The Jolly Christmas Postman

Friday 09 December 2022

This week in literacy we have been reading the book ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg.  We were excited to see all the letters, games and puzzles in the book.

The children were keen to write their own letters.

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.


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 ‘jolly’. We looked at the definition – ‘happy and cheerful’, drew pictures and used the word jolly in our everyday speech.

I feel jolly when I go the park.

Christmas is a jolly day.

I felt jolly at my party.


Maths – 3d shapes 

This week, we have been naming and recognising 3d shapes.

The children enjoyed exploring different shaped Christmas presents and finding 3d shapes in our classroom. We even had a go at making 3d shapes,  using playdough.

Ask your child to find 3d shapes in and around the house. Can they name each one?


This week, the children haven’t learnt any new phonemes. It has been our ‘review week’ where we review all the phonemes we have learnt so far.

Can your child read the following words?







Can your child read these captions?

a red sock

jam on a hen


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. This week’s poem is ‘Who Has Seen the Wind’.

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

Click here to watch our Poetry Picnic. 

In provision…




There will be no swimming 14 Dec

Spring 1 –  swimming

Rainbow Class- 4 Jan, 18 Jan, 1 Feb

Sunshine Class- 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 8 Feb

When your child is not swimming, they will be taking part in Foot Tech Football sessions. Please ensure your child comes in PE kit every Wednesday, including suitable trainers.


 Learning Journey Drop in

An invitation for parents/carers to come into the classroom and take a look at your child’s learning journey.

Reception Christmas Party day. 16.12.22

Your child can come to school in party clothes on this day with their own party snack.