Week beginning 2nd October
Literacy: We have all started to use adjectives in our descriptions and have begun collecting interesting describing words we find in the books and stories we read at school. This week we will begin to learn about the difference between fiction and non-fiction texts in preparation for our first non-fiction unit. On Thursday we will have a surprise visitor to help us start this unit off...
Maths: Recently we have been learning to use tens frames and counters, part-whole diagrams and cubes to show different ways of making a number. This week we will begin to think about how we can record our work in number sentences when adding numbers together.
Topic: This half term we are learning our topic, RE and computing lessons through adult directed tasks which take place during choosing time. This week we have been talking about the difference between old and new. This week we have a few different art activities exploring collage and stippling as different techniques.
PE: We will be starting the year by learning and practising a range of playground games which we can use at break and lunchtimes. After that we will be developing our gross motor skills by practising moving our bodies in different speeds and directions and on different levels by practising running, jumping, skipping and other ways of moving around a space. We will also begin to develop our balance and control when our bodies are still.
Phonics: This term's focus for each group is...
Ladybirds - To secure the sounds of single letters and begin to use them to read and write simple words independently.
Moths - To secure the sounds sh, ch, th, ng and nk and to learn the set 2 sounds ai, ee, igh.
Beetles - To learn the and secure the sounds ai, oo/oo, oa and to practise blending and segmenting words with 2-letter sounds.
Spiders - To learn and secure the sounds ai, oa, ar, or, and ear when reading and writing.
Over the past few weeks we have been learning how to use a range of different equipment to show number facts. We have explored tens frames and counters; number lines; cubes; Cuisenaire rods and part-whole diagrams. Below are some examples of our work...
We have learnt to use reversible counters in a tens frame to show different number bonds for numbers up to and including ten.
We have used Cuisenaire Rods to find ways of making different numbers. Here are some examples of ways of making 10 and 9.
We have also learnt how to use a part-whole model to show the different groups a number can be split into.
A mysterious box appeared in our classroom and inside was a character from our new story.
It was a tiger!
Now we have been learning a story which is all about a tiger who follows Charlie the Chicken on his walk.
This is our story map for 'Charlie's Walk'. Test yourself and see how well you remember the storyby telling it to someone at home...
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