This half term, our topic is called "Around the World". We will be learning about the following countries: England, Nepal, Australia, Poland, China and Brazil. If you have anything at home related to any of these countries which will support the children's learning, please speak to your child's class teacher. We will be reading the story "The Queen's Hat" whilst we learn about England. That will be followed by learning about Nepal through our story "Namaste". Our role play area is set up as a Travel Agents and airport this half term. If you have anything you would like to donate (old plane tickets, holiday items, small cases, travel brochures), that will enhance the children's learning experiences, please speak to your child's class teacher. We no longer need old packaging for our shop.
In maths, we are consolidating our knowledge of numbers to 5 and moving on to building 6 using smaller numbers. Using part-whole models, the children will be exploring the composition of numbers to 6, learning how numbers are made up of smaller numbers. We will also be refining our one more and one less number skills. In phonics, we will be learning Phase 4 Letters and Sounds. This is where the children are taught to read words which contain consonant blends (adjacent consonants). The adjacent consonants being learnt each week will continue to be on the bottom of the Teddy Words just like the previous term. Phase 3 (digraphs) will be recapped through the teaching of the adjacent consonants and examples of words to help your child will be on the bottom of each teddy.
Forest schools start again this half term. Ladybirds will need to be in appropriate clothes for their sessions WB 31st Jan and 7th Feb. The children will also need to wear their PE kits to school on Fridays.
Please provide a water bottle daily.
Please pre-order lunches at home where possible.
Please ensure clothing is named.
Teddy words are changed every Monday. Reading books and Maths Challenge in on Monday and home again on Tuesday.
PE kits to be worn to school on Fridays.
We will be assessing the Teddy Words during our taught sessions throughout the day. We will no longer be recording this in their Teddy Word books. Please feel free to tick them off as you learn them at home. The children will continue to get new words every Monday.