Summer Term 1 2017
I hope you had a lovely Easter break. I have enjoyed hearing the children's Easter holiday news!
Welcome to another very busy half term!
Our Literacy and Topic Focus is 'Animals'
This half term we will be learning all about 'Animals'. The topic will start in our second week back with a Robin and Owl class trip to Court Farm on Tuesday 25th April. From this experience the children will have the foundation to learn more about farm animals and their lifecycles. From the third week our literacy text will be 'Dear Zoo' written by Rod Campbell. We will follow the Talk for Writing process when learning this story through lots of fun and creative activities. The children will then choose to research one of the animals in the story and then work towards making their own oral or written information text on their chosen animal.
Ways to support your child's learning within this topic:
Our Mathmatics focus.
Children will be focussing on adding, subtracting, doubling and halving. Activities planned will be very practical and stepping stones towards the following Early Learning Goals:
Ways to support your child's learning in this area:
Your child will still have the opportunity to have their reading books changed three times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please sign and if appropriate make a comment in your child's reading diary when you have shared a book. Our 'Reading Rainbow' was a huge success last term and children really enjoyed watching their name move up a colour after they had read five different books. All children's names are back on the pink level ready to start again! The children will also have the opportunity to bring home a book from our reading area to share with you on a Tuesday evening. Please return this book on a Wednesday morning.
Additional Information for the Half Term
Outdoor Learning: Forest School will be taking place on a Wednesday morning and on alternative weeks for the groups. Please ensure suitable clothing is in school for these sessions.
Visits into class: Friday
School Trip: Tuesday 25th April
Please don't hesitate to come and see me either before or after school if you have any questions or queries.
Robin class teacher