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Spring Term

 

Nursery

Welcome back to the children in Nursery and a hello to the new starters.

The teachers and children are looking forward to another big term of learning and exciting activities. The school value we are focusing on this term is Humility.

Our theme this term is Mini Bakers and Traditional Tales.

Maths

Children will be learning the names and characteristics of 2D shapes. They will be learning counting songs to 10 and beyond and using number names and language spontaneously. Students will be creating repeated patterns. Children will also be learning to match number to quantity correctly for numbers to 10 and counting back. The children will also be learning to add and begin to use the abacus. We will also be weighing and measuring as part of our baking.

 

English

In Literacy we are listening to stories with increasing attention and recall. Children will begin to describe the main story, events and characters. Children will learn and join in with repeated refrains and begin to anticipate key events and phrases in rhymes and stories. Children will begin to give meaning to the marks as they draw and paint and begin use language of possession.

We will be reading lots of fictional books related being outside. The children will also learn some songs and rhymes about the weather and the outdoors. 

RE

Our RE topic for this half term is all about 'Humility'.

The children will be listening to stories about humilities. The children will also take part in circle time and take part in some role-play activities. We will also be thinking about our world and why it is special to us.

How you can help 

Share stories with your children and encourage them to predict what might happen. If possible, allow your child the opportunity to mark and to recognise their name. Encourage your child to form some letters of their name.

Look for numbers in the environment. Discuss more/less and the same. Count small sets of objects, different movements and using your fingers.

 

Reception

Welcome back to the children in Reception and a hello to the new starters.

The teachers and children are looking forward to another big term of learning and exciting activities. There will be be focus on how to show sensitivity to other people's needs and feelings. We will be learning a lot about teamwork. It is very important for the children to learn how to work cooperatively in a group. The school value we are focusing on this term is Humility.

This term we will be doing a lot of baking in school. The children will have the visit a bakery and create their own bakery in class.

This term is Brilliant Bakes.

Numeracy

In Maths the children will be learning the concept of capacity and weight. We will be measuring different ingredients. They will be doing many experiments using different sized jugs, cups and containers. They will also be learning about money. The children will be comparing quantities and will learn about notes and coins. There will be a shop in the classroom with different food so that the children have the opportunity to work with and exchange money.

Literacy

We will be focusing on three stories this half term. the first story is 'Little red Riding Hood'. The second story is 'the Gingerbread Man'. the third story is 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. The children will be focusing on the settings and characters in these two stories. They will also be re-telling the stories as well as acting them out in small groups. We will be focusing on the food in the above stories and will be cooking the appropriate dish at the end of each story.

Children will have lots of opportunities to read and to be read to. they will have lots of opportunities to use their comprehension skills to answer relevant questions related to texts they read. We will be doing many segmenting and blending of words. The children will also be writing many sentences in class.

RE

Our RE topic this half term is all about 'Humility'.

The children will be listening to stories about humilities. The children will take part in circle time and take part in some role-play activities. 

We will also be thinking about our world and why it is special to us. 

How you can help

Look at and talk about books with your child.

Look for numbers in the environment, for example numbers on doors, buses etc.

When going to the shops look at how much things cost and evolve your children by asking them questions. For example, I need two lemons, each lemon is £1. how much will these two lemons cost together.

Practise segmenting and blending words, both reading and writing.

Please practise reading and key words with your children. Also, remember to bring your child's folder in every week and on the appropriate dates.  

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