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Continue to listen and engage within Story and Rhyme, to be able to
recall details and predict outcomes. They will be able to follow two -and three-step instructions and ask, and answer, relevant ‘how and why’ questions about their own activities. They should also be able to express themselves effectively, continuing to develop our spoken language skills. Throughout the term we will be developing concentration through different activities in preparation for Prep 1.
We will be working on a large variety of topics including; counting and ordering numbers to 100. Continuing to count in 10’s and introducing counting in 5’s. Have a greater understanding of tens and units, counting on and place value. Solve problems involving
doubling, halving and sharing. Recapping and identifying numbers which are one more and one less and continuing our work on addition and subtraction.
We will continue to consolidate the words learned so far; transport, my family, food items and numbers to ten and beyond in a series of
games, rhymes and fun songs. We shall practise questions: “Comment t’appelles-tu?”, “Où est?”, “Où habites-tu?”, “Quel âge as-tu?” with the correct responses. This term we will also be learning vocabulary for parts of our body and words related to the weather.
This term we will continue to find out more about Jesus by looking at the many stories he told. We shall be thinking about how we can live our lives as Jesus would like us to live them.
The children will continue to work on their confidence when singing and performing. They will be playing some singing games and using their voices and body percussion to create their own pieces. They will also be broadening their musical knowledge by listening to the music included in the BBCs Ten Pieces.
This term we will continue learning to construct with a purpose to achieve a planned effect, with the emphasis on the process they go through; taking pride in their creative achievements. We will experiment with different materials, tools and techniques, including exploring with colour combinations and mixing to create different effects in our art work.
Our art work will be based on both topic and summer themes.
This term we will continue to build on body movement, facial expression and voice projection as we enjoy our class play – Jack and the Beanstalk.
PE/Games – The time will be spent on introducing a selection of athletic activities and skills – to include sprinting, hurdles and relays.
PE: Development of large and small ball skills through a variety of hitting and catching games. In addition they will work on team relays.
Swimming: Based on guidelines laid down in the ASA ‘National Plan for Teaching Swimming’. Activities designed to develop watermanship, confidence and stroke technique will be used.
Phonics: Continuing to revise our set 2 speed sounds and begin to learn set 3. We will focus on reading and spelling High frequency words. A spelling test will be set weekly and differentiated accordingly. This will follow a mixture of green words from our ‘Get Writing’ story each week together with the 100 High Frequency words.
Reading: Continuing to develop reading skills through the use of phonics. Daily reading will continue at your child’s own speed. We will continue to look at non-fiction books and look at
features of these. Orally retelling familiar stories related to our topics. Developing our skills to answer comprehension questions.
Writing: Developing skills to write full sentences independently. Continuing with the Read Write Inc, Get Writing Scheme, concentrating on sentence formation and understanding. We
will be writing for a purpose, e.g. to tell a story, share a fact etc. Use words such as ‘and’ and ‘because’ to extend sentences. Continue to use adjectives to describe and write short
Minibeasts: Within the first half of this term, our topic is ‘Minibeasts.’ Looking at minibeasts provides opportunities to learn about how we care for other creatures and for our
environment. We will understand that change occurs through life and in the wider world. We will go on a bug hunt, identify a variety of minibeasts, find out about different habitats and
use the knowledge we have gained to design and build our own ‘bug hotels.’ In the Early Years we will be looking after ‘Stick Insects’ and closely watch the life cycle stages of a caterpillar. We hope to have a big butterfly release during the term.
As part of our Science topic we will be learning about growth and change of plants and seeds. We will be asking questions such as; What do seeds need to grow? Do all flowers start from a seed? We will look forward to planting some of our own vegetables and seeds and observing changes as they grow.
Within the Personal, Social and Emotional area of our Curriculum we are working on disposition, attitude and the social and emotional well being of the children. Continuing to work on playing together and making positive relationships with our peers. Towards the end of term, we will be beginning to work on our transition to Prep 1 by building on our independence skills and looking at what changes to
expect. This will include some move up mornings towards the end of term.
This term our core topic is Health and Wellbeing. We will be exploring the following three areas: