This half term we will be learning all about 'Growth'
We will be very busy this half term with much learning and special events to participate in.
In literacy we will reading, re-telling and writing about traditional stories including 'Jack and The Beanstalk'. We will also be doing some 'hot seating', where the children will take turns to pretend to be the characters from the story, with others asking questions in order to develop communication and language.
We were excited to find out that we have some real eggs and will be watching in anticipation for them to hatch during the half term. We will then be learning how to look after and care for them. We had the opportunity to stroke and feed a real hen called 'Repecca'. The lady who brought them to school praised our behavior because we we very very gentle and calm.
In week 3 all Foundation classes will be taking part in a gardening day. Any donations of compost and seeds would be very welcome.
In maths we will be learning about counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. Homework will be sent home to consolidate and reinforce your child's learning.
Some picture of gardening day will be added to the website.
This half term we are learning about ourselves and our senses.
Each week we will be learning about a new sense. we will be exploring our senses through different activities such as; food tasking, making musical instruments and exploring different smells.
For our fiction story in literacy we will be reading and re-telling 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. We will be learning to sequence and re-tell the story to others with actions and super story language.
We will use this knowledge to help us write captions to match pictures for different parts of the story.
In maths we have been continuing to consolidate skills in adding and subtracting by counting on and back. We use a number line and start putting the greatest number in our head before counting on or back.
We have also explored the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We have talked about how many sides, corners and faces they have. The rest of the half terms focus will be about data measuring and data collection. We will be using our results from measuring and food tasking to interpret the results. By using our knowledge of number eg how many is the greatest or fewest. we will be able to see which item heavier, shorter, taller, most popular.
Our enrichment activity this half term was our visit to the theatre. We read the story of 'Chimpanzee's of Happy Town' and practised the songs before the visit. We really enjoyed sitting in the auditorium and joining in with the songs. The visit has made our learning come alive and it helps us to remember the things we learn.
Spring term 1
This half term we will be learning all about 'People Who Help Us'.
We have been talking about people in our families, the community and our school.
We have arranged a visit from a police officer. We asked him questions about his job and the equipment he uses.
We will also be learning all about firefighters and how they help us stay safe. We also know what to do in a real emergency. We will be practising the 'stop drop and roll'. We also know which number to ring in an emergency.
We will be learning about the importance of recycling and the job of refuse collectors. This will be following a visit on Tuesday the 24th January from a junk percussion group. We will be using old boxes, bottles and cans to make music.
In maths we will be learning how to add and subtract by counting on and back. We have even been practising to write them as number sentences. We continue to practise counting skills; forwards and backwards as well as recognising numbers and matching to correct quantities.
To celebrate this half terms learning we will be having a nursery rhyme party where children can come dressed as a character from any nursery rhyme.