Personal, Social & Emotional
We will focus on the concepts of –
Developing numeral recognition to 20
Addition and subtraction including doubling and halving
Using language such as ‘heavier’ or
‘lighter’, ‘longer’ or ‘shorter’ to compare
Describing 3D shapes
Using words to describe position
Solving problems using money.
We will be focusing on –
The phonics as listed on the weekly
Blending and segmenting words with 2 letters that make one sound e.g. sh, ai
Writing dictated words
Writing for different purposes e.g. posters, list and letters
Using non-fiction resources to find out about animals
Fiction texts linked to mini beasts, growing and transport
Speaking and listening and role-play
Our theme for our SEAL programme is ‘Relationships’. This will include working with the children to explore feelings of belonging and feeling cared for.
Through Circle Time, stories and role play the children will begin to explore the concept of fairness and feelings associated with unfair situations.
Understanding the World
Using our topics as our focus we will learn about mini beasts and growing plants and vegetables. We will also learn about different transport and how transport has changed over time.
In ICT we will explore the “2 Simple” programmes and use the Internet as an information source. We will use the digital camera to record activities we complete.
Our outside role play shed will be a junk yard where children have a number of materials to create what they want, while inside we will have a fruit and vegetable shop where children need to write shopping lists and pay for their items.
We will use musical instruments to explore how sounds can be changed and use them to create sound effects for the stories.
We will use clay to make our own mini beast.
We will try a variety of different ways to paint – large/small brushes, thick/thin paint and printing.
In PE we will be focusing on developing ball skills.
We will work on moving a ball in a variety of ways, throwing and catching to a partner as well as at a target and kicking a ball.
In our creative activities we will be handling different tools and materials.
How you can help:
Support your child in learning the letter sounds and formation for each week.
Visit the local library to look for poetry, fiction and non-fiction books about mini beasts, growing and transport.
Share your child’s reading book with them, giving them time to talk about what is happening in the pictures and asking them questions about the story and the characters. Remember to sign (and comment) when your child has shared their book.
Celebrate your child’s out of school achievements by filling in a ‘Proud Cloud’.
Talking tubs. Bring filled tubs in on MONDAY to share with the class.
If you have any pictures, materials or objects relating to our topics we would really appreciate them.
Tuesdays & Thursdays