P2M Magic Monkeys 30.10.2020

Hello Magic Monkeys and Happy Friday!

In literacy we have covered:

  • Single sounds of the alphabet
  • Re-cap of digraph sounds covered so far in Term 1
  • Tricky words (block 1 – 5)
  • Sounding out/blending/spelling words (CVC, CVCC, CCVC)
  • Dictation – digraph revision
  • Writing ‘October Holiday’
  • Writing Star Steps: use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops, using a connective word and writing 2 or more sentences
  • Letter formation – cursive and non-cursive
  • Reading Groups

In Numeracy we have covered:

  • Subtraction within 30
  • Chilli Challenge subtraction – continued in our new maths jotters!
  • Time –days of the week and months of the year
  • Counting in 5s
  • Number formation


We have started a class novel – The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark!

  • Reading groups
  • Predicting the story
  • Recalling the story
  • Reading out loud


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

Morning Starters:

  • Tuesday – writing name using cursive letters  
  • Wednesday – literacy activity
  • Thursday – picture/word recognition  
  • Friday – ‘partner game  

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

Outdoor Learning

  • This week we have made an ‘Outdoor Learning Journal’
  • We collected leaves and decorated our own journal
  • We will use this journal each week to document our outdoor learning
  • Descriptive writing about leaves

We enjoyed our walk around the school to see all the pumpkins!


  • Simple greetings

Extra Information 

  • We have some unclaimed/unlabelled uniform in the classroom – please let me know if you are looking for any items.  

Enjoy the weekend, have fun and stay safe,

Miss McGhee.