Spring Term 1 2018
Thank you for helping your child to fill in their holiday news sheet. The children really enjoyed sharing, listening and writing about all the lovely things they experienced over the holidays.
Our Literacy Focus and Topic is ‘Toys’
This term the general topic is ‘Toys’. We will start by learning an Oxford Reading Tree text ‘The Toy’s Party with lots of fun activities. The children will then think about their own favourite toys and finally we will think about toys from the past and experience older toys through a visitor Mr Stok on Monday 20th January.
Ways to support your child’s learning within this topic;
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 the children really enjoyed watching their name move up a colour after they had read five different books. All of the children’s names will be 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.
Our Mathematics Focus
Children will be focussing on using numbers 1 - 10 which will include lots of practical learning experiences supporting children to; recognise numerals 1 to 10, count out up to 10 objects from a larger group, count actions or objects which cannot be moved, select the correct numeral to represent 1 to 10 objects, and count an irregular arrangement of up to 10 objects.
In the shape, space and measures area of learning the children will be carrying out activities where they will be using everyday language to talk about size, weight and capacity to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
Ways to support your child’s learning in this area;
Additional Information for the Half Term
Outdoor Learning: Forest School will be taking place on a Wednesday morning and on alternate weeks for the groups. Please ensure suitable clothing is in school for these sessions.
Visits / visitors: Mr Stok Toys Experience Monday 29th January.
Visits into class: Friday
Robin class teacher