What will we be learning about this half term?

This half term our topic question is ‘Can villains be heroes?’ as we shall be exploring the many different traditional stories such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and the list goes on! Two of our core books are ‘There is No Dragons in this Story’ and ‘The True story of the 3 little pigs!’ both of which have a spin on the traditional story endings. This will offer us many opportunities to discuss and re-tell our own versions.

This summer half term is a short one, only 4 weeks long so we have a lot to do in a short space of time!

Thank you for supporting your child in their learning at home through reading and maths homework and please continue to fill in the wow moments as its great to see what you get up to together and how your child applies their skills and knowledge out of school.

Communication, Language and Literacy

Listening and attention, understanding and speaking.

The children are always exploring, finding out new things and developing their vocabulary on a daily basis and our new topics and themes will always introduce new vocabulary in this way. By reading daily as a class and one to one it enables lots of opportunities to discuss characters and story lines, predict and evaluate outcomes and build up our vocabulary.

We are doing so well in our Read, Write Inc program and flying through the sounds! Please continue to practice and sight read the tricky words such as no, go, the, to, he, she, said etc to enable reading to flow better and writing to be more accurate when writing sentences. I can tell many of you have been practicing them, keep it up! This half term we will be continuing to focus on sentence writing, and making sure we can all read our own writing back to ourselves to check it is correct and makes sense.

Physical Development

Moving and handling, health and self-care.

P.E is every Wednesday morning. Please ensure your child has a complete P.E kit and it is clearly labelled. 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.

Mathematics

Number

We are making great progress in our maths! What a great set of mathematicians we are! This half term we shall continue to look at problems solving by sharing equal and unequal amounts and developing new language such as whole, half and quarters. We shall also learn about doubling and halving amounts.

Shape, Space and Measure

We shall be using everyday language to understand and learn about the concept of capacity, distance and time.

 

Please help out at home by visiting the website www.topmarks.co.uk or through everyday activities using words such as yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon, night and structuring the day through time.

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have any queries or questions.

Many Thanks,

Miss Lea– Class Teacher             Miss Bellwood– Teaching Assistant

Our class toy, Peter Rabbit, shall continue to be passed around the children and go home at weekends with the star of the week. It has been great to see that Peter has enjoyed all his adventures so far!