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Whipperley Infant Academy ‘Learning, Growing, Together’

Early Years Foundation Stage - Venus, Pegasus and Jupiter

Meet the Early Years team!

Picture 1 Kate
Picture 2 Parveen
Picture 3 Saibe
Picture 4 Tracy J
Picture 5 Jane
Picture 6 Chris
Picture 7 Jahanara
Picture 8 Kataryza
Picture 9 Deborah
Picture 10 Stacey
Picture 11 Tracy D
Picture 12 Tali
Picture 13 Feyza

Hello and a very warm welcome to all our children and parents. We are all looking forward to going on our fun and exciting learning journey together throughout this next year. Please do not hesitate to speak to any members of our team if you have any worries or concerns about your child. We are always happy to listen, support and offer help where we can.

The website is updated regularly, visit the class page to find out what your child will be learning each week!

Thank you

Early Years Team

100 day party!!!

On Thursday 18th January we will be celebrating being in school for 100 days. The children can come into school in their own clothes on that day!

Week beginning : 15/01/18


This week the children will be celebrating, having a 100 day party on Thursday 18th January. Our activities will be all around the number 100.

The children will be writing a party list, also finding things on a mat and writing "I can see...". They will be using their phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud.

In maths they will be using the Karam board to add points up to 100 and record their scores. Also making cone party hats, using mathematical terms to describe 2d and 3d shapes. They will order numbers in 10s up to 100 by stacking cups in 10s.

A fun game will be making balloon rockets, using everyday language to talk about distance and speed.


Week beginning 22/01/18

This week the children will be learning about Dogs. On February 16th it will be the year of the dog. The children will learn all about dog safety and hopefully they will meet a dog in class too.











Please make sure your child has shorts/jogging bottoms and a t-shirt, also plimsolls to wear. Earrings need to be removed at home on the day or taped up and long hair needs to be tied back. Please leave your child's PE kit in school and we will send it home every half term to be washed. Any questions please ask your child's Teacher.

Phonics have now started and your child is bringing home the sounds and there sayings. Please practise with these everyday to give your child confidence in recognising them, writing them and knowing the sayings. this will support them in their reading and writing.


s- slither down the snake


a - round the apple, down the leaf


t - down the tower across the tower


p - down the plait and over the pirates face


i - down the body, dot for the head


n - down Nobby and over the net


m - Maisie, mountain, mountain


d - round his bottom, up his tall neck, down to his feet


g - round her face, down her hair and give her a curl


o - all around the orange


c - curl around the caterpillar


k - down the Kangaroo's body, tail and leg


ck - duck in muck


e - lift off the top and scoop out the egg


u - down and under, up to the top and draw the puddle


r - down his back, then curl over his arm


h - down the head to the hooves and over his back


b - down the laces to the heel, round the toe


f - down the stem , draw the leaves


ff - puff puff


l - down the long leg


ll - cast a spell


ss - hiss hiss hiss


j - down his body, curl and dot


v - down a wing, up a wing


w - down, up, down, up


x - down the arm and leg and repeat the other side


y - down the horn, up the horn, down under his head


z - zig, zag, zig


qu - round her head, up past her earrings and down her hair


ch - ch ch ch choo!


sh - shhhh


th - thhhhh


ng - thing on a string


ai - snail in the rain


ee -what can you see?


igh - fly high


oa - goat in a boat


oo - poo at the zoo


oo - look at a book


ar - start the car


or - shut the door


ur - nurse with a purse


ow - blow the snow








The children will start bringing home "Tricky Words". These are words that cannot be sounded out. The children need to learn them by sight. Please can you practise these at home.


the to I go no into you me all was he she we be they have are my said her like so do some come were there little one when out what


Thank you for your continued support


Early Years Team

Key Dates/Events to remember


. PE Jupiter and Pegasus Classes will be on Wednesdays and Venus Class will be on Fridays, please send PE kits in and remember to remove or tape up your child's earrings.







Check out our video showing our fantastic learning in Early Years!

The Counting Down from 100 Song | Scratch Garden

The Counting by Tens Song | Scratch Garden

Counting by Tens: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 to 100!

The Big Numbers Song

The Great Race - Chinese Zodiac | Folk Tale Time | A Cool School Folk Tale

Kipper the dog - The Seaside

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy

Spot the Dog (109)

The Best How Much Is That Doggie In The Window - Mini Monsters Music


It is really important to read with your child every day ! All it takes is 5 minutes each day. Talk about the book, its characters, the story, use the pictures as prompts, did they enjoy the book? They are so excited about reading, share in this excitement, help to build on their confidence to keep reading.



Thank you for your continued support

Look at our fantastic work!!

Please don't forget your child's


Wellington boots


Box of Tissues


Thank you to those families who have already brought these in.

When you bring your child into school, please come into their classroom and choose a library book together that you can share and read at home. You can change the book as often as you like. Talk to your child about it, the story, the characters, did they enjoy the book? All this will encourage their speaking and listening skills.