Our learning journey this half term...
This half term we will be focusing on the topic 'Under and Over the Sea' Each week the children will have a different question to explore. 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 it move?' and 'Does it float or sink?' We will be using books such as 'Mrs Armitage on Wheels' and books about pirates to focus our learning each week.
In maths sessions the children will continue to gain confidence working 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, also ordering of numbers. We will also be solving problems involving doubling and halving, measurement and direction. 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 the children will continue to focus on writing sentences which can be read by themselves and others. They will be using Capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, phonic knowledge to write words and their knowledge of 'red' words. 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 'Pentecost' Each week the children will also look at a different Gospel value.
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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