The Three Little Pigs

We have had so much fun this week learning all about The Three Little Pigs story. We have acted out the story in the home corner, made pig house, pig faces and loved making the Big Bad Wolf! We have also enjoyed using play dough to make the characters and explored different materials to find out which would be best to make a roof for the little pigs houses.







We were very lucky to have a special visitor in school on Friday. Meet Digger the week old piglet!

FS 2 RWI Home learning

This week you will find a log in card and letter in your child’s book bag regarding home reading. You will now be able to log in to Oxford Owl and access your child’s reading book and a quiz that we have done in class that goes alongside the book bag book. We would like the children to practise reading at home as often as possible but ideally no less than 3 times a week. Please record all reading in your child’s reading record (monkey record book).

Most books have story green words, speedy green words and red words. These are the key words to practise each week alongside reading the story. These can be found on the ‘How to help your child read this book’ page. If your child’s book hasn’t got this page or words to practise please just read the words in the book.

Winter, ice and the polar regions ❄️



Exploring ‘icebergs’…

We have thoroughly enjoyed making igloos – big and small using different materials…



FS2 RWI Home learning

This week you will find a log in card and letter in your child’s book bag regarding home reading. You will now be able to log in to Oxford Owl and access your child’s reading book and a quiz that we have done in class that goes alongside the book bag book. We would like the children to practise reading at home as often as possible but ideally no less than 3 times a week. Please record all reading in your child’s reading record (monkey record book).

Most books have story green words, speedy green words and red words. These are the key words to practise each week alongside reading the story. These can be found on the ‘How to help your child read this book’ page. If your child’s book hasn’t got this page or words to practise please just read the words in the book.

Winter Wonderland

We started the week with the story ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. We had a good discussion about the story and looked at the characters and the setting. We have been completing lots of different activities linked to penguins and have been learning all about their lifecycle. We have had lots of fun learning how to make a 3D penguin and also learning how to draw a penguin.




Happy New Year

It has been a great first week back and the children have settled back into school really well. We have talked about the New Year and loved exploring the new activities in the classroom. We have made New Year crowns, decorated snowflakes, been on a word hunt, learnt a new song all about January and talked to Snowy the tiger about our Christmas holidays.


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas🎄

We are so proud of all the children for their singing and performances in the Christmas play.
A huge thank you to all that helped learn words at home and provide costumes.

FS2 RWI Home Learning

This week group 1 have learnt set 2 sounds ‘ir’, ‘ou’ and ‘oy’. Group 2 have worked on previous Set 1 sounds to ensure we are retaining taught sounds. Please ask your child what group they are in and what sounds they have done this week (you may need to look back at the sound links on previous blog posts to recap previous sounds).

Group 1 reading at home –

ir – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/N5f2FvBf/PvZnJXgY

ou – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/AlgRdM4e/TZHhXpoY

oy – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/H1naRBMF/sCY0Uymu

Groups 1 spelling at home –

ir – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/Yp1yrNCI/KzMYeeRX

ou – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/7ugQcAWH/ltKcsziS

oy – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/vk4eJetq/elX67kSZ

Group 2 word time reading 1.6-

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/yRJOB2DV/X6kRM8xp

Group 2 word time spelling 1.6 –

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/FexqIU0l/BvChgx8c

All about The Nativity

We have been very busy practising our Christmas performance and in the classroom we have been learning more about ‘The Nativity’.

Some amazing writing has been done!

FS2 RWI home learning

This week group 1 have learnt set 2 sounds ‘ar’, ‘or’ and ‘air’. Group 2 have worked on previous Set 1 sounds to ensure we are retaining taught sounds. Please ask your child what group they are in and what sounds they have done this week (you may need to look back at the sound links on previous blog posts to recap previous sounds).

Group 1 reading at home –

ar – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/FarOE2cU/sW1bzsMn

or – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/KZONNrqr/hNDwAhpM

air – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/xcyy1P0V/NuDy1UPU

Group 1 spelling at home –

ar – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/RxzIviw1/g9L9fYIL

or – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/IzWPCQTY/0niOa7tM

air – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/ZTasrHDI/baUdXcNa

Group 2 word time reading –

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/5350zFVH/hNCnOM2x

Group 2 word time spelling –

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/gP3NmdmN/hv2KIFYH

Celebrations continued…

This week we have been learning all about Christingle. The children have been amazing at remembering all the parts and their meanings.

