Jack and the Beanstalk

Saturday 16 March 2024

This week our focus book has been Jack and the Beanstalk.

We talked about how it is is an old story and has lots of different version, the children really enjoyed the Jack and the Jelly Beanstalk version! During the week we have been busy planting our own magic beans. We have also completed some beautiful drawings of some tulips. In our PE lesson we mastered our balancing skills and even managed to move from one balance to another. Fantastic skills everyone!

Our word of the week was gigantic the children have really enjoyed using this during their learning.

‘My tower is gigantic, it is taller that me!’

‘I am going to pick the gigantic carrot at snack time!’

Help at home: find some things that are gigantic and tell your grown up about them.


This week in our phonics we have focused on longer phase 3 words, words ending in -ing and compound words (words made up of two words i.e. rooftop) We have also been reviewing our tricky words.

Help at home: Please support your child with the tricky words sheet sent home. Please also keep accessing the ebooks.

Poetry Picnic

This week our poem was Spring Wind

When the spring wind blows,

In her gruff and growly way,

She’s saying keep your mittens on,

I’m blowing cold today.

But when the spring wind blows,

In her soft and gentle way,

She’s saying take your jumper off,

I’m blowing warm today.

The Classroom Challenges this week have been

Forest School this week was another muddy one and included toasting marshmallows, these were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone!

Next week our week our focus book is The Tiny Seed by Eric Carl

Reminders and Notices

Forest School- Please send your child to school in their PE kits on Friday with waterproofs and wellies in a labelled plastic bag.

Waste Innovation- Please don’t forget to send in any donations for us to be creative.

Please can we also ask for any donations of children’s underwear, socks and old school uniform, we work hard and play hard in reception so things can get a little bit messy!!

Please don’t forget to email any pictures from home stjameseyfs@spherefederation.org thank you!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs. Kendrew, Mrs. Rippon and Mrs. Feldman