What will we be learning about this half term?
This half term we shall be looking at a variety of books about growing and how to lead a healthy lifestyle. We shall be starting off with the traditional story of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ as the children have been showing a lot of interest in this story.
Towards the end of the term when the weather is a little warmer we will be getting our very own caterpillars to look after. We shall watch them grow into beautiful butterflies and then release them in to their natural habitat. We will also get an exciting visit from a couple of baby lambs.
During this summer term children develop so much, and become more capable and confident in all areas of learning. It has been wonderful to see how each individual child has developed and grown in the past few months. We shall be focussing on building on this to enable us to share with our peers and cooperate effectively with both adults and peers.
Communication, Language and Literacy
We shall be focussing on having lots of opportunities to listen to stories and anticipate key events. During circle times and story time we shall be given time to and respond with relevant comments, questions or actions in response to stories and questions. We shall also be focussing on using past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.
P.E is every Wednesday morning. Please ensure your child has a complete P.E kit and it is clearly labeled. A white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps is all that is required. If you could bring your child’s P.E kit in and leave it in school, it can then be taken home and washed every half term.
It is really exciting to see how much the children have developed in both their reading and writing. Keep up the hard work and remember to read every day, as it really does make a huge impact on learning, not just in reading and writing either! We will be reading a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books over the weeks, about how to stay healthy, the growth and life cycle of butterflies and how to look after plants.
You could help your child to learn at home by asking them to write the shopping list, labelling pictures they may draw, writing birthday cards and giving them opportunities to write every day. The children enjoy playing Obb and Bob on a website called phonicsplay.co.uk, this is a reading game.
The progress the children are making is fantastic. We make sure that we count every single day in fun and practical ways. This half term we shall be focussing on identifying and writing all numbers to 20 correctly and recapping on what we have learnt about counting accurately, adding and subtracting and finding number bonds to 10. If you want to help at home please visit the following site and select early years, there are plenty of games on here! www.topmarks.co.uk
Shape, Space and Measure
We will be using money in provision and identifying coins in our money system. We will also be comparing size and weights and experimenting with different lengths and capacities, learning the language to describe the differences.
Many children are interested in playing games. As well as being great for developing specific maths skills they also help to develop social and turn-taking skills as well as listening and following instructions. We will try and introduce a new maths game on a weekly basis, maybe challenging them to make up their own game!
If you have any questions or concerns, please catch a member of staff to speak to in the classroom or arrange a meeting.