Phase 2 Phonics sounds

This week in phonics  we have been starting to learn the phase 2 sounds: s, a, t, p. You might want to reinforce the children’s learning by looking for things starting with these sounds in your house. For example p for potato or t for table etc…  The children have  been taught an action to go with each sound so perhaps you could get them to show you.

  s  Weave hand in an s shape, like a snake, and say ssssss.

a  Wiggle fingers above elbow as if ants crawling on you, saying a, a, a.

t  Turn head from side to side as if watching tennis and say t, t, t, t

p  Pretend to puff out candles and say p, p, p  

In maths our number of the week has been number 2. We have been learning a rhyme to help us think about the formation.

Around and back on a railway track,                                                                                                                                                                 Two, two, two.

This is the link if you want to have a look at all the rhymes we’re going to be learning to support our number formation.

We have also been counting amounts and using the mathematical language: more,  fewer, same as, 1 more and 1 less. To help your children, take opportunities to count anything and everything and use the mathematical language that we’ve been teaching so that they can apply the vocabulary in different situations.


The children have been developing their interests in many ways. Some children have been getting very confident at mixing their own power paint to make different colours. Other children have been developing their skills in den building.


We even made the most of the rain to work on our gross motor skills.

Reminder                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please can children bring their reading books and reading logs to school, in their book bags, every day even if they haven’t read the book so that they are there if we want to read with them.

Junk modelling                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Please could you collect and send in, your milk bottle lids and similar types of lids, small boxes and kitchen rolls for our junk modelling?  If they come in in a separate bag we can quarantine them before we put them out for the children to use.