This week we are learning......
31st March 2014
In literacy we will be writing our own stories in the style of 'We're going on a bear hunt' and 'We're going on a lion hunt' We have already planned our stories so are ready to start some amazing stories.
In math's we will be learning how to make and interpret pictographs. In our mental starters we will be revisiting addition and subtraction using a number line.
In creative curriculum we will be doing lots of science. Our main focus will be materials. We will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes. This will involve a number of experiments. We will also be using glockenspiels and xylophones to compose some of our own music.
PLEASE REMEMBER OUR INSPIRE AFTERNOON IS ON THURSDAY AT 1.30PM
In literacy we will continue to look at stories from other cultures. We will be reading 'We're going on lion hunt' and then comparing it to 'We're going on a bear hunt' At the end of the week we will be planning our own stories in the style of these books.
in math's we are going to be counting in tens and then partitioning numbers into tens and ones.
In creative curriculum we will be making and evaluating our Mexican wraps. We will then complete our Aztec art.
In literacy this week we will be looking at stories from other cultures. We will be reading Handa's surprise. We will continue to use adjectives to describe characters and fruits. We will be using our new talking rules to discuss the story.
In math's we will be sorting shapes, monsters, fruit and vegetables. In our mental starters we will be continuing to locate numbers on a hundred square. Reception children will be recognising numbers to 20.
In creative curriculum we will be decorating our Aztec masks. We will also continue our design and technology work on Mexican wraps.
In literacy this week we will be reading the 'Tyrannosaurus Drip' by Julia Donaldson. We will be using adjectives to describe characters and settings. We will be working on our individual targets.
In Math's we will be revisiting 2D and 3D shape. We will be sorting shapes into sets.
In creative curriculum we will be continuing to work on our Aztec inspired art.
3rd March 2014
In literacy this week we will be reading 'The Runaway Pancake' and 'The Gingerbread Man' We will be learning what a noun is and identifying them in our work. We will also continue to sequence familiar stories (we found this tricky last week).
In math's this week we will be working on place value. We will be counting in tens and finding numbers one more and one less than a given number.
In creative curriculum this week we will be learning about lent and discussing what we might give up for lent along with making pancakes. We will also be looking at Aztec patterns and creating our own Aztec inspired prints. This week we will also start our design and technology work which had to be delayed last week. We will start by looking at a healthy diet and the balanced food plate. Once we have learnt about about a balance diet we will be designing our own meal.
Ways to support your child this week;
- Ensure you read at home at least 3 times a week.
- Go on the phonics play website and play the buried treasure game (phase 4 or 5)
- Work on cursive letter formation.
- Reception work on number recognition to 20.
- Year 1 work on number recognition to 100.
- Continue to learn their tricky words. If they can read them then try spelling them.
Thank you for your support this will really help your child to progress.
24th February 2014
In literacy this week we will be reading the traditional tale of 'The Ugly Duckling'. We will be sequencing and retelling the story discussing how the characters feel and relating their feelings to our own experiences. We will be focusing on our individual targets, mostly trying to remember capital letters, full stops and letter formation.
In math's we will be comparing length and then learning how to measure using non-standard units and then the standard unit of a metre. We will be trying to find objects smaller and taller than a metre.
In creative curriculum this week we will be revisiting Mexico and learning how the Aztecs settled there a long time ago. We will be trying to make our own Aztec weaving patterns. Our DT topic also starts this week. We will start by looking at a healthy diet and the balanced food plate. Once we have learnt about a balance diet we will be designing our own meal.