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What are we learning this half-term?

Summer 1

 

Our topic this half term is Ready, Steady, Grow!

 

Topic: We will be learning all about different life cycles and the things animals and plants need to grow. We may also be lucky enough to witness some very special animals being born... Please check back for updates!

 

Literacy / phonics: We will be continuing to follow the Jolly Phonics programme; revisiting some of phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs and entering phase 4, where we can really hone our skills for reading and an increased focus on writing.

 

Maths: In maths we will be looking at developing our mastery of number beyond 10. We will be investigating addition and subtraction and revisiting number bonds, as well as measures and patterns.

 

Values: Each week we focus our thinking on one of the school values; service, love, friendship, respect, forgiveness and peace. 

 

Just a little reminder to make sure all clothing and water bottles are labelled with your child’s name.

 

Spring 2

 

Our topic this half term is Travelling around the World.

 

We will be looking at lots of different modes of transport, focusing on a new continent each week and learning about cultures around the world.

 

Literacy / phonics: We will be continuing to follow the Jolly Phonics programme; revisiting some of phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs and entering phase 4, where we can really hone our skills for reading and an increased focus on writing.

 

Maths: In maths we will be looking at continuing our mastery of numbers up to 10. We will be investigating number bonds to 5 and 10 as well as exploring measures.

 

Values: Each week we think about one of the school values; service, love, friendship, respect, forgiveness and peace. 

 

Just a little reminder to make sure all clothing and water bottles are labelled with your child’s name.

 

Please ensure your child brings a warm waterproof coat every day, as well as hats and gloves. Wellies would also be useful!

Spring 1

 

Our topic this half term is Traditional Tales.

 

We will be looking at lots of traditional tales and reading a new one each day, as well as looking in detail at 3. These are: The 3 Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man and the Little Red Hen

 

Literacy / phonics: We will continue to work on our blending and segmenting skills and we will be learning some new sounds as we enter phase 3. 

 

Maths: In maths we will be looking at continuing our mastery of numbers up to 10. We will be continuing our work on subitising (automatic 'seeing' the number of a quantity)

 

Values: Each week we think about a school value. 

 

Just a little reminder to make sure all clothing is labelled with your child’s name.

 

Please ensure your child brings a warm waterproof coat every day, as well as hats and gloves. Wellies would also be useful!

 

Autumn 2

 

Our topic this half term is Celebrations.

 

We will be looking at seasonal changes and a celebration of colours during Autumn, bonfire night, birthdays, Diwali and Christmas.

 

Literacy / phonics: We will continue to work on our blending and segmenting skills. Please continue to access the list of websites you received during the Phonics Workshop at the end of last half term. We will also be continuing to apply our phonic skills in daily reading and writing activities.

 

Maths: In maths we will be looking at touch counting, matching numerals to quantities, making comparisons between amounts and finding more/less, numeral formation, counting things that cannot be touched such as actions/sounds, 2D shape.  

 

Values: Each week we think about a school value.

 

Just a little reminder to make sure all clothing is labelled with your child’s name, especially hats and gloves as these are often left behind in our cloakroom.

 

Please ensure your child brings a warm waterproof coat every day.

 

Tapestry: We now have a Tapestry link on our class webpage. This includes useful support guidance and videos on downloading the Tapestry app and uploading photos / videos when creating observations at home.

Autumn 1

 

Our topic this half term is All About Me.

 

Over the next few weeks we will be carrying out a number of assessments so we are able to gage each child’s starting points. These are nothing to worry about and involve lots of fun games. Once they are complete we will be learning about ourselves, including the body and making new friends. We will be establishing rules and routines whilst placing an emphasis on pupil wellbeing.

 

Literacy 

We will be reading books related to families. We will be talking about our own family and we will learn about the characters in the Oxford Reading Tree books.

 

Maths

We will be learning to count and compare different amounts. The children will explore and create their own patterns.

 

Topic 

We will be learning about our bodies and how to stay healthy.