Autumn 2 2022
This half term we will be learning all about space. We have some fantastic stories to share in English and some exciting art projects to undertake. We will be discovering what happened on the first moon landing and subsequent space exploration. We will be learning facts about the planets and how our planet Earth fits into the solar system. In mathematics this half term, we will be learning about pattern, shapes, spatial awareness & positional language. We will also be sequencing units of time and counting using 1 more and 1 less.
To further enhance our curriculum, we will be holding a nursery rhyme week, commemorating Remembrance Day and, of course, celebrating Christmas, with jumper day, lunch and our Christmas Singa-long.
Please could we ask that all clothing is labelled with your child’s name, that a pair of wellington boots are provided to be kept at school as well as a full set of clothing (including underwear) in a drawstring bag, that the children bring a water bottle every day and their book and book bag. Thank you for your support with this.
Autumn 1 2022
This half term, children will be settling into their new classroom and making lots of new friends. Our focus is ‘Me and My Family’ and we will be learning about each other, our families, pets and our homes. We will be discussing feelings and how to interact appropriately with our class mates. We would really appreciate it if we could have any family photographs, including any of the children as babies, which we could share with the class. We will be sharing these photographs and talking about how much the children have grown. During the half term, we will be visited by different kinds of pets and will be learning about how to look after them.
This week, the children have taken home a wordless reading book. Can we please ask that you share these books with your child, at least three times per week. During this time you could discuss what is happening within the book, introduce new vocabulary and think about what might happen next in the story. Reading the pictures in a book will help your child with comprehension when they start to read books with words. Reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. Your child has also brought home a reading book for pleasure, a story book for you to read to your child. These need to be returned on a Monday at which point your child can pick a new story book. Please could you ensure that book bags come into school every day, as we read with the children on a daily basis.
Summer 1 2022
Our topic this half term is ‘From Egg to Fossil’. During the first two weeks of this half term we will be looking at animals, birds and reptiles that lay eggs. We will be developing knowledge of the world by finding out which animals lay eggs and where they live in the world. We will look at contrasting environments locally and nationally. Then, we move on to look at dinosaurs! What happened to them? We will look at fossils, what they are, what they can tell us and where can they be found. We will be focussing on new vocabulary, how the children communicate their understanding of their own environment and contrasting environments through conversation and in play.
Phonics – we will be introducing and using the schools new phonic programme ‘Floppy’s Phonics’, consolidating learning and moving on! Please continue to read regularly with your child as it is so important to their learning.
Mathematics - we will be concentrating on ten, using ten frames and number bonds to ten. Within shape, space and measure we will be using the story ‘Rosie’s walk’ to learn and use a combination of positional language.
Spring 2 2022 Update
We love seeing that many parents have taken on our message about reading and phonics being a main part in your child’s development. We are hoping to get Tapestry up and running this month so that you can see all the lovely things your children do every day. If you have not yet handed back your form or you need a new one, please can you talk to your child’s class teacher and one can be sorted for you.
This half term we are looking at 'things that grow'. Our focus books are 'Jasper’s Beanstalk' by Nick Butterworth, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle, ‘A Seed in Need’ by Sam Godwin and ‘The Tiny Seed’ by Eric Carle. As spring is approaching, we will be spending more time in our outside area. It is important that children come to school with a change of clothes and wellies. We are asking for donations for our outside area in the hopes to plant some flowers, fruit and vegetables and watch them grow. If you have any plant pots, seed, bulbs and gardening tools you wish to donate, these can be handed to the class teacher - thank you!
In Maths, we are looking at the composition of the number, their subitising dots and how to write them. We will also be looking at one more and one less. In Phonics, we are continuing to learn our new phase 3 sounds and applying them to reading.
On the 11th of March, we are starting our Science Week where children will become independent investigators! Forest School is still going ahead every Friday with a rotation of 10 children going each time.
Just a reminder that our PE days are Thursday (indoors) and Friday (outdoors). Children are to come in plain white t-shirts and black bottoms. They should also have shoes they can independently put on themselves.