In Phonics this week, we will be going over some of our trickier digraphs, namely ar/or/er/ou/oy/ng, and air, as well as consolidating those sounds in our extended Song of Sounds lesson later on in the week.
As part of our People Who Help Us topic, we will focus our learning on Dentists and their role in helping us keep our teeth healthy and strong. We'll be thinking about our oral hygiene and how to look after our teeth, including sequencing the way we brush our own teeth. We'll meet Sugar Bug Doug, a cheeky germ that loves food and likes to hide in our teeth, so we will need to find ways to make sure that he doesn't hand around by looking at all the things that are good/not good for out teeth and how to keep them clean!
In Maths this week, we will be learning about weight and how to use a set of balancing scales to weigh an object. We will investigate 'heavy' and 'light' and try to predict which of our objects will be the heaviest and why we think so.
It's Internet Safety week and we will also be learning about how we can keep safe online by reading the story of Buddy the Dog and how he helps young Ben to think about what we should and shouldn't do when we are using our tablets and computers.
Last week we finished learning all sounds in stage one Song of Sounds. This week the children will be taking part in exciting activities to practise the song and actions, as well as reading and writing graphemes. The children will also practise the skill of segmenting words too, e.g. pan= /p/-/a/-/n/
In English we will be learning about rhyme and finding pairs/groups of rhyming words.
In Maths the children will learn to measure items using non-standard units of measure e.g. using cubes and counters to measure the length of an item and how to order two or three items by their length/height.
The children will have a visit from a nurse this week and learn about the role of a nurse, some of the equipment they use, how to put a bandage on and how doctors and nurses do a fantastic job in keeping people safe. We will then continue this discussion in our classrooms over the week, looking at how personal hygiene, sleep and exercise keep us healthy.
Please note Kandinsky Class will be doing PE on a Friday morning every week, rather than a Wednesday.
In Phonics this week, we will be learning four new sounds - er, oy, ou, and air. We will look at how to say them, read them, write them, as well as blend and segment words containing these sounds. In our extended phonics session we will rotate different activities to help us practice these sounds in more detail.
In Maths we will be learning how to count out an amount and check by careful repeated counting, using a variety of resources. We will then begin to learn how to count an irregular arrangement of objects. Number recognition is also a big focus this week and the children will be encouraged to match numerals to the correct amounts during their learning.
As part of our People Who Help Us Topic, we will be learning all about Vets and how they help animals. We will use our discussion about our own pets or pets that we would like to have to think about talking in full sentences so that we can describe those animals. This will be used for our writing task which is to label and describe our pets. The children are very excited at the idea of talking about their own pets.
General reminders: Just a reminder that it is part of school uniform to have book bags in every day at school and that children's reading records and school reading books should be inside. This not only helps us track which children are reading at home but it also means the end of day notices can be placed inside and will ensure they do not get dropped, left behind, or lost.
This week will be looking at familiar logos and discussing what or who they represent.
In phonics we will learn the sounds oo/oo/ar/or.
In maths we will be taking part in number activities to help with our counting such as by going on a number hunt, ordering numbers, matching amounts to numerals and representing numbers in different ways e.g. for the number 6; doing 6 claps/jumps, counting 6 puppets, showing 6 on a dice etc.
We will also begin our new topic for this term; People who help us. This week we will learn about the Police, their role and how they keep us safe.
In Phonics this week we will be learning a new set of sounds: sh, ch, th and ng and be exploring blending and segmenting of letter sounds in our extended phonics sessions.
In Maths we will be leaning about more and fewer. Focusing on our mathematical language we will begin to identify what these terms mean an be extending our learning by finding the total between two amounts, beginning to add groups of objects together.
As part of Understanding the world we will be exploring the concept of Forces ie. push and pull and explore practical activities surrounding these ideas.
In Big Writing Adventure, we will continue to learn about Hetty's Hat Shop, focusing on the colours of the rainbow and crowns, while we give Hetty lots of different suggestions for what else she could sell in her shop.
General Notes: Please remember to bring any clothing in that your child needs for the Nativity. If you are unsure, please come and chat to one of us and we'll be happy to help.
If your child has a line(s) to learn in our nativity please can you help them to learn these off by heart by the end of the week. Only 2 weeks until our performance and when we rehearsed today many children did not know their lines. Thank you.
In phonics we are learning the phonemes /y/, /z/, /zz/ and other double consonants, as well as /qu/.
In maths we are learning to add two amounts together which have a total of 10 or below. We will do this by counting two piles of objects and we will then find the total number in the two groups by counting all of the objects. As an extra challenge, we will be learning how to write this as a number sentence using the symbols + and =.
In English we are going to be designing hats and labelling our designs using our knowledge of initial sounds and trying really hard to segment and blend simple CVC words.
It is assessment week in phonics. We will be taking part in activities to revisit and consolidate sounds taught so far.
In maths we are continuing our learning on shape. We will sort and describe simple 2D shapes. We will also learn how to make repeating patterns using shapes.
In English we will be learning further verses of The Three Billy Goats Gruff story, ordering the main events as a class and asking and answering questions about the story.
We will discuss Remembrance Day during circle time.
Welcome back everyone!
This week in Phonics we will be learning new sounds h/b/l/ll as well as applying them through blending and segmenting.
Reverend Edwards is in this week to chat to us all about Harvest and what it means to give to those who do not have as much as we do, and in Big Writing Adventure this week we will be decorating a troll and learning about time conjunctions.
In Maths this week we will be learning all about 2D shapes and their properties and our activities will include geoboards and cutting.
We're also going on our lovely walk to Tilgate Park later this week and will be writing up all of our adventures.