In English we will be using the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach, where the children learn a text using actions before changing part of it (Innovation) and finally creating a new piece of writing ( independent application )
This term we intend to use the following texts: Bog Baby to develop descriptive writing and Meerkat Mail to develop Non-fiction writing.
Each morning your child will take part in a daily phonics reading session using RWI or a reading session using VIPERS. In both session children are heard read daily, learn new vocabulary, practise decoding words, recognising ‘red’ words on sight and developing fluency. Your child will bring home a book weekly, this will be a RWI Book bag book and an additional grapple book if your child takes part in RWI sessions or a longer book from the book bands.
To help your child progress with their reading you should hear your child read three times weekly – please record in the reading diary. Children who have three dates recorded for reading weekly will be given a special reading sticker.
We are using a mastery approach to maths teaching, so there will be lots of opportunities to use practical resources. Children will continue to use Base Ten equipment, Place-Value grids, Part-Whole models and bar models to ensure they have a thorough understanding of mathematical concepts. This term there is a focus on learning the 10x, 2x Times Tables so if you could support your child to play Times Tables Rockstars at home your child will gain a quick recall of these.
Spring 2022 begins with a geography topic called ‘Kenya’ before moving onto a history based topic called ‘Pochahontas’ Both topics allow the children to learn new knowledge about the past and the world.
Our science lessons allow the children to investigate and carry out simple experiments. Our topic is ‘Everyday Materials’
Your child will have two PE lessons weekly – Monday and Wednesday. The lesson on Wednesday is taught by Mr Brown our PE specialist. PE kits should be left in school for the half term.
On Wednesday afternoon I have my PPA time so the class will be taught by Mrs Clarke.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions or queries about ways to support your child.
Miss B. Noon (Teacher)
Mrs K Keith (Learning Support Assistant)