P2M Magic Monkeys 11.09.2020

Hello Magic Monkeys and Happy Friday!

In literacy we have covered:

  • Single sounds of the alphabet
  • Sounding out/blending/spelling CVC words
  • Independent writing ‘At the Weekend’
  • Sounding out and spelling ai and ay words
  • Digraphs (ai and ay)
  • ai words – nail, jail, pain, rain, brain, train
  • ay words – day, pay, say, play, clay, tray
  • We played digraph bingo and even had some prizes!
  • Creating word searches
  • Letter formation – cursive and non-cursive
  • Reading Groups – in class
  • Reading sent home

In Numeracy we have covered:

  • Number bonds to 10
  • Number bonds to 20
  • Addition to 10, 20 and beyond
  • Addition with missing numbers (eg 5 + ? = 9)
  • Exploring tens and units
  • Chilli Challenge addition
  • Number formation


  • Fitness – circuits outside
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga
  • What skills are we developing during P.E discussions

Morning Starters:

  • Monday – Weekend Whiteboard
  • Tuesday – Literacy Activity
  • Wednesday – Learning Partner activity
  • Thursday – Numeracy activity
  • Friday – Exercise activity

Something I would like to learn:

“art and make toy castles” – Eesha

“about space” – Lily

“tricky words in books, really tricky words!” – Louise

“more about insects” – Mahdis

“About dinosaurs” – Max

“about being a police officer” – Rayyan

“more about reading so I can read a whole book” – Hugo

“more about maths and maths up to 100” – Megan

“about the sea” – Carl

“about addition calculations” –Lewis 

“Shapes” – Roman

“about earthquakes” – Eliza

“about the jungle” – Ella


  • Reading books were sent home on Monday (07.09.2020)
  • A new book will come home on a Monday and be collected on a Thursday – This will allow us to “quarantine” the books over the weekend and swap them with other groups/classes.
  • Reading should come to school every day – please use your child’s purple folder to transport reading books to and from school. Books will stay in these folders and only come out at your child’s reading time
  • I have set up new groups based on in-class assessments – these groups are fluid.
  • Please don’t be alarmed or worried if your child moves groups – changes are only made in order to support your child’s individual development.
  • I will re-assess reading over the next few weeks and make any changes/swaps necessary.
  • I have attached an “at home reading guide” to support you at home – a paper copy was sent home on Monday along with your child’s first book.
  • At Home Reading Guide: Reading With Your Child at Home
  • There will be no reading log book sent home – any reading information you need will be posted on the class blog.
  • Please refer to the “at home reading guide” to support you with reading at home.
  • Child specific information will be emailed via the Office Admin account.

Extra Information 

  • Learning Folders will be sent home today – we are still awaiting folder so for now your child’s learning story is in a ‘polly-pocket’
  • Please keep this at home – I have the originals to file when the folders come in.
  • Small plea – if any has anyone unwanted/unloved dominoes at home we would love to have them at school to support our learning!
  • Once we are more settled I will start to put photographs of our learning on the blog – at the moment with limited time in school this isn’t possible. We do have some super photos on our classroom display!
  • Please label all items of school uniform as we don’t have access to a lost property box – thank you.
  • If possible please fill your child’s bottle with water, thank you.
  • Please feel free to contact me via Office Admin if you have any questions

Have a lovely weekend – have fun and stay safe,

Miss McGhee