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Look Up!

As part of our topic about starry skies we are going to be doing a lot of looking up this week.

We met the astronaut Chris Hadfield in last week's story and this week we will be finding out about Mae Jemison, the first Afro-American woman in space.

We are also very interested in learning about the people who write and illustrate our books this term so when we can, we will show a video of them either reading the books they have written or talking about how they went through the process of making the book.

The sounds that we will be learning in conjunction with our story are the single sounds 'l' for leg and look! and 'u' for up and umbrella!


Visit Evie and Dodge to practice these new sounds. What words can you think of that start with a 'l' or an 'u''?

or sing an alphabet song!

How about having a go at blending sounds together to make words starting with l


The special friends have been chosen as they make an alternative 'u' sound. They are 'oo' look at a book!

Our nursery rhyme this week is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. We are going to learn the signs to accompany this favourite song.

Later in the week we will be finding out a little more about Mae Jemison the Astronaut.

Next week we are still learning all about numbers 1 to 3. However, we are looking more closely at how to create the number 3. For example that 3 can be made by putting 2 +1 objects together. In school we will be looking at some of the white rose activities which you can also access at home.

For our movement and physical development we will be having a space dance lesson.


To get our fingers and hands ready for pressing lots of space rocket buttons we will be doing these tricky exercises too each morning. These take a little practice and a lot of concentration. We are just going to try exercise 1

Other stories we will be looking at this week

How to Catch a star by Oliver Jeffers

Underneath the love umbrella by Davina Bell