P2M Magic Monkeys 16.10.2020

Hello Magic Monkeys and Happy Friday!

In literacy we have covered:

  • Single sounds of the alphabet
  • Sounding out/blending/spelling words (CVC, CVCC, CCVC)
  • Writing ‘Holiday’
  • Writing Star Steps: use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops
  • Sounding out and spelling oo and ew words
  • Digraphs (oo and ew)
  • oo words – book, cook, roof, boot, shoot
  • ew words – flew, grew, new, few
  • Dictation
  • Tricky words (block 1 – 5)
  • Letter formation – cursive and non-cursive
  • Reading Groups

In Numeracy we have covered:

  • Subtraction within 30
  • Chilli Challenge subtraction – in our new maths jotters!
  • Time – reading the time on digital and analogue clocks
  • o’clock and half past
  • Quarter past and quarter to
  • Counting in 5s
  • Number formation


  • Reading groups
  • Reading out loud to the teacher
  • reading to our ‘Learning Partner’
  • Recalling information


  • Fitness – exercise video in class
  • Joe Wicks fitness
  • Yoga
  • What skills are we developing during P.E discussions

Morning Starters:

  • Monday – weekend whiteboard
  • Tuesday – word building
  • Wednesday – cursive letters
  • Thursday – partner game
  • Friday – ‘Just Dance’

Learn Through Play Activities:

  • Marble Run
  • Block Play
  • Lego/construction
  • Role Play
  • Arts and Crafts table
  • iPads (literacy and numeracy)
  • smartboard games 
  • Bingo – led by the children
  • Listening and talking activities

I am looking forward to the October Break because…………..

“I’m looking forward to spending time with my family” – Beth

“I’m looking forward to going to my Granny’s for a sleepover” – Scarlett

“I am looking forward to going running with my Daddy” – Louise

“I am going to playing with my baby brother” – Ella

“I am looking forward to getting a new toy and going in my campervan” – Lewis

“I am looking forward to my Birthday” – Connor

“I am looking forward to playing Lego with my Dad” – Roman

“I am looking to going to golf with my Dad” – Jack

“I am looking forward to training my dog” – Megan

Extra Information 

  • If anyone has any unused/unloved Lego at home we would love to have it in class to add to our Learning Through Play activities – please don’t buy any new Lego!

Enjoy the October Break!

Have fun and stay safe,

Miss McGhee xxx