Welcome to Pelican

The adults who support our learning are Mrs Hayter, Mrs Smith, Abby and Aleisha.

Welcome to Pelican

The adults who support our learning are Mrs Hayter, Abby and Aleisha


Spring Term

Our theme this term is: Do teddies have to be bears?

(Please see planning section for details)


In phonics we are working on phase 3.
This means we are practising important skills such as segmenting and blending sounds in words. We will continue to use ‘Letters and Sounds’ to plan and teach daily phonics sessions, and the children are now working within adult led phonics groups. Sami is supporting a group of children working at phase 2 level.

The phase 3 stage will now run until the end of the reception year and children will be introduced to the following sounds:  j, v, w, x, y, zz, qe, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er.

We will learn the sounds that they make, how to write them and will begin to use them to read and write simple words and sentences. Learning how to read and write tricky words will run along side phonics lessons, and we will cover tricky words: no, go, I, the, to, he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, her, all, are.

There is a brilliant website that you can use to help practise all of these skills at home. It can be found here at www.phonicsplay.co.uk. Remember to click on Phase 3.


Our author for this term is.
Jez Alborough

We will be using his book “Where’s my Teddy?” as a key text. We will also be looking at the traditional tale “Goldilocks”

Daily maths sessions will continue to run over the spring term, with children practising and learning a range of mathematical skills.

We need our PE kit on a Thursday and Friday.
We need to come to school on Thursday and Friday in our PE kit ready to start our lesson straight away. It is really helpful if we have our school uniform in a bag so we can get changed again. Please remember to make sure that all our items of clothing (including shoes) are named and that we are not wearing any jewellery.

Reading and Homework.

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned to school on a Monday.

Each phonic group will be set homework, that matches the learning covered at school. These sheets should be added to your child’s red phonics folder, and build up over the year.

Books for Bedtime.

Children can choose their own bedtime books and these can be changed as often as you like. Remember, these are books for you to enjoy together and we do not expect children to be able to read the words.