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Spring 1

We have had a very busy term! The children have progressed really well, thank you for all your support at home it really does support the children well. We still need your help on tapestry particularly around the themes of family customs and routines. Please share with us all the things you celebrate at home and prompt your children to tell us about it. It is an important early learning goal which you are experts at developing!

Many children have now started the next phase of our Read Write Inc Programme. They may come home talking about ‘Ditty Group or Green group’ and the books they are reading. This phase concentrates on applying their phonic knowledge and practising writing letters, words and sentences.

The children have really enjoyed our topics this term. The launch of the Gruffalo and Stickman certainly created a buzz of excitement. It was lovely to see the children sharing their knowledge, they were definitely the experts. It has been great to see the progress the children have made with their writing as they were very keen to make books and label pictures. We have been working very hard on our number recognition and formation (please keep on with practising at home it really helps). The children are confidently working within 5 and many beyond this.

We have continued to work on friendships and getting along with each other. You will probably hear lots about ‘kind hands’, ‘kind feet’ and ‘kind words’.

Finally, the children have been fantastic in PE. They never cease to amaze me; they are certainly confident and competent movers!

Next half term we are looking forward to continuing the learning journey. We will begin with a topic on Keeping Healthy. We will also have a big focus on oral hygiene. We will also be chatting about our families and talking about what life was like for our parents when they were young. Be prepared to answer lots of questions!

Following on from this we will be learning about Snow and Ice and looking at cold areas of the world and arctic animals. We will also be freezing and melting objects.

Here are the targets we are working towards this term:

  • To write own name with correct formation and a capital letter at the start
  • To recognise all our sounds and write them
  • To read CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words e.g. mad, tap, dad, bin
  • To understand numbers to 10 and recognise the patterns of these numbers by sight (subitising)
  • To measure using length, weight and capacity
  • Halving and doubling to 10
  • To practise retelling stories of their making
  • Reading at home

Ice and Snow Vocabulary Overview

Arctic

Snow

Flood

Summer

Freeze

Antarctic

Ocean

Snowstorm

Iceberg

World

Ice

Hibernate

Winter

Mountain

Camouflage

Steam

Migrate

Autumn

Predator

Peterborough

Arctic animals

Direction

Spring

Melt

United Kingdom

Useful websites

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zpvfb9q

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Key Dates

Return to school Jan 5th 2022

Break up Feb 11th 2022

Half Term 14th – 18th Feb 2022

Return to school – 21st  Feb 2022

 

Thank you for all your support and Merry Christmas!