Hello everyone and welcome to the Comets homepage!
Welcome back to the second half of the Spring term. I hope your child had an enjoyable first half of this term and has returned to school ready for more fabulous learning! This half term we will focus mainly on addition, doubling, subtraction and halving. 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.
Our Topic This Half Term is...
This half term we will be thinking all about how mammals, animals and plants grow and the cycle they have to follow. Our learning will focus around 5 key questions;
What stages do we go through as we grow?
What insects have a complete metamorphic change?
Are all chicks the same colour when they hatch?
How do we plant beans so they grow?
What does a sunflower need to grow?
In maths we will focusing on number. We will continue to recap and use our existing knowledge of shape, space and measure.
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.
Learning Songs for your Children to Watch and Learn
Jack Hartmann - Count to 100
Counting Robot - Counting in 2's, 5's and 10's
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Incy, Wincy Spider
Jack & Jill
Hickory, Dickory Dock
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 26th February
Last day before the Easter holidays
Thursday 29th February
First day back after Half Term holidays
Monday 16th April