We hope everyone had a lovely half term break.
For the second half of the Autumn term we will start by remembering all the soldiers who fought in the First and Second World Wars and we will be learning about why we wear poppies. We shall then be learning facts about real life bears so that we can make our own non-fiction books. Finally we shall be building up to Christmas by writing about Excitable Edgar and his Christmassy adventures.
See below for more information about this half term's learning.
The children in Miss Foreman's phonics group will be starting phase 4 of "Letters and Sounds," where we will be learning to read and write words with consonant blends and learning to read and spell phase 4 tricky words. The children in Mrs Hughes's group will continue to secure their phase 3 sounds and read and write them in simple words. They will be also learning to read and write phase 3 tricky words.
Please use your Espresso at home login to access phonics videos and find activities to practise them. Search for Polly's Phonics for phase 3 and Kim's Phonics for phase 4.
Espresso Home Login:
Username: student30477 Password: perton
On our children's page there is also a link to a site called Phonics Bloom which has some great free games to practise your sounds.
This half term we shall continue to develop our sentence writing skills, making sure we use our Kung Fu Punctuation to help us remember to use capital letters to start each sentence and full stops to show that each sentence has ended. We always try to base our writing on a good book or a video clip. Here are some of the texts we shall be using this half term.
In maths we follow the White Rose scheme. This half term we will be securing our addition and subtraction skills and making sure that we know our number bonds for all numbers up to 10. We will be using these bonds to help us create fact families. We will be exploring shape and learning to sort and name 2D and 3D shapes. Finally we will be learning about place value in numbers up to 20, writing the numbers correctly using digits and words, representing them using tens and ones and comparing and ordering them.