Please use this page if you are isolating and needing to access remote learning. Use the links provided to follow the lessons we will be doing in class on those days . Remember you can contact us at anytime through our class email address and Tapestry.
Please contact the teachers on the email above if you have any questions. Please share completed work through email or by adding an observation on your child’s Tapestry account.
This term our topic is Festivals.
Our focus in on ‘the world around us’ and children will explore animals, plants, and other countries and faiths. The overall theme is linked to expressive art and design so we will be thinking about movement and dance, music and looking at colour. We will create various pieces of artwork using different mediums to support the children in their understanding of the world and will celebrate this with family during our gallery exhibition. They children will be encouraged to learn new vocabulary as well as developing existing vocabulary and will be able to use it in real life contests (this will mean a visit to a farm and some science experiments as well as some whole class activities to promote speaking and listening).
Part of this topic is also about keeping safe. We will explore emotions and feelings, recognising them in others and ourselves and discussing how to manage them. The children will talk about how they can take care of themselves, working on basic skills, talking about personal hygiene as well as the importance of keeping fit and having a healthy diet.
Week commencing 23rd May 2022
This week we will be focusing on the Queen’s Jubilee. This is an interesting and exciting time for children as they will be a part of something quite special and hopefully something they will remember for years to come.
We will be learning about the Queen, who she is, what she looks like and what a Jubilee celebration means.
We will be doing lots of Jubilee themed activities and some baking too so that we can have our own foundation stage garden party. (The whole school will be having a big celebration on Friday which we will be a part of too).
We are continuing to revisit our phase 3 graphemes and now we are working through some consonant blends from phase 4.
If you would like to help at home please keep listening to your children read and use the phoneme cards we gave you to help them to remember them.
Trying to learn the tricky words too would be a great help. Below are the sounds from phase 3 and the tricky words from phase 2, 3 and 4. There are quite a lot in phase 4!
Communication, Language and Literacy
Have a look at our Jubilee word mat and discuss some of the words (and their meanings) with your children.
We have our ‘Talk Bags’ up and running now. This is a draw string bags that children will get the chance to take home and put some items that are of interest and importance to them in. They will then bring it back to school and tell us all about what they have put in. They can decide if they want to tell the whole class or just a small group and we encourage the children to ask questions to find out more.
Every child will get a go!
Don’t forget to tell us what you’ve been doing at home, you can email us and send in any pictures and we can share them in class.
Over the last couple of weeks we have had books about animals being brought in to school, tomato plants and photos of planting – just to name a few!
Reading at Home
Your child has two reading books from school. Please keep sharing these with each other. One is for you to read and share together, the other is based on their phonics which may be initial sounds, retelling a story through pictures or starting to segment and blend simple words using the sounds they have been taught.
Parents can further support their children with their reading through:
Predicting – What do they think this text is about?
Clarify – What new vocabulary have they experienced? Meaning?
Question – What would they still like to know?
Summary – In their words, what is the text about?
This week we are continuing to look at securing addition and subtraction facts. We will be talking about something called the ‘part-whole model’ to help us. Look at the links for each day – the videos give you a really good insight in to what we are doing in class each day.
This week we will be looking at our ‘Other Faiths’ topic and exploring Islam.
We will learn about special days and ritual objects. We will be focusing on the prayer mat and the Qur’an.
Every day please encourage your child to sing the days of the week song and work out what the date it is by counting one more. You can also encourage your child to talk about the weather and the season. The children enjoy doing this activity every day and are excellent at remembering the different days!