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Welcome back to the Summer Term - where has the time gone this year? I hope your child has enjoyed their time in Comets so far and has returned to school ready for more fabulous learning! This term we will be setting more challenging tasks and our expectation for your children will be increasing. This half term we will focus mainly on number, time and money whilst recapping basic 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. We will continue to develop our knowledge of letters and sounds in phonics and begin to apply our knowledge to independent and focus writing. Over the year we will be focusing on an array of topics such as 'Ourselves, Around the World and Mixed up Fairy Tales.' 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.

 

 

Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff 1 Miss Bradley - Class Teacher

Our Topic This Half Term is...

 

Mixed Up Fairy Tales

 

This half term we will be thinking all about our favourite stories and what makes them so much fun to read. Our learning will focus around 6 key questions;

What does every good fairy tale need?

How can you describe different characters?

What special objects might be in the story?

Howe does the setting enhance the story?

How can the plot of a story keep us interested?

What fairy tales can we create?

 

 

In maths we will focusing on time and money We will continue to revisit and review our prior learning linked to numbers and shape, space and measure.

 

 

 

Your child has been given a homework pack which includes their name card, letter formation sheet, number cards, letter cards and a whiteboard pen. Please can you ensure you are practising one element from these packs with your child daily.

 

Children have also started their 'Bear Words.' We test the children on these high frequency reading words every Monday. Some children have made fantastic progress over the last half term with these. To aid spellings and application of their phonics learning most children also receive weekly spellings. These are tested on a Friday. Please practise these weekly to help your child's reading and writing confidence grow. 

 

Children also have reading books. The expectation across school is that children practise 3 times a week. Please leave us a short message in your child's reading diary so we know they have read.

 

Thank you for continued support with your child's learning.

Here are a few things we have been doing already

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.

Our Long Term Plan - The children will build this as we move through the year!

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

 

ICT games - great for educational games offering activities across the whole curriculum.

http://www.ictgames.com/

 

Top Marks - great for educational games offering activities across the whole curriculum.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37

 

Learning Songs for your Children to Watch and Learn

Jack Hartmann - Count to 100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc

Counting Robot - Counting in 2's, 5's and 10's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-cARYvdtB4

Doubling Rap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jOzhiACB68

 

Nursery Rhymes

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Incy, Wincy Spider

Jack & Jill

Hickory, Dickory Dock

Humpty Dumpty

 

 

 

Useful Links For Parents

Here are useful links for parents.

 

Tapestry Online Learning Journey

https://tapestryjournal.com/

 

Class Dojo

https://www.classdojo.com/

 

Early Years Foundation Stage: Guide for Parents

http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2014/08/EYFS_Parents_Guide-amended.pdf

 

Synthetic Phonics - Helping your child to read

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/expert-help/what-is-synthetic-phonics


 

 

 

 

 

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

Important Dates

First day back after the holidays

Monday 16th April

 

Last day before the half term holidays

Friday 25th May

 

First day back after Half Term holidays

Monday 4th June

 

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