During this half term we will be learning about different types of bears from around the world. We will be exploring habitats of these bears and making comparisons between our own habitats and that of the bears. We will explore what bears need to survive and will be exploring lots of big questions that we ask around this. During this half term we will also be celebrating Chinese New Year and there are lots of exciting activities included in this such as-looking at similarities and differences between cultures, exploring Chinese traditions and tasting some food from the celebrations.
In Numeracy we will be exploring numbers, accurate counting and ordering from 0-20. We will be also looking at different ways to represent numbers and how we can count more than just objects. We will be finding out that to make a bigger number then we need the smaller numbers and will be exploring what numbers fit into these. We will be counting real life objects in order to show the children that any items can be counted. We will then be matching the correct numerals to the representations. We will also be exploring number bonds to ten this half term and understanding that a pair of numbers can go together to create a whole number. This half term the children will also be securing 2D shapes including the names of these shapes and their properties.
Throughout the half term in our RE sessions we will be exploring stories that Jesus heard. During this half term we will be introducing the children to the old testament in the bible and will be exploring the stories that Jesus was told as he grew up. We will also be exploring our new value of the half term-Perseverance!.
Please ensure that the uniform policy is followed at all times. Please make sure that no boots are worn and that the children are wearing sensible black school shoes. Please also ensure that earrings are plain gold studs.
Curriculum map for 2019-20.
Our newsletters are sent out at the beginning of each half term. Please look out for them as they contain information about upcoming events as well as topic information. You can read our latest newsletter here.
While at school we will send home a home reader with your child for you to help with their reading. It is very important and a vital part of your child's education to practise reading at home. This will help to improve your child's identification of their sounds, blending and segmenting words and improve their fluency of reading.
The first set of books we send home with your child are usually picture books fro your child to talk through with you. Throughout the book it is important to ask your child simple questions in order to check their understanding.
We now offer daily reading sessions each morning with your child according to their key worker group. Please see the parents notice board for your day and come into class to enjoy some 1:1 reading with your child.
Should you need any help at all please do not hesitate in speaking to a member of staff who will be more than happy to help.
For further information and support to help your child pronounce their phonetic letter sounds please visit the below website:
Home learning fun!
Please use the websites below for some home learning fun. Encourage your child to continue to read, write and count as they enjoy their weekend adventures.
Highlights from the academic year 2017-2018.
Star of the Week and Oscar Winners!
Please see our parents board (in the cloakroom for this week's winners!