We are continuing to have a daily phonics lesson where we look carefully at different letter sounds to use in our reading and writing. In addition to our sounds we are learning lots of common words (such as look, said, here) to help us with our reading and writing. We have begun to write simple sentences every day. We also write in small groups with the teachers and teaching assistants. We have started reading our books with our teachers throughout the week. We also read as a whole class on a Monday and Friday where we discuss the pictures, characters and setting. We continue to have daily story time and talk about the stories in detail.
This term we will be using numbers up to 20 and will be focusing on using language such as: add, take away, how many are left, altogether. This will help us to develop our understanding of basic addition and subtraction. We will be using lots of different objects to help us with this: counters, teddy bears,
cubes, toy animals etc. We will be
finding one more and less. We will also be learning about time, position and distance. Number formation is still a very important focus as is accurately ordering numbers to and from 20.
This term we will have Mr. Mee coming in on a Wednesday to teach us ball skills. We are also lucky enough to have Gemma coming in to teach us a special dance every Tuesday. You will see it in our Assembly!
In the first half of the term we will be going on our Spring Walk to Tothill Park. The Winter walk was a great opportunity for parents to be involved in their child’s learning. We will look at the differences we can see between our winter and spring walks and spotting signs of Spring. We are also hoping to visit the farm which is a great experience for all.
Homework will continue to be given on a Friday. Please can you ensure homework is completed by the following Thursday and returned to school with the children's reading records.
Reading books will be changed on a Thursday or Friday every week. Please try to read with your children every evening and record this in their reading record.
Thank you for your support at home!
Please ensure every item your child has in school is labelled.
The children will need water in school every day. This is especially important in the summer months. Please make sure the water bottles are also labelled.
Your child will need to bring their book bag every day.