Our topic this half term is Traditional Stories.
This half term we will be reading a range of traditional stories such as ‘The Three Little Pigs’, ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’ and ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We will be re-enacting the stories and putting them in the correct sequence alongside describing the characters and identifying if they are ‘good’ or ‘bad’. We will also talk about the story setting and use lots of vocabulary. In writing we will be looking at letter formation. Please help your child to write their name at home in preparation for Reception, ensuring your child is forming their letters correctly. Please ask a member of staff if you require any help with this.
During our phonic sessions we will be focussing on blending (used for reading) letter sounds together e.g. c-a-t, and d-o-g and continuing to list words with the same initial sound e.g. ‘s’ - sand, snake, sock or ‘e’ - egg, elephant, envelope. Please play games such as ‘I spy’ with your child at home. We will also progress to playing lots of games which focus on ‘segmenting’ words (used for spelling).
In maths our pre-school children will be looking at problem solving including addition and subtraction in simple terms and numbers beyond 10 in preparation for Reception. Our younger children will be consolidating number recognition to 10 and ‘careful counting’ strategies.
This half term we will incorporate lots of ICT work by using the ipads, bee-bots our programmable floor robots and voice apps to record stories and further develop our vocabulary. We will be using junk materials and our imaginations to create bridges for the goats in our story. The children will also further consolidate their drawing and painting techniques using a wide range of resources. This half term we will be continuing to develop our physical skills by preparing for our school Sport’s Day.