Smith the Snail in RH

Friday 28th June | No comments yet


We have continued the work on initial Consonant Clusters. This week we have looked at: /gl/, /gr/, /sm/ and /sn/.

The children seem to have grasped the idea that the letters can be pushed together to make one sound and it has been lovely to see the children now recognising both letters when writing words that begin with consonant clusters, e.g. from.

The tricky word this week was: are


This week the children have been learning the number bonds to 10; this is all the numbers that can be added together to make 10. The children have used Numicon and ten frames to help support their learning. They’ve also enjoyed this catchy song:

We’ve also presented some problems to solve which have encouraged the children to apply their knowledge. Here’s an example,


As part of their learning this week, the children received a letter from Smith the snail. They had to find all the /sn/ and /sm/ consonant clusters in his letter.

The children really enjoyed this activity so they all wrote a letter to Smith. Here are some examples:

Before writing, the children had a look through their books to see what their progress looks like over the year – they couldn’t believe how much their writing had improved and were very proud!

Yesterday, the children received a letter each from Smith answering the questions they asked. They were ecstatic!

Non-Fiction Texts

This week, we have looked at the features of non fiction texts and have been hunting for phonemes in books. The children enjoyed telling  me which pages they wanted to turn to using the contents page.

Key Dates

Wednesday 10th July – Sports Day

Thursday 11th July – Reception Seaside Day – parents are welcome to join for a picnic at 2.30

S Factor

A big well done to Austin for his super experiment during the ‘S Factor’ today. He was very brave presenting in front of the whole school.

We hope you have a great weekend and we’re looking forward to seeing you at the Campover on Saturday.

The RH team

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