St Stephen's Infant School

Striving, Supporting, Inspiring, Succeeding

Lansdown Road, Bristol, Avon, BS15 1XD

01454 866470

School Day: 8.45am-3.10pm– all year groups

Week 7

We started the week by going on an Autumn walk all around our school to look at what we could see, hear and feel. It was great fun finding lots of different natural objects such as carrots from the allotment. 

We made a collection and talked about what we had found. Then we read some Autumn poems and wrote our own.

In maths we have been learned about numbers that are greater and less than each other. We looked at the signs for these and what the 'equals' sign means. 

In phonics we have begun spelling our sight words. Please can you try at home too......

one, were, said, have, like, so, do , when, there, come, some, little

Here are some pictures of our walk...

Week 6;

This week we have enjoyed reading simple instructions to make a paper dragon. It's been great fun playing schools and doing the 'sight word challenge.' 

Our handwriting is improving all the time and we are working on our fine motor skills in class. In P.E we did Cosmic Yoga which was great fun! 

In maths we have been finding how many tens and ones are in numbers to 20 and over. 

Our phonic sounds are; 

ie, ea, oy, ir

Please practice these at home and see if you can find any words with the sounds in such as 'pie, bead, boy, stir.' 

This week we have been reading the story Zog by Julia Donaldson. We have been retelling the story and writing sentences about the character Zog. 

In Maths we have been finding one less than a number.

In phonics we have been working on the trigraph and digraphs;

ure, er, ay, ou

Can you write a list of words with these sounds in them?

This week our sight words are;

were, there

Can you write a sentence with one of these words? 


This week we have been talking about celebrations and we are going to have our own party in Zog class.

In maths we have added one more to numbers. We like adding in our heads but we have also used the number lines and Numicon to help. We found the hidden star numbers in our classroom which was great fun. We then added one more to them! 

In phonics we have learned the digraphs and trigraphs;

ow, oi, ear, air

Can you think of any words with these sounds in them? Could you write a list at home?

This week our sight words are;

one, when, what, out

Could you write a simple sentence with one of these words in?

In P.E we copied a partner and made different movements. We called it 'mirroring.'  

This week we have been reading the story Elmer by David McKee. We have been writing sentences describing the elephants in the story.  

We have been revising our digraphs; 

oo, ar, or, ur

We have been learning the sight words; 

said, have, like, so, do, some, come , little

Term 1

Welcome to Zog!

Mrs Rogers (Mon-Wed), Mrs Otter (Thursday, Friday)

What a super start to the year we have had! It has been so lovely to meet and get to know the children. They have settled in really well and are enjoying the learning so far. 

We are excited to be introducing Continuous Provision this year where children learn in a practical way using a range of high quality resources and adult input. Here is a description of Continuous Provision;

Continuous provision describes all of the different provision areas which are available for your children to use every day. Within each of these areas of provision there should be a core range of resources that children can use all of the time, throughout the whole year. The purpose of an effective continuous provision is to offer children a constant environment that is safe for them to explore whilst challenging their learning. It should allow children the freedom to explore and become independent in making choices.

Our topic this term is Ourselves and the books we are looking at are; The Gruffalo, Zog and Elmer.

This week we are learning to draw a self-portrait and we are revising our digraphs;

ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, 

plus the trigraph;