Our learning journey this half term...
This half term we will be focusing on the topic 'What happened to Jack's beans?' Each week the children will have a different question to explore with an overarching theme of 'growing'. They will also be encouraged to think of their own questions to ask of their learning and each others. During this topic we will explore questions such as 'How does a beanstalk grow?' (Linked to the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk') and other questions related to the story of 'Little Red Hen' when we will be having some special visitors during Science week.
In maths sessions the children will continue to recognise and work with numbers and amounts from 1 to 20. They will focus on careful counting, comparing amounts of objects, estimating and finding one more and one less. We will also look at the theme of measurement- comparing length and height. Each day the children take part in a RWInc session where they learn and consolidate sounds and how to read and write words. Writing is modelled throughout the week outside of these sessions and the children will have opportunities to write independently and with an adult. This half term we will focus on writing simple sentences with increasing independence. After whole class sessions the children will continue to use the environment for opportunities to retell stories, write, paint, draw, explore shape and number, create using a variety of different media and materials.
In RE sessions we will cover the topic of 'Judaism', 'Lent', and 'Holy week.'
Each week your child will bring home a Foundation Newsletter so that you can find out what we have been focusing on and what the plan for learning will be the following week. Every 6 weeks or so you will be invited into school to share your child's learning journey and to talk about their next steps.
Mrs Cara Watts
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