This half term our topic People who help us!
Below is our topic plan
Our story focus in reception this week has been Litterbug Doug by Ellie Bethel
Literacy – Writing – Reception
In literacy this week the children have been focussing on writing captions and sentences to recall what happened in the story.
Literacy Writing – Year 1
Our literacy focus in year 1 has been Harry and the Dinosaurs say raaahhh!
The children have completed their news paper reports for Harry and the Dinosaurs say raahhh! They have included an eyewitness account as well as their own news paper name and exciting titles for the articles. Final drafts out next week!
The children will have a new library book on Monday to share at home and some children also have a RWI reading book too. For reception please see the new booklet of words for the children to practise their sounding out and blending. Please work through these at your own pace throughout the whole term. You will notice underneath each sound is a dot or a dash. A dot is for a single letter sound (phoneme) and a dash is for a sound with 2 sounds together (diagraph). Please encourage your child to point to the dot or dash as they are using their fred talk to say the sounds and blend the word together to read it.
We won’t be sending home a ditty sheet next week.
Please encourage your child to continue to read sharing books from home over the summer and look out for sounds that they recognise the letters and blend sounds together in short words (with the help of an adult if needed). These are also great to introduce them to ‘red words’ and allow them to start their reading journey. Please encourage your children to join in with these as much as possible to help with their blending skills in the coming weeks.
Thank you for working through the booklets sent home.
Year 1 Homework – please complete our final summer homework sheet!
Your child had their own personal reading record. Please use this to keep track of your child’s reading at home. This can include reading from the ditty sheet, reading words using set 1 sounds or when you share a story with your child (it can be a book from school or home). Please aim to read with your child at least 3 times a week and record this with the date and a comment in your child’s reading record. Please send this reading record in every day.
Maths – Reception
This week we have been recapping their learning on doubles and equal and unequal amounts and sorting odd and evens!
Year 1 Maths –
Year 1s this week have been revisiting comparing amounts, ordering from smallest to greatest and also looking at what coins are worth! Busy mathematicians.
People Who Help Us – forest school fun
We have been learning about how to be kind to the environment and look after our forest school area. The children did some litter picking in groups to make sure there was no litter in our forest school area. See separate post for pictures.
Animal man visit
The animal man showed us lots of animals and creatures. He taught us about how he looks after them and cares for them. Please see separate post for photos.
Enjoy the weekend!
Miss Parker, Miss Shadbolt and Mrs Bromwich