent villain’s and used the word villain in our everyday speech.


Evil Pea is a villain because he is mean to others.

A villain is a baddy!

I don’t like villains!



This week, the children have been exploring weight. We have focused on using mathematical vocabulary to compare different items.

heavy   heavier   heaviest

light   lighter   lightest



This week, the children have been reading longer words. We use the chunking method to read words with more that one syllable. We have also spotted words containing double letters (e.g. rabbit) – these are diagraphs too!

Ask your child to chunk and read these words.

sunset    chicken   carpet   carrot   

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. This week’s poem is Mrs Bluebird


We talk about how a poem sometimes has rhyming words and sometimes doesn’t. Can your child tell you the rhyming words in this week’s poem? We also talk about how a poem can have a fast rhythm or a slow rhythm. Can your child re-tell this weeks poem to you?



Early writing presentation – Don’t forget to watch the short presentation by Mrs Payne, one of our Sphere Federation Reception teachers. It has some  ideas of things that you can try at home to support your child’s learning.