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 enourage 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.
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.
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