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Welcome back to the second half of our Autumn half term. I hope your child had an enjoyable first half term and has returned to school ready for more fabulous learning! We will be recognising numbers, shapes and we are currently beginning to learn about adding and subtracting during our maths lessons, whilst developing our knowledge of letters and sounds in phonics. We will be focussing on an array of topics such as 'Ourselves, Around the World and Mixed up Fairytales.' I look forward to seeing you taking part in your child's learning during 'Stay & Play' sessions, if you are able to, this half term.
Please remember, if you have any worries or concerns, feel free to come in for a chat after school or send me a message on class dojo.
Our Topic This Half Term is...
Around the World
This half term we will be thinking all about our the world around us. We will also be looking at different countries and looking for similarities and differences. Our learning will focus around 7 key questions;
Who celebrates Diwali?
What is it like in China?
Where do cheeky monkeys live?
What country do we live in?
What other places are in Europe?
What do we know about Christmas?
How is Christmas celebrated around the world?
In maths we will be recapping our skills of finding 1 or 2 more than a given number. After which we will be focussing primarily on our addition and subtraction skills this half term.
Important documents you might want to see!
Here are a few of our documents to help you see in greater depth what we have learnt about and what we will be learning in the coming half term.
Games and Information
Here are some links for you and your child that may be useful. If you find any more then let me know!
Great Games and Learning Opportunities For Your Child At Home
Here are some great links to different games for your child at home.
CBeebies - great for a variety of fun activities
ICT games - great for educational games offering activities across the whole curriculum.
Top Marks - great for educational games offering activities across the whole curriculum.
Useful Links For Parents
Here are useful links for parents.
Tapestry Online Learning Journey
Early Years Foundation Stage: Guide for Parents
Synthetic Phonics - Helping your child to read
Things You Can Do At Home
To help your child become independent, why not try some of these activities at home?
Dress and undress independently including doing up their own buttons, coat and shoes
Encourage them to tidy up their bedrooms or help with the washing up
Use the toilet and wash their hands independently
Use a knife and fork to eat their dinner
Spend time sharing books before bed
Talk about everyday things after school or whilst travelling on the bus or in the car
Ask questions and be observant whilst shopping or taking walks to the park
Recognise letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make
Practise writing letters
Practise writing their name
Identify different numbers in the environment
First day back after the holidays
Monday 6th November
Monday 18th December - PM Performance 2pm
Tuesday 19th December - AM Performance 10am
Our 'WOW' Experience - Meet Santa's Reindeers
Wednesday 20th December - 2pm onwards
Last day before the October Half Term holidays
Friday 22nd December
First day back after Christmas holidays
Monday 8th January