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Welcome to our 4th week of our ‘Once upon a time’ topic… And how brilliantly your children are embracing this topic… They can confidentially re-call the stories we have covered, answer our ‘Big ideas’ questions, and are beginning to invent their own stories. Keep up the wonderful work explorers!

To kick off the week, we will be sharing the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’
A Traditional tale that features a classic ‘Fairy-tale’ character… The Big Bad Wolf- can you think of another story he appears in?

Can you have a go at any of the 'Little Red Riding Hood' home learning activities at the bottom of the page- we would love to see what you get up to on Tapestry!  

Like lots of Traditional tales, our second book of the week has a strong life lesson that is just as relevant today as when it was first published by Hans Christian Anderson in 1843! We will be talking lots about being kind, not leaving people out and how much words can hurt.

As always, our sounds of the week are linked to our stories.

r’ for red riding hood and ‘u’ for ‘ugly’ and in ‘duck’

Can you think of any words that start with this week's sounds? Have a go at practising this week’s sounds with Evie and Dodge!


For those using special friends in their reading and their writing, we will be focusing on ‘oo’ like in ‘hood’ and 'look at a book'

Here’s Abbi teaching you all about the ‘oo’ sound and although it looks the same as the digraph ‘oo’ we covered for ‘Puss in Boots’, it makes a totally different sound.

In maths, we are starting our new white rose focus on 'Growing 6, 7 and 8'.  We will be looking at ways to represent 6, 7 and 8 and how to count objects in larger groups. We will be arranging numbers of objects and seeing how they can be made up in different ways. To find out more information follow this link: White Rose- Growing 6,7 and 8

This links nicely to our Makaton signs of the week and Mr Tumble's 'I can sing a rainbow' which is made up of 7 colours! We will be drawing our own rainbows in school using 7 different coloured arches. 

We will be learning how to sign lots of colours using makaton like 'red' in Little red riding hood. Can you practice the signs at home?

Part of our topic this week is talking about how we change as we grow up… Remember to send in your baby snaps, so we can share them during our show and tell sessions and try to work out who is who! (See Tapestry for more information).