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Spring term learning

Week beginning 23rd March
English - we will be writing poems about Easter eggs.  Yum!
Maths - we will be continuing our work about addition and subtraction.  We will be consolidating counting on for addition and counting back for subtraction.
In the afternoons - we will be continuing our work about materials by carrying out investigations to test the strength of paper and waterproof materials.  We will also be having a go at making our own paper.

Help your child this week by:
- continuing to listen to them read at least 3 times a week
- playing some of the active learn games to help with addition and subtraction
- finding out how some everyday materials are made.  Take a look at Curious Cat finding out how paper, glass and wool are made http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011snmr

Week beginning 16th March
English - we will be returning to our work about traditional tales.  We will be reading Black Rabbit to remind ourselves of the features of traditional tales.  We will also be looking at singular and plural words. 
Maths - we will be adding numbers together this week.  We will be working on putting the largest number first and counting on.
In the afternoons - we will be starting our science topic about everyday materials.  We will be going on a materials hunt and looking at the properties of materials. 

Help your child this week by:
- playing the active learn game allocated to them
- logging into Bug Club and reading one of their books
- looking for different materials around the home

Week beginning 9th March
English - we will be using our trip to the railway museum to inspire our writing about trains this week.  We will be looking at using capital letters and full stops in our sentences.
Maths - we will be looking at time this week especially as we need to be on time to catch the train on Tuesday.  We will be learning to read o'clock and half past times on an analogue clock.
In the afternoons - we will be continuing our work about transport by looking at the history of trains.  We will be using a time line to sequence trains and we will be finding out about George Stephenson and his Rocket train.

Help your child this week by:
- using the library or the internet to find out about trains
- practising telling the time
- talking about train journeys


Week beginning 2nd March
English - we will be continuing our work about traditional tales.  We will be using The Gingerbread Man for our work this week.
Maths - we will be looking at measures.  We will be focussing on weighing.  We will be comparing the weight of different objects and we will be weighing objects using non-standard units.  At the end of the week we will be solving weight problems.
In the afternoons - we will be continuing our look at transport in the past.

It is our book day on Friday.  We will be doing lots of lovely activities based on our favourite stories.  I am looking forward to seeing your wonderful book character costumes.

Help your child this week by:
- reading and talking about more traditional tales.
- weighing different objects from around the house.  Maybe do a bit of baking.
- visiting the book fair when it arrives on Tuesday.

Week beginning 23rd February
English - we will be starting our work about traditional tales.  We will be looking at The Enormous Turnip.  We will be learning to tell the story by making story maps and puppets.
Maths - we will be working on number bonds and using these to help us solve addition and subtraction problems.
In the afternoons - we will be starting our history work about transport.

Help your child this week by:
- sharing traditional tales like Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk.
- reinforcing number bonds to ten
- talking to grandparents about what transport was like when they were children and how it has changed

Week beginning 9th February
English - we will be finishing our information text work by writing posters all about owls. We will be writing questions and looking at using a ? at the end of our questions.
Maths - we will be handling data this week.  We will be sorting using Carroll and Venn diagrams and recording data in a table.
In the afternoons - we will be painting pictures of owls and we will be beginning our work on programming and coding for computing.

Help your child this week by:
- talking about Venn and Carroll diagrams
- going to the library and looking for books about owls
- attending parent's evening on Tuesday or Wednesday
 
Week beginning 2nd February
English - we are continuing our work about information books.  We will be looking at the contents page and the index page.  We will be writing information sentences about transport.
Maths - we will be looking at 3D shape this week.  We will be naming shapes, making models with shapes and looking at the properties of these shapes.  We will also be revisiting days of the week, months of the year and the 4 seasons.
In the afternoons - we will be finishing our work about light and dark by investigating light sources and reflective materials.

It is the FOCs coffee morning on Friday.  Our time in the hall is 9.55 - 10.15.  We hope you will be able to join us for coffee and cake.

Help you child this week by:
- reading any information books you may have
- looking for 3D shapes in the environment
- looking at reflective materials in the environment

Week beginning 26th January
English - we will be starting our unit of work about information texts.  We will be looking at the difference between fiction and non-fiction.  We will also be writing questions.
Maths - we will be looking at doubling numbers to 10, investigating odd and even numbers and counting in twos.
In the afternoons - we will be continuing our science work about light and dark.  We will be looking at light sources and investigating different torches. 

Help your child this week by:
- looking at information books and discussing the features
- talking about odd and even numbers you spot when out and about
- identifying different light sources in and around the home.

Week beginning 19th January
English - we will be finishing our poetry work by reading The Train Ride by June Crebbin.  We will be exploring the pattern and rhythm in the book and we will then write our own story using the same structure.
Maths - we will be continuing with our money work this week.  We will be using different coins to make different amounts, finding the totals of 2 coins and we will be ending the week with some problem solving.
In the afternoons - we will be starting our science work about light.  We will be learning why we need light to see and we will be looking at different sources of light.

On Tuesday afternoon we will be enjoying the Magic Carpet performance.

Help your child this week by:
- playing rhyming games
- using coins to make different amounts
- looking for different light sources

Week beginning 12th January
English - we are continuing with our poetry work this week.  We will be reading more poems and comparing them.  We will be performing some poems and then writing some of our own counting poems.
Maths - we will be focussing on money this week.  We will be recognising different coins and learning their values.  We will be using different coins to make amounts and then we will be solving money problems.
In the afternoons - we will be continuing our DT work by designing and making our moving picture to illustrate a nursery rhyme.

Help your child this week by:
- playing rhyming games
- going shopping and talking about different coins
- looking for sliders and levers around the house

Week beginning 5th January
English - we will be starting a poetry unit of work called Pattern and Rhyme.  We will be reading lots of counting poems, playing lots of rhyming games and generating our own rhyming word word strings.
Maths - we will be looking at number this week.  We will be finding the number 1 more and 1 less, locating 2-digit numbers on a 100 square and 'making' 2-digit numbers using a range of equipment.
In the afternoons - we are having a DT focus this week.  We will be investigating levers and sliders.  We will be designing and making a moving picture to illustrate a nursery rhyme.

Help your child this week by:
- looking for 2-digit numbers in the environment
- playing rhyming word games.  Give this one a try: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/words/dg3.shtml
- looking at any pop up books you may have at home and discussing how the moving parts work
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