Class teacher : Mrs. Parsons
Teaching assistants : Mrs. French, Miss. Lyndsay, Miss Carlton
Learning and growing together.
We will be starting the term with our very exciting trip to Quex Forest School. The children will have opportunities to learn about our local environment whilst also developing personal growth through physical experiences such as climbing and a zip-wire!
Our topic this term is, 'People who help us'. We will be finding out about roles within our community and exploring how these roles help us. These roles will include people who work as part of the emergency services, people who work in local businesses and our families. We will be visited by the RNLI and our local vicar to discuss their roles in our community and inviting families into our classroom for a 'Learning together' session.
During our literacy lessons we will be writing labels and captions linked to our role play area and roles within the community that we explore. The children will be applying taught phonics and key words to their writing. You can support your child by exploring labels whilst out shopping or by encouraging your child to label items found around the home.
Alongside our non-fiction work, we will be exploring a range of 'Superhero' texts to support our vocabulary and sentence structure.
Our topic this term is the inspirational British author, Julia Donaldson. The children will be exploring a range of books written by the author and developing artistic skills through the characters.
During our literacy lessons we have been exploring some of Julia Donaldson's fantastic stories. The children have really been enjoying composing songs to describe characters from 'The Gruffalo'. The children have also enjoyed visiting our Forest school to develop their vocabulary to describe the setting.
During our maths lessons we have been counting to 20 using 1:1 correspondence, recognising numbers to 20 and developing our knowledge of 2D shape names and their properties.
Below are some songs you may wish to listen to with your child to support their learning.
During term 1 the children will be learning phonics beginning with the sounds, s, a, t, p, i, n. They will then learn the sounds, m, d, g, o, c, k.
Below are some resources you may find helpful in supporting your child in their learning.
During our topic lessons we made a 'Gruffalo crumble'. The children had lots of fun rubbing the butter, flour and sugar. We then practiced our fine motor skills by chopping bananas.