Something to do this week: The fifth day of Diwali is known as 'Bhai Dooj'. On this day, brothers and sisters take care of each other. Can you help your child think of ways to take care of their family this week?
Week Commencing -14th October 2019
Our story this week is Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen,
In Literacy we will be retelling the story using descriptive vocabulary.
We will be making up our own version of a 'hunt' and experimenting with different story ways of storytelling with music and movement.
In Maths we are looking at different types of repeating patterns. We are creating our own patterns using body percussion and recording these using symbols.
In Phonics we will be learning the new sounds 'ck' 'e' 'u' 'r' and recapping the sounds we have learnt so far. We will be writing words with these sounds, making words and pracstising handwriting.
We will be continuing to look at the good news stories from The Bible.
We will be continuing our gymnastics unit in P.E focusing on safe and skillful jumping.
In computing we are exploring simple programmes and developing our early coding skills.
Key Vocabulary this week- Position words (on, next to, between etc), sequence, pattern, repeating, same, match
Something to do this week- Find out a fact about a bear to tell your teacher! / Make a repeating pattern with household objects e.g. knife, fork, spoon, knife, fork, spoon.
Week commencing 7th October 2019
Our story of the week is 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo' by Michael Rosen.
In Literacy the children will be making up a new ending for the story 'Little Rabbit Foo Foo' and writing a simple sentence.
In phonics the children will be learning the sounds 'g', 'o', 'ck' and recapping the sounds we have learnt so far.
In Maths the children will be learning about measurement and ordering. They will be ordering 3 or 4 objects by length.
We will be learning about 'Harvest' with a focus on bread. We will be learning about how bread is produced from grain. We will be tasting a variety of different types of bread and discussing likes/dislikes and what we enjoy eating at home.
When talking about Harvest we will be asking the children to think about sharing what they have with others.
We are learning the songs for the Harvest Festival.
We are doing gymnastics in PE and have been focussing on travelling in different ways and making big/small shapes with our bodies.
In computers this week we are exploring espresso and using a mouse.
We are reading stories about Jesus.
Key vocabulary this week: tall, short, longer, thick, thin.
Something to do this week: comparing the shoes in your family, can you put them in order?
Week commencing 30th September
Our story of the week is 'Peace at Last' by Jill Murphy. We are also sharing other Jill Murphy stories such as 'Five Minutes Peace' and 'A Quiet Night In'.
In Literacy the children are writing a sentence about their favourite food, with a focus on foods beginning with the letters we have covered so far in our phonic sessions.
We are recapping the letter sounds from last week, 's', 'a', 't', 'p' and are now learning 'i', 'n', 'm' and 'd' (next week g, o, c, k)
We are learning about healthy foods and making flat bread pizzas.
We are developing our critical thinking skills through sorting activities.
We are finding comparisons between objects and thinking about what is the same and what is different.
We are learning songs for the Harvest Festival next Thursday.
We continue to explore 'good news' stories from the Bible.
We are learning our classroom expectations and the importance of treating one another with respect.
Learning how to log on and off in the computer suite and how to use a computer mouse.
We are changing for PE and our current focus is gymnastics - travelling in different ways.
We continue our discussions about Autumn and signs of Autumn.