This term our topic is:
Who Am I?
This half term our learning question is 'Who am I?'. We will be thinking about what makes us the same and different, our families, our likes and dislikes as well as finding out about where we live.
To support our learning we will share various non-fiction texts as well as books such as 'A piece of Cake - Jill Murphy', 'And Tango makes Three' by Justin Richardson and 'The Great Big Book of Families' by Mary Hoffman.
In maths we will be focussing on 'maths about me' including how old we are, how many people are in our family etc. We will also be working on matching and sorting and making comparisons.
On Friday afternoon, we will be taking our learning outdoors for 'Forest Fridays'. Please ensure children have outdoor clothing suitable for the weather i.e sun hats for hot days, wellies and coats for rainy or cold days. If parents would like to come and help out during one of the session please contact Mrs Bates or Miss Maule before the day you wish to come.
We will continue to update parents and carers on Class Dojo, about what is happening and when. Please also keep and eye out for emails and messages from the school office.
We hope that your child has a fantastic time in our lovely class.
Please see below for links to helpful websites.
Online stories on Bug Club at your children's book band level. (Login details are included in packs. Let us know if you need support logging on):
The place to find our nursery rhymes and clips:
Join in with some calm yoga for children:
Your child will be sent home with a colour banded book to match their ability and a library book.
Reading books will be changed on a weekly basis. Please bring you child’s reading book and diary every day as we are always looking for extra opportunities to listen to them read.
We ask that you try to share a book with your child at least three times a week. It really does make a difference. If your child finds some of the words difficult, remind them to use their phonics for support. Alongside reading the text, ask your child questions about the book and what they think might happen next in the story. Please write a comment each time you listen to your child read or share a storybook together. Children who read three times or more will be entered into our class 'Reading Challenge' draw. Each week a child's name will be chosen at random and they will win a prize from the prize box.
As well as our class incentive, we are also part of the whole school reading challenge. If we have 75% or more of the class reading 3 times or more per week, we win a silver book award on the hall display. If we have the highest percentage of children reading out of FS2, Year 1 and Year 2 we also win a golden book award which means we get a non-uniform day and the reading trophy in our classroom for the week!
Our library book day will be Thursday. Your child will only need to bring their library book back on this day if they want to change it.
Children will be sent home with a set of tricky words for them to practise reading. Tricky words are common words that cannot be sounded out using regular phonics. The tricky words will be linked to the phonics phase your child is learning. Please ensure that tricky word bookmarks are in your child’s book bag every day.
This half term the children will be doing PE on Mondays. Please ensure they come to school in their PE kit on this day. Kit should include plimsolls/ trainers, shorts/ joggers, a tee-shirt and a hoodie/ track suit top. All earrings must be removed for PE, school staff are unable to take them out so please can you make sure that your child is not wearing earrings to school. If your child has newly pierced ears, please see the school office for a form to sign.
We follow Power Maths during our maths sessions. Please keep an eye on Dojo for suggestions of how you can support your child 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. Please write any exciting things you would like to share with us on a wow slip. All completed slips are to be given to a member of staff as we can then share these with the class and display them.
Children have the opportunity to learn outside every day and need appropriate clothing for the weather.
Please can you ensure that all your child's belongings are clearly labelled.
Please see the newsletter at the bottom of the page for more information about our class.
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