Denby Dale First & Nursery School


It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


This week we are transforming our classroom into a winter wonderland. We will be making large 3D penguins and polar bears. We will be creating seasonal cards for each other and sticking them in our window for all to see and enjoy.


We will be having a magical time decorating our class Christmas tree with baubles and decorations. We will be learning about the Nativity and the meaning of Christmas.

This week in school:

Weekly Math Focus 

This week we will continue to look at creating patterns

Can you make a pattern?

What is the same?

What is different?

Can you continue the pattern?

Can you make a pattern with thin and wide or short and long?

Weekly Phonics Focus 

This weeks letters and sounds

y        z         zz        qu

This weeks tricky words:

    to     I        no       go


Phonic songs to help learning at home:

Phase 3 phonic games:



Weekly Focus Activities

We will be completing a range of activities this week as follows:

  • Making light and dark pictures
  • Autumn artwork
  • Bikes
  • Making 3D polar animals
  • Light and dark object hunt
  • Magnetic letters
  • Creating winter decorations
  • Autumn sand small world
  • Construction
  • Puzzles