Learn today, be a star of tomorrow!
This term our topic is:
How Did That Happen?
We will follow themes about:
- Pirates: floating and sinking
- Antarctica: freezing, melting, solids and liquids
- Space: forces and magnetism
- Light and Dark including shadows
- Sports Day
- Fathers Day
For our N2 children, we will also have lots of opportunities to discuss the transition into FS2 (Reception).
Some books we may look at are 'Go, Go, Pirate Boat' with Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt, 'Ice Boy' by David Ezra Stein, 'Back to Earth with a Bump' Twinkl original, 'I'm Not (Very) Afraid of the Dark' by Anna Milbourne, 'Noah's Ark', 'Ready, steady Mo!' by Mo Farah.
In Maths, we will continue to consolidate all previous learning. Additionally, we will focus on number (counting, subitising, composition and sequencing) using a range of vocabulary such as more, most, fewer, less, least, before, after.
In Phonics, we will continue to use Twinkl Phonics. N2 children have 4 more weeks focusing on Level one with a big push on rhyme, initial sounds/alliteration and segmenting/blending sounds. Then we will move onto Level 2 and focus primarily on SATPIN. N1 children will continue to learn about environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body percussion and rhythm.
All children will continue to learn about our School values, rules and routines. For Our N2 children, these will be explored further during our SCARF PSED sessions. This half term our unit is 'Growing and Changing'.
We endeavour to get outside as much as possible and our outdoor learning will be complimented by our Friday welly walks (albeit we may not need our wellies for much longer).
We will continue to visit the Library on Thursdays to ensure that we are developing our love of books through reading for pleasure.
Any children attending Nursery on Monday morning will also continue to have a Next Level Sports PE session led by Mr P.
Please keep looking at Class Dojo for any dates and information regarding what is happening in our class and in the whole school.
We hope you enjoy your time in our class. Please see below for links to helpful websites.
Some online stories:
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/login/ Username: brinsleyowls Password: hoot
The place to find our nursery rhymes and clips:
Join in with some calm yoga for children:
This half term we will continue to develop gross motor and fine motor skills during planned and child-initiated activities both indoors and outdoors. We will also continue with regular 'Squiggle While you Wiggle' and 'Dough Disco' sessions.
Every Thursday your child will choose a new library book from the school library. This is for both you and your child to enjoy and read together. Please remember to return the book every week so they can choose a new book to ensure they are developing a positive attitude to a wide range of texts. Remember to update, and fill out, your online reading diary via the 'Boom Reader' app every time you read together. You can also inform us via the app about additional books you are reading at home.
We would love to hear about any recent achievements, news, or exciting activities that you and your child have been up to at home. In the cloakroom area is our WOW board. Please let us know any exciting things you would like to share about your child. Please let us know when you need more!
We are continuing to sing nursery rhymes each week, and would encourage you to sing these at home with your child. We have a small display and table close to the carpet area, that shows our current rhyme. The following website has animations, words and the tracks for lots of great nursery rhymes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/schoolradio
Alongside the singing of Nursery Rhymes and sharing different books, we would encourage you to talk to your child regularly about the things you are doing and what they have done at school. This will really support their development with speaking and listening and increase their vocabulary. If you need any ideas, please have a look at our speech and language display and ask if you need any support. We do also have leaflets and support information to help with potty training and moving on from using a bottle and dummy.
We are here to help!
This half term, we will be focusing on Responsibility as part of our Brinsley Values. The children will be talking about what these words mean.
We use Class Dojo to keep parents and carers informed about the things that we are doing and events that are coming up. If you haven't registered let us know and we can give you the sign up information.
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