We have also been very busy practising our Christmas play. If your child had words that came home to learn – please continue to practise these at home in a nice loud clear voice.


We had lots of fun trialling a new resource to help our handwriting called ‘Pegs 2 paper’ we are hoping to purchase this so it can be a regular activity in our classroom!

FS2 RWI home learning

This week group 1 have learnt set 2 sounds ‘ow’ (as in snow), ‘oo’ (as in zoo) and ‘oo’ (as in look). Group 2 have worked on previous Set 1 sounds to ensure we are retaining taught sounds. Please ask your child what group they are in and what sounds they have done this week (you may need to look back at the sound links on previous blog posts to recap previous sounds).

Below is the link to the RWI. Phonics virtual classroom, please use the link to find the videos to support and extend learning at home.

Ruth Miskin School Portal (hopefully the link will work) if that one doesn’t work the one below will give you lots of support using your child’s Oxford Owl login.

Use the Set 1 and Set 2 tabs – by clicking on them you will then see – set 1 ‘set 1 at home’ and under set 2 ‘set 2 at home’ you will find – ‘set 2 reading at home’ and set 2 spelling at home’. For set 1 ‘set 1 word time’ is a good one too.

Parent guide to Read Write Inc. Phonics – Oxford Owl

There are lots of other helpful videos on the virtual classroom too, please take some time to explore.

Any questions or queries feel free to speak to one of us.

Many thanks, The Foundation Stage Team.

Superheroes and Children in Need

The children have thoroughly enjoyed our superheroes week. We have had some great discussions about different superheroes and the qualities needed to be a superhero. The children enjoyed creating our Superhero Headquarters and even made signs for it.

On Friday we learned about Children in Need and why we were dressed in our normal clothes to raise money.


FS2 went on a shape hunt around the classroom, then enjoyed colouring some shape pictures.
FS1 are trying really hard with the start of their handwriting practise!

Our amazing superhero writing!

FS2 RWI home learning

This week some of us have moved on to Set 2 sounds and have learnt ‘ay’, ‘ee’ and ‘igh’. Some of us have worked on previous Set 1 sounds to ensure we are retaining taught sounds. Please ask your child what sounds they have done this week (you may need to look back at the sound links on previous blog posts to recap previous sounds).

Below the Set 2 sounds video link there is also a spelling video link to have a try at spelling some words at home. This is how we teach the spelling in class.

ay – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/rdfeHsxW/s5n8nPIy

ay – spelling activity – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/WmLMXWUA/LwHNhPev

ee – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/MnHkkMbL/UgXthoHU

ee spelling activity – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/bYuFlDpt/TjjUPSXE

igh – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/MZGIE4om/ynnIJrVa

igh – spelling activity – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/eye7zXut/DY91ByPG

Set 1 Blending sounds together to read words.
Have a go at reading some words at home. These are words similar to those in the home reading books.

Set 1 word time reading lesson 2 –

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/LTi7JyMT/BksQhwW6

People Who Help Us

It’s been a great week learning all about people who help us. We have been focusing on the emergency services and have been dressing up in our ‘Hospital’, role playing with our fire station and learning about Remembrance Day.

FS1 have had a great week learning all about the number 2 and reading the story Dear Zoo.

We had fun decorating and eating our Poppy biscuits!

FS2 did some wonderful writing to go with their Poppy painting.



FS2 RWI home learning

This week some of us have learnt ‘qu’, ‘ng’ and ‘nk’. Some of us have worked on previous sounds to ensure we are retaining taught sounds. Please ask your child what sounds they have done this week (you may need to look back at the sound links on previous blog posts).
You will also find some activities and a blending book in your child’s book bag to read at home. Please ensure reading books are put back in book bags every day, these will usually be changed on Wednesdays. Any other activities can be returned once completed or feel free to keep for future practise.

qu – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/mZqqXRFi/qTCozDps

ng – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/yJxJ7Uih/9EIlzRnJ

nk – https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/TuD684e6/d7udTIRw

This week’s blending videos –

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/9UurBIXI/qflinXI7

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/C7Pi9cfY/nZArJrO3

Blending sounds together to read words.
Have a go at reading some words at home. These are words similar to those in the home reading books.

Set 1 word time at home video –

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/3tmsdl0x/tXTFUCqd

Many thanks for your support.