Welcome to


with Miss Clarke.

Welcome back I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas break.

Here you will find a quick over view of the things we will be learning.

Home learning:

As you are all aware we will be learning from home for the time being. Packs have been delivered or are on the way to you. Included in your pack you will find your MS Teams login details and passwords. If you have access to a device you are expected to login Monday to Friday  at 9 am where I will be able to explain the days learning, You will also find short video clips to go with each task you need to complete. Your packs also include the resources needed for the next 2 weeks. 


CLICK HERE for extra home learning. Try to complete at least one task each week. You can upload images onto MS teams so we can share your home learning in class.  

Log into busy things. Use your LGFL logins that were sent home and complete the assignments that have been set.

This half term we will be exploring cross-curricular themes based on our topic ‘What can we learn about the world from stories’.



Vocabulary- Capital letter, space, full stop, adjective, conjuction, summarize, inferences, clarify.

Our writing and other activities will be based on these books as well as practicing summerizing what we have read, using inferences from the text to explain thinking, letter formation, phonics and sentence structure.

Our core texts this half term will be:






We will start the term by using ‘Handa’s Suprise’.

Listen here to our core text:



Vocabulary- clarify, question, predict, summarize.

We are sending home a reading book for you to share with your child at home on FRIDAYS. Please read at home with your child and talk about the book (make predictions based on what has been read, clarify unfamiliar vocabulary, suggest an alternative ending, summarize the story). Please RETURN THE BOOK the following FRIDAY so we can change it. Unfortunately book changes will only take place on Fridays, if you forget to bring your book back don’t worry return it the next week.

You can also continue to use Oxforf Owl e books: 


All tablet friendly with some of your favourite characters!

NEW: Oxford Owl class login: look for the logo:




Class name: Ahlbergclass2020          Class Password: Ahlbergbooks





Logins and user names have been sent home so you can access the useful resources on phonics play.



Miss Clarke’s phonics group are working within phase 4.

Edan’s phonics group is working within phase 3.



Vocabulary- addition, subtraction, total, number fact, bigger, smaller, compare.

In numeracy this term we will be focusing on bigger numbers, comparing numbers, telling the time to o’clock and half past and days of the week.




 We will be looking at bigger numbers to 20 and above.

Click on the link to find out more. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z84qkty




Vocabulary- predict, classify, observe, question, conclude.

In science this term we will focus on ‘materials’ We will be discovering what things are made from and the properties of materials.


We will start by creating a mind map of the things we already know about materials, the things we want to find out and ask questions that will get answered as we learn.



We are going to be finding out about Judaism. We will be thinking about what it is like to live and practice as a Jew.

Vocabulary-  Judaism, synagogue, star of David, Torah. Menorah, rabbi, sull cap, Hanukkah.



Find out more by clicking on the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zd9jxnb




This half term our theme for PSHE is  ‘Dreams and goals’. We will be following the units from the jigsaw programme of work.




Ahlberg P.E days are on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child wears their P.E to school as we will not be changing in class.

We will be up skilling in dance this term.  This will include moving freely to the music, dance in a wider space,move fast/slow, high/low, copy movements, work to improve their own movements,  make shapes with their bodies and more!

We took part in the mini marathon and received our medals. We are very proud!



Keep practicing:


Write simple sentences by orally rehearsing them first and then writing them.

Remember to use a capital letter, finger spaces between words and finish with a full stop.

  • Practice reading and writing the phase 2 tricky words. 

  • If you know the phase 2 tricky words practice the phase 3 tricky words-



  • Practice counting to 100! Can yo begin to count backwards?
  • Practice 1 more and 1 less from any given number within 20 and above.
  • Practice adding within 10/20. 
  • Practice subtraction within 10/20.
  • Practice quick recall of number bonds to 5 and then 10. Once you have quick recall of bonds to 5 and 10,  challenge yourself! Can you make number bonds to 20?
  • Practice counting in 2s.
  • Look around what shapes do you see? are they 2d or 3d? How do you know?