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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.
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.
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 16th April
Last day before the half term holidays
Friday 25th May
First day back after Half Term holidays
Monday 4th June