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...
Throughout Autumn 2 we will be looking at the world in which we live and the seasons, with a focus of autumn. We will begin by looking at nature around our local environment. We will be exploring the outside areas within school, as well as (weather permitting) walking to Bulwell Woods to explore how autumn changes our environment. During our autumn theme we will be creating natural art, exploring natural materials in different ways and learning how to look after ourselves in colder weather.
This term, we have focussing on the story 'The Gruffalo'. 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. Children also have reading books. In order to foster a love of reading and to help your child develop further academically, please enjoy their book with them for a few minutes each day. You can help to encourage their understanding of what they have read by exploring the accompanying images with them and questioning your child about the text (there are some suggested questions below). Please leave us a short message in your child's reading diary so we know they have read at home.
Thank you for continued support with your child's learning