Welcome to Acorns!
Welcome to Acorn's class page. We hope you've had a wonderful holidays and are excited for the fantastic term ahead of us! Over the next few weeks we will be focussing on the question of Are We Alone? The children will be given the opportunities to explore and investigate the world around us and during Autumn 2 will be learning about things that are out of this world! The children will also be developing their understanding of phonics and will begin to apply it to their reading and writing. Alongside that your child will be working to recognise, understand and use their numbers to 10 (and beyond for some children), plus practising their number formation. As you can tell we have a very busy, exciting term ahead of us!
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 for the Autumn Term is...
Are We Alone?
Throughout the Autumn term we will be looking at the world in which we live and to the various planets and stars beyond. We will begin by looking at our environments such as home, school and the local area. We will be incorporating people who help us and how to care for our environment.
This term, we have focussing on the story 'Monkey Puzzle'. We will tell the story with actions and encourage the children to retell the story independently. Please ask your child to show you! We will be working on building words using our phonic sounds and begin to build words in to short sentences, working on capital letters and full stops. We will also be creating captions and speech bubbles to share our thoughts.
This term, we will learning to recognise, use and make numbers to 5 in different ways to ensure we know the story of each number in its entirety. After which we will be using these numbers to add, subtract and use the vocabulary of more and less accurately. We will also be looking at measuring time, sequencing events of the day and looking at o'clock and half-past.
Your child has been given a homework pack which includes their name card, Bear Words, letter and number 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 also have reading books. In order to foster a love of reading please enjoy your child's book with them. 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.