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Spring 2

What a great half term we have had! The children have made wonderful strides forward.

The children have worked hard in literacy particularly with their letter formation and blending. The children have enjoyed home reading and changing their books, they are certainly reading a lot more. If you can keep practising at home it would be great, it is really making a difference and will really help with their fluency.

The children loved our Healthy Eating topic and have had a real thirst for knowledge. The children particularly enjoyed our topic on teeth with many children getting a medal for their teeth cleaning! The children have also been sharing their ideas at the snack table and have enjoyed telling each other how fruit and vegetables are healthy foods. They love making their own snacks, in particular using the toaster and making their own toast.

In Maths we have learned about measuring and practised counting with numbers 0 to 10. We have also looked at 1 less and 1 more of a given number. The children can confidently count forward and backwards to 10. We have also covered addition and subtraction.

Next term we are beginning our learning journey with Space, as the children are really interested in the natural world. We will learn about the planets in the Solar System, Our Earth and The Moon.

We will then begin a topic on castles. We will be learning about knights and princesses. We will be comparing the Past with the Present.

Space Vocabulary Overview

Solar system

gravity

Planet names

atmosphere

Sun

crater

star

universe

Moon

telescope

rocket

Moon buggy

Planets

galaxy

alien

 

astronaut

meteor

universe

 

 

Here are the targets we are working towards this term:

  • To read and write CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words e.g. mad, tap, dad, bin
  • To count 1- 0  forwards and backwards reliably and recognise and write numbers 1-10
  • Subitising (seeing numbers without counting) to 5
  • To estimate and count objects reliable to 10
  • Halving and doubling to 10
  • To practise retelling stories of their making
  • Reading at home

If you feel your child has already achieved these you could support us by:

  • Halving and doubling to 10
  • Number sentences with missing numbers e.g.   ? +? =10   or   ? +3 =10   or    ? +? +? =10
  • Writing sentences using their set 1 and set 2 sounds
  • Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

 

ICT Links

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

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

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/how-to-make-a-volcano/

Mother’s Day Celebration

We will also have a Mother’s Day celebration on Friday 25th March 2022 in school when we will be thinking about the special ladies in our lives.

Thank you for all your support

Key Dates

World Book Day                      3rd March 2022

End of term                              1st April 2022

Children return to school      20th April 2022