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Summer 1

Dear Parents,

 

What an exciting term we have had! The children have really enjoyed our Space topic, particularly playing in the rocket! They were also fascinated by volcanoes and loved watching footage of volcanoes and making our own volcanic eruptions. The children also really enjoyed celebrating Mother's Day and sharing lots of activities in school.

The children have worked hard in Literacy particularly with their letter formation. I’m sure you appreciated how far the children have come when you looked at their Easter and Mother’s Day cards. The children have been busy reading their books, if you can keep practising this at home it will really help with their fluency.

Please share with us all the things you celebrate at home too, any observations will be greatly appreciated.

In maths we looked at numbers 5 to 10 and shape. The children showed us their number skills and they are certainly confident with addition. We are still working on number formation so any practice at home would be greatly appreciated.

We have been revisiting 1 less and 1 more of a given number and the children are showing greater confidence with this.

Next term we are beginning our learning journey with work on celebrating ourselves and looking at different cultures around the world.

Following this we will be looking at Minibeasts.  We will learn about different insects and their habitats. We will study the lifecycles of different insects and look at the different part of each insect

Finally, we will study plants and growing. We will be planting seeds and growing beans. We will look at the parts of a plant and the conditions for growth.

Vocabulary

Minibeasts

Minibeast

Froglet

Aphid

Plant

Insect

Pond

Larva

Habitat

Arachnid

Amphibean

Antennae

Protect

Frog spawn

Camouflage

Shedding

Care

Tadpole

Ladybird

Egg

Damp

Plants

Plant

soil

seed

root

growth

pollination

leaf

light

nutrient

stem

shoot

fertilise

petal

flower

Seed dispersal

 

Can I remind parents that we would like children to change their book twice a week. The children are now ready for 3/4 reading sessions at home and then the book should be changed.

 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- 20 forwards and backwards
  • To recognise and talk about 2D and 3D shape
  • Halving and doubling to 10
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • To practise retelling stories of their making.
  • Writing simple sentences
  • Reading at home

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

  • Halving and doubling to 20
  • Number sentences with missing numbers e.g.   ? +? =10   or   ? +3 =15   or    ? +? +? =12
  • Writing short descriptions and stories
  • Shapes such as hexagons, pentagons, square based pyramids, triangular based pyramids, prisms
  • Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

Useful web links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mini-beast-adventure-with-jess

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z9fkwmn

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/minibeasts

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase4Menu.htm

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37&AgeGroup=1

http://rainydaymum.co.uk/quick-growing-plants-kids/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/mr-blooms-nursery

Finally, can I remind parents that the children need PE kit in school all week. We will be going outside next term, so tracksuit bottoms, trainers or plimsolls and sweatshirts would be helpful.

Key Dates;

Wednesday 20th April 2022   Term starts

Half Term: Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June

Thursday 21st July 2022   End of term

Thank you for all your support