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.