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  Welcome back to Term 5 Beanstalks!

This term we will be exploring the school value 'courage'.

 

Our core text is The Three Billy Goats Gruff and we shall also be focusing on a core nursery rhyme each week.

Our nursery rhymes can be found using the links to the right.

 

 

 

Some more of the delights in store this term ...

As readers we will be using phonic knowledge to decode regular words and reading them aloud accurately. We will also read some common irregular words.

As writers we will be writing simple sentences which can be read by ourselves and others. Some words will be spelt correctly and others phonetically plausible.

As mathematicians we will be counting reliably with numbers from one to 20, placing them in order and saying which number is one more or one less than a given number. We will be using quantities and objects, to add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. We will be solving problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. We will also be talking about size, shape, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.

As communicators we shall be continuing to listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and responding to what we hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. We shall also be answering ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about our experiences and in response to stories or events and developing our own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events

As artists we shall be singing songs, making music, dancing and experimenting with ways of changing them. We shall be exploring a variety of materials, tools and techniques and experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. We shall also be using what we have learnt about media and materials in original ways, uses & purposes, representing our own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

We shall be developing our physical development by showing good control and co-ordination in large and small movements, moving confidently in a range of ways and safely negotiating space. We shall be handling equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. We shall be developing our understanding of health and self-care by talking about the importance of good health. physical exercise and a healthy diet and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe

To understand our world better we shall be talking about similarities and differences between ourselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions. We will be making observations of animals and plants and explaining why some things occur and talking about changes. We will also be recognising that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools and selecting and using technology for particular purposes.

 

  

 

In term 4 we enjoyed learning to retell and act out the narrative of our core text 'The Gigantic Turnip'. 

The core text
Our story map
Our super drawings

 

 

Thank you to all who attended the phonics workshop. Below are some useful resources...

Buried Treasure - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/BuriedTreasure2.html

Geraldine the Giraffe, YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtNWFUVgaRk

Phonics Sounds - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksblMiliA8

 

 

In term 3 we had a positive time learning all about our school value of 'Respect'.

We learnt how to show respect to others by being polite, our classroom by keeping it tidy and wider environment by recycling.

 

We also thoroughly enjoyed all our fantastic learning focused on our core story, the well loved tale of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'

We have retold the story via both song and actions, supported by the author Michael Rosen himself!

Please encourage your child to retell it to you at home using the link below: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyl6ykDwds 

 

 

Things to bring to school

A small bag to hang on your child’s coat peg (named polythene bag is fine), containing spare clothes etc.

A named warm coat (ideally waterproof/water resistant) as we use the outdoor area in all weathers.

A named pair of wellies. We have some spare pairs in school so don’t worry if you don’t have any.

 

Volunteering

If you have any spare time and you would like to volunteer please come and see a member of staff in Beanstalk.

Donations

If you have any construction resources, which are in good condition, we would be happy to give them a new home!  Resources such as Duplo, Mobilo and Knex.

 I am usually available for a quick chat either at the start or end of the day (except Wednesdays as this is staff meeting day).  Should you need to contact myself out of school hours my email address is sarah.browne@stnicholasprimaryschool.org.uk

 The EYFS is a distinct phase of education with its own curriculum from birth to the end of the Reception year. Please cut and paste/ follow the link to find out more:

www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

 

 

Each child has an online learning journal, called Tapestry, which we use to track, record, assess and share significant learning experiences that your child has had, using comments, photographs and video. Parents/carers can access their own child's journal using a secure password. If you are having trouble accessing your child's Tapestry journal please let me know. 

 

It's great working with you and your wonderful children.

Sarah

 

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